The AREA Issues Call for Proposals for an AR Research Project

The AREA has issued a request for proposals for a funded research project that its members will use to better understand relevant data security risks associated with wearable enterprise AR and mitigation approaches.

Organizations with expertise in the field of data security risks and mitigation and adjacent topics are invited to respond to the invitation by January 30, 2017.

The goals of the AREA-directed research project are:

  • To clarify questions about enterprise data security risks when introducing enterprise AR using wearables
  • To define and perform preliminary validation of protocols that companies can use to conduct tests and assess risks to data security when introducing wearable enterprise AR systems

The research project will produce:

  • An AREA-branded in-depth report that: details the types of data security risks that may be of concern to IT managers managing AR delivery devices and assets; classifies the known and potential threat to data security according to potential severity levels; and proposes risk mitigation measures
  • An AREA-branded protocol for testing wearable enterprise AR devices for their hackability or data exposure threat levels
  • An AREA-branded report documenting the use of the proposed protocol to test devices for their security exposure threat levels.

All proposals will be evaluated by the AREA research committee co-chairs on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of industry best practices for research methodology
  • Clear qualifications of research organization and any partners in the domain of data security threats and mitigation, and AR, if possible
  • Review of prior research report and testing protocol samples
  • Feedback of references

The AREA will provide detailed replies to submitters on or before February 13, 2017. The research project is expected to be completed and finished deliverables produced by May 1, 2017.

Full information on the request for proposals, including a submission form, can be found here.


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