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.