CPBAC: Property-based Access Control Model for Secure Cooperation in Online Social Networks

TitleCPBAC: Property-based Access Control Model for Secure Cooperation in Online Social Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJung, Y, Joshi, JBD
JournalComputer & Security
KeywordsAnonymous Member, Community; Cooperation, Online Social Network, Property-based Access Control, Temporal Sharing
AbstractThe rapid growth of online social networks (OSNs) has brought a revolutionary change in the way geographically dispersed people interact and cooperate with each other towards achieving some common goals. Recently, new ways of ad-hoc cooperation have been demonstrated during the hurricane Irene and the earthquake in Japan. In such emergency situations, OSNs have already taken a significant role as alternative social media that support altruistic information sharing and cooperation among people. However, existing cooperation approaches have not been well-organized and are highly vulnerable to security threats such as a disclosure of users’ identities and the leakage of other private data because of the lack of secure cooperation mechanisms. To support secure and effective cooperation in OSNs, in this paper, we propose the CPBAC (Community-centric Property Based Access Control) model, which extends the existing CRiBAC (Community-centric Role interaction Based Access Control) model for use in OSNs to support cooperation among users. To verify the feasibility of the proposed model, we have implemented a prototype application on Facebook and have demonstrated its applicability with two working examples.
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167404813001211
DOI10.1016/j.cose.2013.08.004