Blackbox approach deals with the system as a closed box and human interact with it externally. Secure it, means we provide external (surrounding) protection to keep it secure from the outside.
Whitebox approach deals with the system as an open box and human interact with it from inside and outside, thus we need to look inside the box and provide means of protection considering all directions.
Our approach should be a Whitebox Research.
NSA competition mentioned Technical Validity vs. Operational Validity, and emphasizes on OPERATIONAL VALIDITY.
Thus, focus on Operation validity!!!
CS faculty (with PhD students participation as well) will try to collaborate to package up a proposal that can be centered around the 5 hard problems mentioned earlier.
Deadline: in about 5 weeks!!
Pick one of the five problems and share your thoughts about it with us (discuss it or present it). Don't worry about being wrong or rigth, it's a very casual.