The IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative — Accelerating Innovation in Security & Privacy Technologies (Presentation)
February 2015 • Presentation
In this presentation, Greg Shannon discusses the goals of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative (CybSI).
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.
The first project, started last year, is the IEEE Center for Secure Design, and has published a document on avoiding common design flaws, which complements the usual approach of finding bugs that are vulnerabilities.
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.