Methods for Secure Web-based Access to Agency Databases

The Information School (iSchool) of the University of Washington (UW), in collaboration with Creation Logic, LLC., is assisting the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in evaluating methods for enabling trusted partners to have secure, web-based access to agency databases. The UW team proposes to document current processes and procedures, identify technical and procedural options for data sharing, compare these options according to WSDOT criteria and current best practices, and discuss the finds of the study with WSDOT staff. The object is for WSDOT staff to be able to make a knowledgeable decision about providing improved data sharing through greater flexibility while maintaining security with trusted partners.