A Middleware Architecture for Securing Ubiquitous Computing Cyber Infrastructures

R. Hill, J. Al-Muhtadi, R. Campbell, A. Kapadia, P. Naldurg, A. Ranganathan
2004 IEEE Distributed Systems Online  
HESTIA , a programmable middleware solution implemented as a network of middleboxes, secures critical information services in large-scale ubiquitous computing environments. This programmable, distributed, object-oriented framework enables the integration of security, privacy, and reliability mechanisms in service-access interfaces and implementations. Ubiquitous environments organize networked computer devices into a distributed system that cooperates and coordinates its activities with its
more » ... s. Soon ubiquitous computing will extend beyond the boundaries of prototype experiments and encompass larger areas, enabling smart buildings, campuses, and fleets. 1 However, security, privacy, and fault tolerance are major hurdles for wide-scale deployment of the technology. Today's users expect computing and information systems to be available even under attack, to perform their tasks in a timely manner, and to consistently provide accurate results. The problem of securing critical cyber infrastructure is more difficult in smart buildings. In such cases, the CCI must bind networks, processors, and devices with policies, mechanisms, protocols, and services to offer survivable and secure operations while providing better management and finer IEEE Distributed Systems Online September 2004
doi:10.1109/mdso.2004.21 fatcat:m6yhbcgcs5gupbx7iaj6yzia2e