Motivation: As information rich applications proliferate in the home and community, secure storage of information created and manipulated by such applications will become increasingly important. For example, sensors such as cameras can record information about the residents and their activities in the Broadband Residential Laboratory. Clearly, such information could be private and the storage service where it is kept must secure access to it. Other information such as medical or financial records also needs to be stored securely.
The increased reliance of people on applications that will be deployed in future homes and community institutions (e.g., school or city hall) motivate the design of a secure storage service that will meet the following security requirements: (1) confidentiality so that private information is not disclosed to unauthorized parties, (2) integrity which implies that its content can be trusted, and (3) availability which means that critical information can be provided to applications when they need it. The goal of this project is to build a secure storage service for the home and community environment that will meet these security needs.
Proposed Work: In our proposed work, we will explore the following research questions pertaining to the design and implementation of a secure storage service.
The exploration of these research questions will lead to the design and implementation of a secure storage service. We will make every effort to collaborate with other Broadband Institute researchers to understand the storage needs of their applications and evaluate the effectiveness of our secure storage service in meeting those needs.