Towards Monitoring Security Aspects in Mobile Grid Computing Systems: a Survey
— In recent years, the proliferation of mobile devices has led to the emergence of mobile grid computing, that is extending the reach of grid computing by enabling mobile devices both to contribute to and utilise grid resources. Thus, the pool of available computational and storage resources can be significantly enriched by leveraging idle capacities of mobile devices. Nevertheless, the emergence of the mobile grid gives rise to challenges, which have not hitherto been addressed thoroughly. Among those is the security threat, which arises from the multitude of mobile devices accessing grid resources and associated network connections, spanning across the globe. Accordingly, the aim of this paper is two-fold. First, it surveys prominent grid monitoring systems and attempts to identify any potential limitations with respect to the security aspect. The results of the survey indicate that existing solutions fail to address the security concerns, which arises from enabling the mobile devices interacting with the grid. To this end the second aim of the paper is to propose a monitoring system which continuously tracks the geo-location of the mobile devices accessing the grid and thereby ascertains that the location-based security policies are not violated.
Citation : Suwan, A., Siewe, F. and Abwnawar, N. (2016) Towards Monitoring Security Aspects in Mobile Grid Computing Systems: a Survey. DMU Doctoral Student Conference 2016
Research Group : Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL)
Research Institute : Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes