Pomcor — Research in Mobile and Web Technology

Pomcor conducts research on mobile and Web technology. Our mission is to identify shortcomings of current technology and provide innovative solutions that advance the state of the art. Our latest work is on Derived Credentials, i.e. on the use of mobile devices to store credentials equivalent to those that Federal employees and contractors carry in PIV and CAC smartcards. This work is based on prior and ongoing work on enterprise and consumer solutions for User Authentication and Data Protection on Mobile Devices.

We are also broadly interested in issues of privacy and security on the Internet. In a paper presented at ID360 2013 we analyzed the security of a broad array of authentication technologies, and in a more recent preliminary report we discussed possible ingredients for redesigning transport layer security, with the goals of facilitating the use of a variety of client credentials including uncertified key pairs and anonymous credentials, and improving performance over satellite links and bandwidth-constrained networks so that all web connections can be secured in a not-too-distant future.

In earlier research we have investigated issues of user authentication and Internet identity, search technology, Web security, and online collaboration.

We discuss our research and issues related to security, privacy and Internet identity on our blog and in research papers, listed below.

Our growing intellectual property portfolio currently includes four patents granted and several patents pending.

We have received an NSF grant and been invited to participate in several NIST and W3C workshops, including the NIST Meeting on Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography and the NIST workshop on Cryptographic Key Management. We take part regularly in the biannual Internet Identity Workshop

Pomcor is a graduate of the San Diego CONNECT Springboard program. We are currently based in the Sacramento area. Find out more about us in the company page. Please contact us if you are interested in licensing our intellectual property or taking advantage of our consulting services.