iCAST, The International Collaboration for Advancing Security Technology, was established in the 1st quarter of 2006 to start a three year international collaboration project of research and development in the area of Information Security. This mission-oriented project was granted by the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan to strengthen information and communication security within all Taiwanâ€™s academic, government, and private sectors. The iCAST team consists of members from Taiwan Information Security Center (TWISC), Institute for Information Industry (III), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and National Defense University of Taiwan. Based on the agreements signed on June 12, 2006, iCAST members began collaborating efforts with members of Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley on 11 projects in the 1st year and 12 projects in the 2nd year. The 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year projects were completed on June 30, 2007; July 31, 2008; and July 31, 2009, respectively. Their results were presented at the annual iCASTconferences.
iCAST Phase I R&D thrusts are divided into three categories: (1) Pervasive Security and Privacy Assurance, (2) Wireless and Sensor Network Security, and (3) Intrusion Detection and Risk Management. Their specific areas include: Program/Software Security Evaluation Systems; High Security Remote Authentication; Privacy-preserving Information Systems; Security on Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile Network, RFID Applications, Wireless City, Pervasive Devices, and Surveillance Networks; IDS, SOC, and Network Security and Forensics.
STRATEGY AND MISSIONS
The iCAST strategy is to establish a platform through closely knitted international collaboration for advancing information security technologies in Taiwan. Our missions are to:
1. Nurture Taiwan's top talents in information security
2. Build R&D capacity in information security core technology and help strengthen Taiwanâ€™s information security industry.
3. Enhance Taiwan's influence on global information security technology