FBYOD: A Fuzzy Logic-based System for Safe BYOD Adoption

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
© 2019 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 9 Issue - 4
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors :  Paulo Roberto Uhlig, LuizNacamura Junior
DOI : 10.14445/22492593/IJCOT-V9I4P307


MLA Style:Paulo Roberto Uhlig, LuizNacamura Junior"FBYOD: A Fuzzy Logic-based System for Safe BYOD Adoption" International Journal of Computer and Organization Trends9.4 (2019): 40-53.

APA Style:Paulo Roberto Uhlig, LuizNacamura Junior(2019). FBYOD: A Fuzzy Logic-based System for Safe BYOD Adoption International Journal of Computer and Organization Trends, 9(4), 40-53.


Smartphones are commonly used equipment for personal purposes and well as for work-oriented activities. There is a growing number of companies that adopt the policy of allowing their users to use their own equipment to perform personal and work activities. This policy, called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), offers advantages such as reducing costs in the acquisition of equipment by the company, increased mobility and productivity. However, the adoption of BYOD offers risks because these devices may have customizable security configurations that are too permissive and also store highly relevant information. In this way, the customizable security settings of the smartphone’s operating system can directly impact the security of the device and as a result, data theft and financial loss can occur. Thus, the individual assessment of the security impact that each custom configuration represents together with the quantification of the data stored in the mobile device, may provide a degree of security impact that that equipment presents. In this work, an application called Fuzzy BYOD (FBYOD) is proposed. FBYOD introduces the use of fuzzy logic to assess in real time the security impact of the smartphone by automatically evaluating and recalculating any changes to the customizable security settings and the amount of user data files. As an additional feature, FBYOD enables the device to access new corporate information whose relevance is compatible with the level of risk presented by the device. This application is implemented and validated in a non-simulated corporate environment and in a scenario where mobile devices use the Android operating system. The results obtained demonstrate the effectiveness of FBYOD in promoting access to corporate information whose importance is compatible with the security impact generated by the mobile device.


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BYOD, custom configuration, data theft, fuzzy