Security model for the protection of sensitive and confidential data on mobile devices

M. Tayyab Asghar, Muhammad Riaz, Jamil Ahmad, Sohail Safdar

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The main objective of this research is to provide security to confidential information contained in mobile devices like PDA's and laptops. Hence the model is proposed to ensure the secure authentication as well as secure access to the required information. The secure authentication is ensured by combining two previously used authentication modes in the devices, that is: Password-based and Biometric authentication. Furthermore, the authentication information are not stored at a single point hence provides higher security and less risk. All the authentication information is distributed over local and remote (server) nodes. Decrypting only the required files leaving the rest of files encrypted can ensure the secure access to the information using session and file management proposed in this model. The proposed model of combining both mechanisms provides better security and reliability as compared to previous systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Biometrics and Security Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2008
EventIEEE- International Symposium on Biometrics and Security Technologies, ISBAST'08 - Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 23 Apr 200824 Apr 2008


ConferenceIEEE- International Symposium on Biometrics and Security Technologies, ISBAST'08


  • biometric authentication and Password security
  • cryptography controls
  • mobile security

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