Intel Research Seminar

DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2004
TIME: Noon - 1:30 pm
PLACE: Intel Seminar (417 S. Craig Street - 3rd Floor)

Michael Kaminsky

Secure, Cross-Domain Authentication with SFS

As the world becomes more connected, online collaborations are becoming increasingly common. Often, these collaborations cross administrative boundaries: corporations with remote offices, researchers with their colleagues at other universities, or even a student in a residence hall with his parents at home using a cable modem. Securely using and sharing resources in these environments presents unique challenges that previous systems do not address.

This talk will outline these challenges and present a new computing environment--SFS--that attempts to address them. SFS consists of three basic components: a global file system, a remote execution tool, and an authentication service. We have built SFS and our initial experience confirms that it can operate effectively across administrative domains.

Michael Kaminsky is a graduate student in EECS at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His interests include distributed systems, systems security, and operating systems. He received his S.M. from MIT in 2000 and his B.S. from UC Berkeley in 1998, both in EECS.

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