Malicious-and Accidental-Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications
IST Research Project IST-1999-11583
1 January 2000 - 28 February 2003

Check out a summary of the project, or browse through the original project proposal.

MAFTIA involved experts from 5 countries and 6 organisations. The Industrial Advisory Board provided valuable feedback on the work of the project.

Research was organised into six workpackages.

Find out more about the key scientific results and achievements, and the benefits of this research collaboration.

Brian Randell and Robert Stroud were the principal researchers at Newcastle.

Paulo Veríssimo and Nuno Ferreira Neves led investigations at Lisboa.

QinetiQ's research was led by Colin O'Halloran and Sadie Creese.

Birgit Pfitzmann (now at IBM Zurich), Michael Steiner (now at IBM Thomas Watson), and André Adelsbach led the research at Saarland.

Research at LAAS was led by David Powell and Yves Deswarte.

IBM Zurich
Michael Waidner, Marc Dacier (now at Institut Eurécom), Andreas Wespi and Christian Cachin led the work at IBM Zurich.

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

The IBM Zurich Research Laboratory is the European branch of IBM’s world-wide Research Division. The Lab provided two different areas of expertise to MAFTIA.

The Network Security and Cryptography group was involved in the development of the secure middleware protocols, in particular for the asynchronous protocols. They collaborated with Lisbon and with Newcastle in the work on dependable middleware, and with LAAS in the work on distributed authorisation. They also contributed their expertise in cryptographic algorithms and protocols to the formal model for verification and assessment.

The Global Security Analysis Laboratory led the work devoted to the specification, design and implementation of an intrusion-tolerant intrusion-detection system. They collaborated intensively with Newcastle, LAAS, and Lisbon on the MAFTIA conceptual model, architecture and middleware, and worked with the Network Security and Cryptography group on the demonstration of an intrusion-tolerant intrusion detection system.

People at IBM Zurich

These people worked on MAFTIA. Names in bold are Executive Board members, others are Research Associates.

Dominique Alessandri
Christian Cachin
Marc Dacier
Klaus Julisch
Klaus Kursawe
Jonathan Poritz
James Riordan
Victor Shoup
Reto Strobl
Michael Waidner
Andreas Wespi