[PET] Negative Results in Security and Privacy

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Jun 6 02:37:14 BST 2011


I agree with Cat's sentiment.
On Jun 5, 2011 7:47 AM, "Cat Okita" <cat at reptiles.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Jun 2011, Steven Bellovin wrote:
>> I strongly support such a notion. One problem we have in the computer
>> security in general (and, I suspect, in many other fields) is that we
>> don't know what doesn't work. As a result, people spend a lot of time
>> and energy reinventing the square wheel.
>
> I absolutely agree that it'd be great to discuss (and publish about)
things
> that we know don't work for computer security.
>
> IMO, This also leads off into the general craft knowledge problem.
>
> How do we take the computer security/field-specific "everybody knows", and

> push that outwards, so that related work in different fields (IIRC, the
early
> SIDR/rpsec work on securing Internet routing is a fine example of this)
> doesn't waste time re-inventing wheels with corners.
>
> cheers!
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