Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Secure Web Searching in Orgainsations

Recommended. CSIRO have spun off their search technology in the Funnelback product and ANU IT students working on searching with CSIRO have gone on to work for Google and Microsoft:


Secure Search inside the Enterprise

Peter Bailey, (The ICT Centre, CSIRO)

DATE: 2007-02-28
TIME: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00
LOCATION: CSIT Seminar Room, N101

Providing secure search in the presence of document level security (DLS) is so easy in theory that no one has written papers about it until now. In practice, it turns out that while implementing it is (mostly) easy, user expectations of the search experience get in the way of getting it right. A model of the main factors in secure search implementations is presented, together with an analysis of search performance in an experimental DLS environment. Various conclusions are drawn from the results and about the tradeoffs which can be made to optimise for the user's search experience. Note that we do not attempt to describe how a DLS system itself should be implemented - the search system typically must use whatever underlying security mechanisms exist.

Dr Peter Bailey is the leader of the Search and Delivery Project in the CSIRO ICT Centre

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