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SAMoC: Self-aware Access Monitoring and Controlling Framework for Android

List of AuthorsNanda Kumar Thanigaivelan, Ethiopia Nigussie, Seppo Virtanen, Jouni Isoaho

EditorsFisseha Mekuria, Ethiopia Nigussie, Tesfa Tegegne

Conference nameInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa

Publication year2019

JournalCommunications in Computer and Information Science

Book title *Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa: Second International Conference, ICT4DA 2019, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, May 28-30, 2019, Revised Selected Papers

Title of seriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science

Volume number1026

Start page227

End page238






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We present the concept and specification of a self-aware access monitoring and controlling framework for Android. The lack of users’ security awareness, Android operating system’s security limitations and the widespread use of Android for personal and organizational activities emphasizes the importance of improving its security. The proposed SAMoC framework strengthens the security of Android through learning based operation refinements. The introduction of a monitoring agent on each resource and a self-aware layer in the Android software stack allows to detect unexpected events and perform fine-grained access control over the resources. The self-aware layer can automatically refine the policies or provide suggestions depending on its configuration. The SAMoC framework enforces specific restrictions on an individual user basis and allows the users to play a role in the system operation optimization due to its transparent nature.

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