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Susan Owicki, InterTrust Technologies


InterTrust Technologies is developing a software infrastructure that will enable trusted electronic transactions on a world-wide scale. Its Strategic Technologies and Architecture Research (STAR) Lab was formed in 1977 to investigate technological options for building trusted systems. STAR researchers will be exploring a variety of operating systems topics, such as: techniques for implementing a trusted processing environment, establishing an appropriate balance (for specific commercial purposes) among trust functions provided by tamper-resistant hardware and software; managing trust in distributed system having hundreds of millions of nodes (consider secure key distribution, for example); and performance scaling for large distributed systems. Much of this work will be done on NT platforms.

I am new to the NT world, and look forward to the workshop as a way of becoming more familiar with it.

Susan Owicki
InterTrust STAR Lab