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ROS Security WG Breakout Meeting | Invited Talk on Privaros

Hello folks,

The next ROS Security Working Group meeting will be: 2020-12-15T14:00:00Z

This’ll be a breakout session where we’ll invite researchers from the CSA department at IISC to present there recent work on Privaros, published this year at CCS '20, with follow up Q&A and discussions:

Rakesh Rajan Beck, Abhishek Vijeev, and Vinod Ganapathy. 2020. Privaros: A Framework for Privacy-Compliant Delivery Drones. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 181–194. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3372297.3417858

We present Privaros, a framework to enforce privacy policies on drones. Privaros is designed for commercial delivery drones, such as the ones that will likely be used by Amazon Prime Air. Such drones visit various host airspaces, each of which may have different privacy requirements. Privaros uses mandatory access control to enforce the policies of these hosts on guest delivery drones. Privaros is tailored for ROS, a middleware popular in many drone platforms. This paper presents the design and implementation of Privaros’s policy-enforcement mechanisms, describes how policies are specified, and shows that policy specification can be integrated with India’s Digital Sky portal. Our evaluation shows that a drone running Privaros can robustly enforce various privacy policies specified by hosts, and that its core mechanisms only marginally increase communication latency and power consumption.

I’d encourage attendees to review the paper beforehand to foster deeper questions and discussions:

For more info, such as github repos and video demos, please view the web page for the paper here:

For those unable to attend, the session will be recorded and later uploaded, although feel free to post your questions below now, and we’ll do our best to incorporate them during the live event.


Agenda

  • Privaros (~40min)
    • Paper presentation from authors
  • Q/A (~open ended)
    • with follow up discussion

To be updated

Minutes

As an update, the meeting minutes have been posted and can be reviewed here:

TODO

The video recording the meeting has been uploaded and can be viewed here:

TODO

Also, you can join the group via matrix chat at +rosorg-security:matrix.org and subscribe to future ROS Security WG announcements by changing your default notification level for the wg-security tag, or receive calendar email invites via ros-security-working-group-invites@googlegroups.com.

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Minutes

As an update, the meeting minutes (plus slides) have been posted and can be reviewed here:

The video recording the meeting has been uploaded and can be viewed here:

I’d like to again thank the authors Rakesh Rajan Beck, Abhishek Vijeev, and Vinod Ganapathy for presenting their fine work to the rest of the security working group and inciting an engaging discussion.