Supporting security-oriented, collaborative nanoCMOS electronics research

Sinnott, R.O., Doherty, T., Martin, D., Millar, C., Stewart, G. and Watt, J. (2008) Supporting security-oriented, collaborative nanoCMOS electronics research. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5101, pp. 96-105. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-69384-0_15)

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Grid technologies support collaborative e-Research typified by multiple institutions and resources seamlessly shared to tackle common research problems. The rules for collaboration and resource sharing are commonly achieved through establishment and management of virtual organizations (VOs) where policies on access and usage of resources by collaborators are defined and enforced by sites involved in the collaboration. The expression and enforcement of these rules is made through access control systems where roles/privileges are defined and associated with individuals as digitally signed attribute certificates which collaborating sites then use to authorize access to resources. Key to this approach is that the roles are assigned to the right individuals in the VO; the attribute certificates are only presented to the appropriate resources in the VO; it is transparent to the end user researchers, and finally that it is manageable for resource providers and administrators in the collaboration. In this paper, we present a security model and implementation improving the overall usability and security of resources used in Grid-based e-Research collaborations through exploitation of the Internet2 Shibboleth technology. This is explored in the context of a major new security focused project at the National e-Science Centre (NeSC) at the University of Glasgow in the nanoCMOS electronics domain.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The original publication is available at
Keywords:Grid computing, e-research, security, virtual organizations, shibboleth
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watt, Dr John and Millar, Dr Campbell and Doherty, Mr Thomas and Stewart, Dr Gordon and Sinnott, Professor Richard and Martin, Mr David
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Doherty, T., Martin, D., Millar, C., Stewart, G., and Watt, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 Springer
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1501:96-105
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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