W3C

W3C/IAB workshop on Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring (STRINT)

The Internet Architecture Board and W3C just announced a Workshop, Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring, 28 February – 01 March 2014, in London (UK). The event is co-located with the 89th IETF Conference that will take place from 02 – 07 March at the Hilton Metropole in central London (UK).

The Vancouver IETF plenary concluded that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet. Pervasive monitoring targets protocol data that we also need for network manageability and security. This data is captured and correlated with other data. There is an open problem as to how to enhance protocols so as to maintain network manageability and security but still limit data capture and correlation.

The overall goal of the workshop is to steer IETF and W3C work so as to be able to improve or strengthen the Internet in the face of pervasive monitoring. A workshop report in the form of an IAB RFC will be produced after the event.

Participants are required to submit a position paper or an Internet Draft by 15 January 2014.