New computing paradigms, such as cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things open new horizons to businesses by making possible the provision of high quality services all over the world. All these developments ultimately aim at improving our quality of life, at making it easier to generate wealth, and at ensuring that businesses remain competitive in the global marketplace.
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With the rapid development and increasing complexity of computer systems and communication networks, user requirements for trust, security and privacy are becoming more and more demanding. Therefore, there is a grand challenge that traditional security technologies and measures may not meet user requirements in open, dynamic, heterogeneous, mobile, wireless, and distributed computing environments. As a result, we need to build systems and networks in which various applications allow users to enjoy more comprehensive services while preserving trust, security and privacy at the same time.
Cloud computing is transforming the way large-scale computation is performed. Dynamic scalability or -elasticity- provided by the cloud make high-performance computing accessible to everyone. However, cloud computing introduces new challenges with respect to security and privacy. Although virtualization addresses some of these concerns, it has a significant impact on performance: the actual gains in performance depend heavily on the predictability of physical and virtualized resources.
We are going to have our next Webex seminar next Wednesday the 5th of July at 15:00 (CEST). Oleksii Osliak (CNR) is going to be the speaker this time.
Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world. Hostile, networked environments, like the Internet, can allow vulnerabilities in software to be exploited from anywhere. To address this, high-quality security building blocks (e.g., cryptographic components) are necessary, but insufficient. Indeed, the construction of secure software is challenging because of the complexity of modern applications, the growing sophistication of security requirements, the multitude of available software technologies and the progress of attack vectors.
Information security and privacy continue to grow in importance, as threats proliferate, privacy erodes, and attackers find new sources of value. Yet the security of information systems and the privacy offered by them depends on more than just technology. Each requires an understanding of the incentives and trade-offs inherent to the behavior of people and organizations. As society’s dependence on information technology has deepened, policy-makers have taken notice.
Trust is an essential glue for any society, whether formed by human or artificial agents, whether in a real-life or an online setting. This trust needs to be established, reinforced or abolished to reflect changes in the society and its participants. The mechanisms for such trust management may be psychological or sociological in the case of humans, algorithmic or probabilistic, e.g., in the case of artificial agents.
The next Webex seminar will be held next Wednesday the 7th of June. The speaker will be Salman Manzoor (TUD). He will be showing us his latest results included in his papers.
The Open PhD Forum is organized for NeCS fellows to present their research topics and share their ideas with other cyber security researchers. The goal of the workshop is to provide the NeCS fellows the possibility to defend their research approaches, discuss possible alternative solutions and research directions with the researchers of different expertise and get a more comprehensive vision of their problems at this early state of their study.