Information Systems Security Research Group (ISSRG)

Key Aims

The ISSRG's mission is to research and develop leading edge user friendly security solutions for distributed systems. The group has many years of experience of research in Federated Identity Management, Public Key Infrastructures, Privilege Management Infrastructures, Trust Management and Privacy Management, having participated in many EC and UK projects since the late 90s.

The ISSRG are the authors of PERMIS, a fully functional open source authorisation (or privilege management) infrastructure written in Java. The source code is available here. PERMIS is fully integrated with Shibboleth and Globus toolkit to provide policy based authorisation for federated and/or Grid applications using the industry standard SOAP/SAML protocol.

We have successfully run several academic conferences including IFIP CMS in 2004 and 2012, and EuroPKI in 2005.

Areas of Research Activity

Research grants associated with members of this group are available in detail and summary form. Members are engaged in the following areas of research (research areas in more detail) .
  • Public Key and Privilege Management Infrastructures
  • Policy based security
  • Privacy and Security
  • User Friendly Security
  • Trust management and metrics and Reputation Systems
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Autonomic Security

Some Current and Past Project Links

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