Security challenges in the personal distributed environment

S. Schwiderski-grosche, A. Tomlinson, S.K. Goo, J. Irvine

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Future communications systems are expected to enable interaction between an increasingly diverse range of devices, both mobile and fixed. This will allow users to construct their own personal distributed environments using a combination of different communications technologies. Depending on the services' availability, the communication configuration could be, for instance, via a cellular system, a wireless ad hoc network, a digital broadcast system, or a fixed telephone network. This new form of communication configuration inherently imposes strict requirements on security, especially when the number of involved entities, accessible network nodes, and service providers increases. The creation of such heterogeneous, dynamic, and distributed networks raises many technical issues. The paper discusses the particular problems involved in securing such an environment and establishes a series of requirements that future security architectures can be based on.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Event60th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 200429 Sep 2004


Conference60th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


  • 3G mobile communication
  • telephony
  • personal area networks
  • mobile communication
  • information security
  • educational institutions
  • communications technology
  • collaborative work
  • broadcast technology
  • availability
  • security challenges
  • personal distributed environment
  • pde

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