A Decision System for Adequate Authentication

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Henric Johnson, Lennart Isaksson, Markus Fiedler, Felix Wu
Title: A Decision System for Adequate Authentication
Conference name: International Conference on Systems
Year: 2006
Pagination: 185-193
ISBN: 0-7675-2552-0
Publisher: IEEE
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Telecommunication Systems (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för telekommunikationssystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: hjo@bth.se, lis@bth.se, mfi@bth.se, wu@cs.ucdavis.edu
Language: English
Abstract: A practical decision system is developed for finding the adequate authentication level based on desirable security criteria and alternatives. Even though the notion of lightweight security is acknowledged, the process of determining when to use it instead of strong security is not well understood.
The process of making such a decision can be very complex. By defining an overall security goal and a set of criteria with corresponding alternatives, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used to select the most suitable, preferred (and thus, adequate) authentication level, which is demonstrated by a realistic case study.
Subject: Telecommunications\Network Security