Center for the Team in Research for Ubiquitous Secure Technology: An Overview of Research Topics and Publications

December 6, 2006
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Halligan 111
Speaker: Ingrid Skoog, Tufts University
Host: Anselm Blumer


Today's systems and networks are fragile, difficult to compose and maintain, non-robust, non-adaptive, and untrustworthy. In several instances, a single point of failure may bring down an entire system. It is difficult and costly to compose useful systems out of multiple components. There are poor to nonexistent means for building reliable systems. There continues to be poor understanding of the vulnerabilities of our networks. Most software has no clear history or pedigree on its code. These issues span more than just information technology. They comprise a complicated interdependency of economic policy, privacy, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, social, legal and economic sciences.

The National Science Foundation's Team in Research for Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) provides a holistic interdisciplinary systems view of security, software technology, analysis of complex interacting systems, economic, legal and public policy issues. Its goals include composition and computer security for component technologies, integration and evaluation on testbeds, and the addressing of societal objectives for stakeholders in real systems. I will share an assortment of the most resent research topics being investigated through this group.