Authentication is one of the major domains of cyber security. Many solutions have been developed for human user authentication including something you know, something you have, something about you and someplace you are. To have a high level of assurance that the user is who they say they are these single factor authentication mechanisms are combined with two or more of the options. Unfortunately, autonomous processes often require their own secure authentication, but the methods used for human users do not provide the same level of assurance. In this paper, we provide a secure method for native application authentication using something about the process to ensure the autonomous process is not a malicious user or process.

Published in: World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/WorldCIS.2016.0016
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-66-7
  • Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK