The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative — Accelerating Innovation in Security & Privacy Technologies (Video)
February 2015 • Article
In this video, Greg Shannon discusses the goals of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative (CybSI).
Carnegie Mellon University CyLab
As highlighted at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, cyber security & privacy (S&P) are pervasive and growing concerns that affect individuals, companies, and nations. Many IEEE members created, sustain, and grow the Internet, and IEEE has a decades-long history of forming and leading technical communities dedicated to engineering a cyberspace that provides security and privacy. To more directly address these challenges, IEEE has launched a multi-year Cybersecurity Initiative (CybSI); its goal is to accelerate innovative research, development and use of efficient cyber security & privacy technologies that protect commerce, innovation and expression.
This year’s new project, currently called try-cybsi, uses cloud-based, browser-accessible, virtualized containers (see try41 on github) to archive, curate and present cyber security & privacy technical artifacts (code, data, results, exploits, etc.) and high-fidelity technical experiences of those artifacts (examples, demos, experiments, measurements, evaluations). We're collaborating with CMU and others, and are looking for volunteers to create content in compatible Docker/OpenStack containers.
In addition to three other smaller CybSI projects, we’ll touch on the related IEEE Internet Initiative that has three pillars: governance, cybersecurity, and privacy.