Specifying and enforcing a fine-grained information flow policy : model and experiments

Viet Triem Tong, Valérie, Clark, Andrew J., & Mé, Ludovic (2010) Specifying and enforcing a fine-grained information flow policy : model and experiments. Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications, 1(1), pp. 56-71.

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In this paper we present a model for defining and enforcing a fine-grained information flow policy. We describe how the policy can be enforced on a typical computer and present experiments using the proposed model. A key feature of the model is that it allows the expression of rules which detail precisely which information elements are allowed to mix together. For example, the model allows the expression of a policy which forbids a doctor from mixing the personal medical details of the patients. The enforcement mechanisms tracks and records information flows within the system so that dynamic changes to the policy can be made with respect to information elements which may have propagated to different locations in the system.

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ID Code: 34086
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This paper was part of the 2nd International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats (MIST 2010); Morika, Iwate, Japan (14-15 June 2010).
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ISSN: 2093-5382
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2010 03:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:18

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