Adaptive security for smart spaces

Smart spaces – homes, offices and cities – exploit various resources in offering enriched services and information for end-users. Achieving security in such a dynamic and heterogeneous environment with predefined and static security mechanisms is a challenging task. Self-adaptive security is able to automatically select security mechanisms and their parameters at runtime in order to preserve the required security level in a changing environment.

Research Scientist Antti Evesti (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) presents in his dissertation security-adaptation architecture with an adaptation loop and an ontology-based knowledge base for security. Due to it, it is possible to reuse and extend the defined security measures.

This is the first time that ontology has been applied for security adaptation. At design-time, it offers knowledge for the software architect to design an application with security-adaptation features. Moreover, the application does not need hard-coded adaptation knowledge.

The public defense of Antti Evesti´s doctoral thesis will be held in OP-sali (Auditorium L10), Linnanmaa campus, on 31st of January 2014, at 12 noon. The opponent will be Professor Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology. The thesis has been supervised by Professor Jukka Riekki at CSE.



Last updated: 27.1.2014