Tuesday, March 13, 2007

8th Annual CERIAS Information Security Symposium

Introduction from Professor Eugene Spafford

The 8th CERIAS Symposium will be held March 20 & 21, 2007. In the 8 years we have been hosting this event, many aspects of information security and privacy have changed dramatically. Yet, our computer systems are still under attack, bad software continues to be marketed, and "the bad guys" are seldom apprehended.

How have things changed in 8 years? What has gotten better? Where do we need to focus the majority of our efforts? And what do we expect the world of IT to be like in another 8 years?

Join us as we reflect on the current state of information security, as well as the evolution and progress of CERIAS. With panels on various aspects of information security, including infosec education, commercial vendors, forensics, and privacy and trust, we will delve into the current state of the field and explore how it will evolve in light of recent events.

Speakers will include Major General Dale W. Meyerrose, USAF (Ret.), the CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Yalkin Demirkaya, President of Cyber Diligence, Inc., and Dr. Dan Geer of Verdasys, the former president of USENIX and CTO of @Stake.

Anyone interested in car pooling or sharing a hotel room to this event?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Idea's for IndySec 6?

It is that time of the month again. I wanted to start a thread and see if anybody had any idea's for IndySec 6. Feel free to post here or send something out on the email list.

After Landon's meetup @ Buca's last month, I am sure we will have a few new people join us this time around.

To pass time, I will leave you with a thrilling video recorded in the early 90's about the internet.