Context-aware systems and adaptive user authentication

Kimmo Halunen, Antti Evesti

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    In this paper we discuss the possibilities of context-aware systems in providing more secure user authentication. We describe some approaches in using context information in adaptive security systems, especially in adaptive user authentication. In addition, we discuss some recent results in applying the context itself as an authentication factor. Recent advances in cryptographic protocol design and adaptive, context-aware systems enable the linking of the context information to the cryptographic keys and authentication. Furthermore, new protocols make adaptive user authentication easier as it is possible to combine several different factors in a single protocol. We give some examples of this and discuss the further potential of these methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEvolving Ambient Intelligence
    Subtitle of host publicationAmI 2013
    EditorsM.J. O’Grady
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-04405-7, 978-3-319-04406-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventAmI 2013 Workshops - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 3 Dec 20135 Dec 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science


    ConferenceAmI 2013 Workshops


    • context-aware systems
    • adaptive systems
    • user authentication

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    Halunen, K., & Evesti, A. (2013). Context-aware systems and adaptive user authentication. In M. J. O’Grady (Ed.), Evolving Ambient Intelligence: AmI 2013 (pp. 240-251). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol.. 413