Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Secure Storage on Android with Context-Aware Access Control

Abstract : Android devices are increasingly used in corporate settings. Although openness and cost-effectiveness are key factors to opt for the platform, its level of data protection is often inadequate for corporate use. This paper presents a strategy for secure credential and data storage in Android. It is supplemented by a context-aware mechanism that restricts data availability according to predefined policies. Our approach protects stored data better than iOS in case of device theft. Contrary to other Android-based solutions, we do not depend on device brand, hardware specs, price range or platform version. No modifications to the operating system are required. The proposed concepts are validated by a contextaware file management prototype.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [13 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Hal Ifip Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:46:06 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:31:47 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:59:57 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Faysal Boukayoua, Jorn Lapon, Bart De Decker, Vincent Naessens. Secure Storage on Android with Context-Aware Access Control. 15th IFIP International Conference on Communications and Multimedia Security (CMS), Sep 2014, Aveiro, Portugal. pp.46-59, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-44885-4_4⟩. ⟨hal-01404184⟩



Record views


Files downloads