- Registration: closed.
- Program: The program is available here.
We are happy to announce two keynote talks as part of the SENT 2015 program:
Burt Kaliski (Verisign)
Living in a World of Decentralized Data
Ken Calvert (Univ. Kentucky)
Security Challenges and Opportunities in the Future Internet
"Challenges of Building Security into Large Networking Systems
— the case of NSF Future Internet Architectures (FIA)"
Chair: Darleen Fisher (NSF),Abstract:
Alex Halderman (U Michigan),
Anonio Nicolosi (Stevens),
Adrian Perrig (ETH Zurich),
Arun Venkataramani (UMass).
The NSF Future Internet Architectures (FIA) program is an unprecedented effort that funded four large research initiatives with the goal of developing a set of candidate replacement architectures for the current IP-based Internet. NSF FIA emphasized security and privacy by design (i.e., from the outset), for each project: Nebula, MobilityFirst, NDN and XIA. To this end, each project team prominently featured both networking and security researchers. Such large-scale and long-term collaboration between the two research communities is rare, but might become more prevalent in future large scale systems research projects. Furthermore, effective collaboration became one of the key contributors to each project's success.
Four years after initial funding, with the first (research-focused) phase of the FIA program completed, this panel aims to gather a group of researchers from both communities and take an honest look back at successes, failures and fundamental challenges arising from trying to design security into networking systems and in the security/networking collaboration.
Overview of SENT
With the emergence of new computing paradigms, networking experiences unprecedented transformation. Due to the proliferation of cloud computing and large datacenters, networks are faced with numerous new requirements. Smart and mobile devices enable seamless upload and download of multi-media content, thus putting tremendous pressure on the network infrastructure. Moreover, the increasing importance of online services for government, industry, and society requires highly available and efficient networking. Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) devices, are increasingly monitored and controlled over public communication networks. At the same time, the scale and range of devices in everyday settings (automotive, household, medical) is experiencing tremendous growth, resulting in the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) which prompts new security and privacy challenges.
Unfortunately, not only applications are progressing, but also attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Attacks on datacenters can result in data exfiltration. Mobile devices fall prey to compromises, creating the prospect of a large-scale botnet consisting of mobile devices. Recently, numerous online services were attacked, where hosts of large-scale botnets participated to attack a victim in a Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. SCADA networks have also been targeted, perhaps the best known example being the Stuxnet malware.
In this environment, exciting research challenges arise. We will discuss emerging technologies: how they can help addressing these issues without introducing new vulnerabilities. Sample technologies include Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Openflow, Content-Centric Networking (CCN) and Named-Data-Networking (NDN), and proposed Future Internet architectures. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industry researchers to discuss emerging problems, challenges, and potential solutions of these networking technologies.
To facilitate this discussion and engagement, we solicit both technical and position papers. Early work that aims to stimulate discussions is strongly encouraged. The ideal SENT paper contains a "transformational" aspect: if deployed, the system would dramatically transform the way current networks operate. The following is a sample list of topics:
- Future Internet Architecture (FIA) security and privacy
- Cellular network security and privacy
- Software-Defined Networking (SDN) security and privacy
- Security of incremental deployment of new architectures and techniques
- Security and privacy of smart user devices (e.g., smartphones)
- Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) security and privacy (e.g., SCADA, VANET)
- Legal and public-policy aspects concerns in emerging networking technologies
Submission deadline: December 02, 2014, 11:59pm PST
Notification: December 22, 2014
Camera ready: January 9, 2015 (see information here)
Workshop: February 8, 2015
The 2015 Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium will be held on February 8-11. The venue will be at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, California.