Security for Pervasive Computing Applications       


Security for Pervasive Computing Applications - overview

Pervasive computing is the emerging field of applications for sub-PC computing elements such as handheld PDA's and wireless phones. Applications in this realm will require new security protocols and models due to factors such as low computational power of client devices and the presence of intermediaries which adapt content to fit the form factor of these client devices. We are investigating various security protocols and primitives that will be appropriate for applications running on small, computationally constrained devices.

Our activities in this area range from participation in standards bodies such as the Wireless Application Protocol forum, prototyping security models for applications such as the transcoding HTTP proxy.

  • Suresh Chari, Matthias Kaiserswerth and J.R. Rao, WTLS Comments and
    Recommendations, Wireless Applications Forum, July 1998.