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Accepted Papers

    Ali Raza, Department of Computing Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai, UAE

    Standards developed for Mission Critical Services (MCS) to serve Public Safety (PS) over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in 3GPP Release 12 and 13 define the security requirements which are founded on principles used for Commercial LTE networks. Deployment models, applications and use cases for PS vary significantly from commercial networks. Secure service provisioning and activation uses cases being mostly responsible for such variations that are beyond regular commercial use. Firstly, user authentication is based on the provisioning of a Universal Services Identity Module (USIM) which is physically delivered to an end-user; Secondly a single user is activated on a SIM card: restrictive for PS use cases. In this paper, technical specifics of a project are shared where the use of TEE as a hardware based secure element is presented. The solution reported in this paper was developed for a Government entity in the Middle East. The novelty of this solution allows for any TEE capable device with an Internet connection to be securely attested, provisioned and activated for a Public Safety Officer securely. It addresses a specific use case where incident response teams cannot be paralyzed due to the failure of devices.

  • Privacy in Crowdsourcing: A Systematic Review
    Anon, Rochester Institute of Technology,United Arab Emirates

    The advent of crowdsourcing has brought with it multiple privacy challenges. With each expansion of crowdsourcing platforms, monitoring becomes more of a problem. We conducted an extensive literature review of research related to the privacy aspects of crowdsourcing.

    Our finding reveal a gap in the number of privacy principles addressed by the literature. A number of privacy gaps exist with respect to online communities.We conclude by suggesting a number of research directions.

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