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Web Security Interest Group

Chairs: Virginie Galindo, Gemalto

W3C Staff Contact: Wendy Seltzer

Nearby: old charter, proposed charter, mailing list archives

The mission of the Web Security Interest Group is to serve as a forum for discussions on improving standards and implementations to advance the security of the Web. To participate in the group, please join the public-web-security mailing list.

The group is designed as a forum for interested members of the broader Web community -- technology designers, implementors, and other interested parties -- to work toward improving specifications and implementations to advance security of the Web overall.

Interest Group Life

The IG is mainly working over the mailing list and has monthly call.

  • September 2016 TPAC F2F : Monday 19th of September @ 14:00 see details
  • September 2016 call: Friday 9th September, see details
  • October 2015 TPAC F2F breakout session: Wednesday 28 October, see details
  • October 2014 TPAC F2F : Monday 27th of October @ 14:00 see details, read also slideware
  • May 2014 call : minutes including Review of OWASP activity with Antonio FONTES / SysApp WG security model with Dave Raggett / Report from W3C Web Payment Workshop and STRINT / Status on next W3C Workshop related to secure token and secure services.
  • March 2014 call : detailed minutes and take away including : Debrief of STRINT workshop / Security review and guideline / Understanding security technology : focus on FIDO / New security features : status on the 'secure services workshop'
  • January 2014 call : take away
  • December 2013 call : detailed minutes and take away

--> Note that all calls happen on zakim bridge +1.617.761.6200 with passcode 26634#; http://irc.w3.org #websec

Interest Group people (thank you !)

Art and Frederik from Nokia, Terri from Intel, Brad and Jeff from eBay/paypal, Sanjiv from Samsung, Fan from Irdetto, Christine and Karen from ISOC, Virginie from gemalto, Wendy, Dom, Rigo and Nick from W3C, Larry from Adobe, Andrew from Verisign, Hannes from NSN, Stephen from IETF...

Current Work Items for the Web Security IG

Note that a proposal of new working group has been proposed (based on TPAC breakout, pervasive surveillance) wiki

Proposed: accessibility of security interfaces


Material presented to the W3C Advisory Council Meeting in June 2014 zip file

About SOP and limitation of web security model [1]