Title : Next-Generation Public-Key Infrastructures
Speaker : Prof. Adrian Perrig (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Date : 2018.06.21(Thu) 17:00 ~ 18:00
Location : #604, Woojung CIC Building
Public-key infrastructures form the core of authentication systems that are in use in today's Internet. Unfortunately, the inadequacies of the design of currently used PKIs are emerging with the constant evolution of the Internet and its uses.
In this talk, we will discuss the different types of PKIs that are needed to secure Internet communication, and show how we can design next-generation PKIs to achieve better scalability, security, trust agility, and usability.
In particular, we will address the following challenges. How can we design a highly available PKI system to support a routing infrastructure? Can we design a PKI that allows to control/limit the power of authorities (e.g., no kill switch possibilities)? How can we securely, scalably, and efficiently update compromised root keys? What considerations do we have for the design a DNS PKI? Should we base the TLS PKI on the DNS PKI as proposed in DANE? Or should we design a TLS PKI that is independent of a secure DNS system?
Adrian Perrig is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he leads the network security group. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at CyLab, and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2002 to 2012, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science (courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University, becoming Full Professor in 2009. From 2007 to 2012, he served as the technical director for Carnegie Mellon's Cybersecurity Laboratory (CyLab). He earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from EPFL. Adrian's research revolves around building secure systems -- in particular, his group is working on the SCION secure Internet architecture.