Mobile Platform Security

Mobile Platform Security

N. Asokan, Lucas Davi, Alexandra Dmitrienko, Stephan Heuser
ISBN: 9781627050975 | PDF ISBN: 9781627050982
Copyright © 2015 | 108 Pages | Publication Date: 12/01/2013

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Recently, mobile security has garnered considerable interest in both the research community and industry due to the popularity of smartphones. The current smartphone platforms are open systems that allow application development, also for malicious parties. To protect the mobile device, its user, and other mobile ecosystem stakeholders such as network operators, application execution is controlled by a platform security architecture. This book explores how such mobile platform security architectures work. We present a generic model for mobile platform security architectures: the model illustrates commonly used security mechanisms and techniques in mobile devices and allows a systematic comparison of different platforms. We analyze several mobile platforms using the model. In addition, this book explains hardware-security mechanisms typically present in a mobile device. We also discuss enterprise security extensions for mobile platforms and survey recent research in the area of mobile platform security. The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current status of mobile platform security for students, researchers, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Platform Security Model
Mobile Platforms
Platform Comparison
Mobile Hardware Security
Enterprise Security Extensions
Platform Security Research
Conclusions
Bibliography
Authors' Biographies

About the Author(s)

N. Asokan, Aalto University and University of Helsinki, Finland
Asokan is a Professor at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. He joined academia recently after a long spell in industrial research at Nokia Research Center and IBM Research. Asokan holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC). He is the Lead Academic Principal Investigator for the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) at the University of Helsinki.

Lucas Davi, Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing at TU Darmstadt, Germany
Lucas is a research assistant at the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) at Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany. He received his M.Sc. in IT Security from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His current research focuses on runtime attacks such as return-oriented programming (ROP) for ARM and Intel-based systems. He is working on new attack methods and countermeasures against runtime attacks. His further research areas include mobile operating system security and Trusted Computing.

Alexandra Dmitrienko, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany
Alexandra is a research assistant at Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology in Darmstadt (Germany). She obtained her M.Sc. in IT-Security from the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia. Her achievements in research were honored by the Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award. Her research is mainly focused on security aspects of mobile operating systems and secure mobile applications, in particular, online banking, mobile payments, and ticketing.

Stephan Heuser, Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing at TU Darmstadt, Germany
Stephan is a research assistant at the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) at Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany. He received his diploma (M.Sc.) in computer science from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Before joining ICRI-SC Stephan was employed by Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) in Darmstadt, Germany, where he focused on operating system and application security for mobile devices, network security, and trusted computing. His current research mainly focuses on access control architectures for mobile devices, such as BizzTrust and FlaskDroid security architectures for Android.

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