MIT Internet Trust Consortium

The Mission of the MIT Internet Trust Consortium is to develop open source components for the Internet's emerging personal data ecosystem in which people, organizations, and computers can manage access to their data more efficiently and equitably.

Evolving from the 25 year history of MIT Kerberos in MIT's famous Project Athena, the Consortium continues the MIT tradition of solving difficult problems facing society today and in the future.  The Internet of today brings a number of challenges to individuals, communities and society at the global scale

Building on a long history of developing strong security software, The Consortium seeks to develop interoperable technologies (specifications, software, documentation and tools) as building blocks for the emerging personal data ecosystem, in which individuals and organizations have better control and management of their data.

Established in 2007, the MIT Internet Trust Consortium is now housed under MIT Connection Science starting in 2016.