NSF's Inaugural Cyber Trust Principal Investigators meeting

NSF is convening the inaugural Cyber Trust Principal Investigators meeting at the JHU Information Security Institute in Baltimore, August 14, and you are welcome to register as General Attendee at: http://www.jhuisi.jhu.edu/institute/cybertrust.html

This will be different from a DARPA-style PI meeting at which researchers report their progress to each other. We intend to build community among NSF's diverse group of PIs now active in Trusted Computing, Network Security, and Data and Applications Security. The meeting will also help develop an agenda for future research in Cyber Trust. To allow the widest participation, we are opening the meeting (within the limits of the facilities) to researchers not currently in these programs and to the general public.

Bill Wulf, President of the National Academy of Engineering, Dan Mehan, CIO of the FAA, and Farnam Jahanian of Arbor Networks and the U of Michigan will provide keynote addresses Thursday morning.

In the afternoon, there will be panel discussions on "Trust and Usability" chaired by Mike Reiter of CMU, on "Privacy Policies and Mechanisms," chaired by Giuseppe Ateniese of JHU, on "Pervasive Security" chaired by Srini Devadas of MIT, and on "Trust and Economics" chaired by Joan Feigenbaum of Yale.

The Cyber Security Research and Development Act passed last fall directed NSF to "take a leading role in fostering and supporting research and education activities to improve the security of networked information systems." This is one of our actions in response.

--Carl Landwehr
NSF Cyber Trust Coordinator