Will Internet Ever Be Secure ?
Reinhard Posch (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Abstract: The users of the Internet in general have not developed a perception of where what security is crucial and beneficial for their applications. At present the average user is provided very few information independent of what is transported over the service and how this is done. What is needed for a secure Internet, is that security is answered on a system level or on an application level and that an appropriate level of security is reached and still is accepted by the user? These questions are primarily questions on a technical level but have a great dimension of awareness which has to be kept in mind. However, the main question is not how to secure the Internet in place but how to develop mechanisms and tools for the Internet that can seamlessly improve an ever changing media which opens up new dimensions of security risks with every new protocol system and application. Security will remain a race where comfort is often seen as a competitor.
Keywords: Internet security