Halderman states: "Through our involvement in TerraSwarm, we hope to provide perspective on the security challenges affecting past and present systems and lay the foundations for security solutions for the Swarm that are both innovative and practically achievable. Our close collaboration with the other Swarm participants will help bridge the gap between the security and embedded systems communities and spawn broader research on security technologies that will be suitable for the future that the project envisions. At the same time, we aim to be a resource for the TerraSwarm team and help all project members better understand the security mindset."
According to Lafortune: "We propose to develop new techniques to assess the degree of privacy and to enforce desired privacy requirements at the level of individual users interacting with TerraSwarm applications, based on an information flow property known as opacity. This research is complementary to current privacy-preserving monitoring and control activities in Task D.3.4 and to current security analysis of TerraSwarm systems in Task D.4.3."Their deep knowledge and understanding of security and privacy issues will be a valuable addition to the TerraSwarm team. To learn more about Alex Halderman and Stephane Lafortune, visit their websites:
- Alex Halderman: https://jhalderm.com
- Stephane Lafortune: https://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/etc/fac/facsearchform1.cgi?uniqname=stephane&div=EECS