Privacy and Security Working Group
Led by: Karen Sollins (MIT) and Hannes Tschofenig (NSN)
Contact Karen Sollins at Sollins@csail.mit.edu
It is easy to think of security as a technical problem, but it is important to remember that the roots of some of our hardest problems are social. We trade off security for usability and features, and we get viruses. We protect the privacy of users and we prevent efficient identification of those who misbehave. The purpose of this working group is to consider issues of security and privacy in the larger context of social, economic, and regulatory considerations.
Research topics include:
- Authentication mechanisms: DKIM, SIP Web Services, 3GPP, Radius, etc.
- Authentication identifiers: examination of I3, HIP, categorization of identities that require identification
- Security and Privacy evaluation framework for evolving communications paradigms
- Roadmap of evolution of communications paradigms from point-to-point to time and space separated information or content networking
- Components of framework (layered architecture for analysis; identification; interests; contexts; policies)