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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8743504, 16 pages
Research Article

On the Modelling of Context-Aware Security for Mobile Devices

1Institute of Computer Science, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Pl. M. Curie-Sklodowskiej 5, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
2Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Koszykowa 86, 02-008 Warsaw, Poland

Received 23 May 2016; Revised 15 August 2016; Accepted 31 August 2016

Academic Editor: Juan A. Gomez-Pulido

Copyright © 2016 Tomasz Zurek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Security management in wireless networks has to deal with the changing character of the environment, which can further lead to decision making problem for unexpected events. Among a huge list of devices, the mobile ones are especially vulnerable to this situation. The solution for adapting systems and applications to dynamic environments can be context-aware description of the user actions, which gives a possibility to take into account the factors that influence these actions. In the article, we propose a context-aware security adjusting model, which is based on proposition logic and incorporates mechanisms that assist in the reasoning process. The main benefits that differentiate our approach from similar ones are a formal representation of the model, the usage of the whole spectrum of context attributes, the detection and analysis of contextual data integrity, and conflicting rules’ eradication capability. All these traits transcribe into a more effective way of adjusting security measures in accordance with existing circumstances. To illustrate the proposed approach, we present the case study of context-aware security management for mobile devices.