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Research Article

How Location-Aware Access Control Affects User Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing Systems

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.165236,
        author={Wen Zeng and Reem Bashir and Trevor Wood and Francois Siewe and Helge Janicke and Isabel Wagner},
        title={How Location-Aware Access Control Affects User Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing Systems},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={cloud computing, user privacy, Cyber security, information hiding, threats},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.165236}
    }
    
  • Wen Zeng
    Reem Bashir
    Trevor Wood
    Francois Siewe
    Helge Janicke
    Isabel Wagner
    Year: 2020
    How Location-Aware Access Control Affects User Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing Systems
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.165236
Wen Zeng1,*, Reem Bashir2, Trevor Wood3, Francois Siewe1, Helge Janicke4, Isabel Wagner1
  • 1: School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH U.K.
  • 2: HORIBA MIRA Ltd, Watling Street, Nuneaton Warwickshire CV10 0TU U.K.
  • 3: Network Midlands Ltd, 446 London Road, Leicester LE2 2PP U.K.
  • 4: Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, Perth, Australia
*Contact email: wen.zeng.wz@gmail.com

Abstract

The use of cloud computing (CC) is rapidly increasing due to the demand for internet services and communications. The large number of services and data stored in the cloud creates security risks due to the dynamic movement of data, connected devices and users between various cloud environments. In this study, we will develop an innovative prototype for location-aware access control and data privacy for CC systems. We will apply location-aware access control policies to role-based access control of Cloud Foundry, and then analyze the impact on user privacy after implementing these policies. This innovation can be used to address the security risks introduced by inter-cloud use and communication, and will have significant impact in making citizen’s personal data more secure.