Thursday, November 16, 2000
This talk presents Antigone, a framework that provides a suite of mechanisms from which flexible application security policies can be implemented. A group security infrastructure is developed from the run-time composition and configuration of security mechanisms. Thus, using Antigone, developers may choose a policy that best addresses an application's immediate security and performance requirements. The design of the Antigone architecture is described, and several non-trivial policies illustrated. A number of design issues surrounding the construction of policy based security infrastructures are identified.
Patrick has focused much of his research efforts on applied security. Previous works have included projects on secure conferencing, scalable public key infrastructures, and secure group communication. Patrick is an active member of the IRTF working group developing standards for secure multicast.
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