How to come up with new ideas in security domain

The followings are my own experience in finding research ideas in security domain.

Ideas from Security Threat

  • What the defenders can do to improve security?
    • How to detect attackers?
    • How to defend against attackers?

For the cloud computing problem, the defenders can be further divided into two categories: (1) Cloud provider (2) Cloud benign users

    • What the attackers can do to increase damage?

    Ideas from Existing Work

    • Improve
      • Scalability of their mechanism
    • Combine
      • Can we combine other mechanisms with their mechanism
    • New Problem
      • Can we use the proposed mechanism to solve a different problem
    • New Mechanism
      • Can we solve the problem with a better mechanism

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