SESIÓN PLENARIA

Nombre: Paulo Verissimo (Universidade de Lisboa)

Título: Intrusion Tolerance Going Mainstream Which Applications Stand to Benefit?

Resumen: Intrusion Tolerance has become a reference paradigm for dealing with faults and intrusions, achieving security (and dependability) in an automatic way, much along the lines of classical fault tolerance. Fundamental principles of architecture and design of trusted-trustworthy computing systems have been laid down over the past few years, as well as some scientific results, namely with hybrid distributed systems in Byzantine settings.

Intrusion Tolerance is not a mature, cheap to implement technology yet, so, in order to evaluate it, one should look for early adopters, e.g. applications where cost of development is less important vs. total system value. A perfect example are critical information infrastructures (CII), and this talk reviews some successes in using intrusion tolerance principles to make CII more resilient.

A sign of matury of a paradigm is whether it manages to be taught with success to practitioners. Some academic project examples show that it is certainly ripe for post-graduate teaching. They also portray how concepts are easily acquired by researchers and practitioners alike.