Non-standards for Trust: Foreground trust and second thoughts for mobile security

Stephen Marsh, Sylvie Noël, Tim Storer, Yao Wang, Pamela Briggs, Lewis Robart, John Stewart, Babak Esfandiari, Khalil El-Khatib, Mehmet Vefa Bicakci, Manh Cuong Dao, Michael Cohen, Daniel Silva

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In this paper, we introduce and discuss Foreground Trust. Foreground Trust, itself based on recent work in the area of Trust Enablement, is a paradigm for allowing devices in a human-device ecosystem the means to reason with and about trust in themselves, other devices, and humans, whilst allowing humans to make trusting decisions using their own internal models (whatever they may be) based on cues from the environment — including the device(s) in use at the time. We discuss the paradigm, and present an actualization of it in the form of Device Comfort, a model of device reasoning based on environmental cues, and the use of the device status to help users make informed trusting and security decisions for themselves. In particular we focus on the interface between user and device to help the user make trust-based decisions and use second thoughts as a means to educate and raise user awareness about their security in online and mobile behaviours.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Trust Management
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)978-3642299629
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


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