A systematic review on security and privacy issues in mobile devices and systems

Mohamed Alloghani, Thar Baker, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Abir Hussain, Jamila Mustafina, Ahmed J. Aljaaf

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The number of mobile devices that are getting connected to the Internet is on the rise and interconnectivity has brought together billions of devices in the cyber-sphere. The chapter focuses on security and privacy of mobile devices and systems for identifying security and privacy issues as well as the current measures of detecting and preventing such issues. The systematic review methodology will rely on the PRISMA checklist and flowchart to include and exclude papers in the review process. However, given the nature and debates around privacy and security in mobile systems, the search will be conducted in several databases which Digital library IEEE Xplore, Digital Library ACM, and the DBLP Computer Science Bibliography besides ProQuest Central and EBSCO. Given the number of databases that will be used to search for the articles, PICO will be used to prepare search strings and queries implemented in the databases. The results of the search will include descriptive statistics including distribution of articles per journal and year of publication as well as qualitative analysis of thematic areas emerging from the search string results. Finally, the findings and discussions will illuminate the problems identified, measures, and development in the provision of security and privacy in mobile systems. Probable research gaps and considerations for future studies will also be included in the conclusion section.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Computer Networks and Cyber Security
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Paradigms
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783030222772
ISBN (Print)9783030222765
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • Big data cloud storage
  • Digital forensics
  • Mobile applications and platforms
  • Mobile cloud
  • Mobile health (mhealth) systems
  • Mobile networks
  • Mobile systems
  • Mobile systems privacy
  • Mobile systems security
  • Privacy in smart devices
  • Security in smart devices
  • Smartphone devices


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