1st International ICST Conference on Communication System Software and MiddleWare

Research Article

Access Control in Communication Systems

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COMSWA.2006.1665185,
        author={K.  Gopinath},
        title={Access Control in Communication Systems},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Communication System Software and MiddleWare},
  • K. Gopinath
    Year: 2006
    Access Control in Communication Systems
    DOI: 10.1109/COMSWA.2006.1665185
K. Gopinath1,2
  • 1: Computer Science and Automation,
  • 2: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012


Access control is an important component in the security of communication systems. While cryptography has rightfully been a significant component in the design of large scale communication systems, its relation to access control, especially its complementarity, has not often been brought out in full. With the wide availability of SELinux, a comprehensive model of access control has all the more become important. In many large scale systems, access control and trust management have become important components in the design. In survivable systems, models of group communication systems may have to be integrated with access control models. In this paper, we discuss the problem of integrating various formalisms often encountered in large scale communication systems, especially in connection with dynamic access control policies as well as trust management