Carl Landwehr: "IARPA Information Assurance Research"


Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area

CRCS Privacy and Security Lunch Seminar

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Time: 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Place: Maxwell Dworkin 2nd Floor Lounge Area

Speaker: Carl Landwehr

Title: IARPA Information Assurance Research

Abstract: IARPA, just past its first birthday, sponsors high-risk/high-payoff research that has the potential to provide the U.S. with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over our future adversaries. This talk will introduce IARPA and survey recent information assurance research conducted under IARPA sponsorship that aims to raise the bar substantially for attackers and to support accountable information flow. The technologies involved cover a broad range, from techniques that support tying a computation to a particular silicon chip to assuring that routers are configured in accordance with specified policies to automatically diversifying software to renewing the Internet. A new program to develop practical methods for symmetric private information retrieval will be introduced. The talk will close with a short discussion of potential new program areas aimed at providing trustworthy computing in an infrastructure that may be compromised. Audience participaton in this discussion will be welcomed.