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Smartphone security

Supervisor

Suitable for

MSc in Computer Science
Mathematics and Computer Science, Part C
Computer Science, Part C
Computer Science, Part B 2017-18

Abstract

(Joint with Sadie Creese) Smartphone security: one concrete idea is the development of a policy language to allow the authors of apps to describe their behaviour, designed to be precise about the expected access to peripherals and networks and the purpose thereof (data required and usage); uses skills in formal specification, understanding of app behaviour (by studying open-source apps), possibly leading to prototyping a software tool to perform run-time checking that the claimed restrictions are adhered to. Suitable for good 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, or MSc, Concurrency, Concurrent Programming, Computer Security all possibly an advantage. Other projects within this domain possible, according to interest and inspiration.

Prerequisites:

Concurrency, Concurrent Programming, Computer Security all possibly an advantage.