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August 4, 2000
The 9th USENIX Security Symposium Leads the Way with Innovative Solutions to Security Challenges
Berkeley, California -- With increased threats of cyber-criminals and other security breaches, today's IT professional needs the best practical and forward looking security solutions and ideas available. The 9th USENIX Security Symposium, August 14-17, 2000 in Denver, Colorado attacks key security issues with break-through methods offered by some of the best security minds in the industry.
The event kicks off with a two day intensive Tutorial Program with instruction on a variety of current security topics including Intrusion Detection, Network Forensics, Cryptography and VPN Architecture and Implementation. These practical courses are designed to help attendees become more innovative and effective in dealing with security challenges allowing them to take valuable skills back to their organizations and put them to immediate use. Well known experts in their fields, such as Dan Geer of @Stake, Inc., Phil Cox of System Experts, Marcus Ranum of Network Flight Recorder, Inc. and Avi Rubin of AT &T Labs - Research, will provide instruction in the latest techniques, effective tools and best strategies. Attendees will learn how and what to phase into their IT security plan to keep their company secure.
This year's event will also feature keynote speaker Dr. Blaine Burnham, Director of Georgia Tech Information Security Center and former NSA manager, sharing his insights into "The Journey Ahead". Another highlight will be the Technical Sessions with more than 20 innovative Refereed Papers and Invited Talks on the latest cutting-edge research such as denial of service attacks. Attendees will hear the latest approaches and perspectives presented by renowned industry experts including Ian Goldberg, Suelette Dreyfus, Trevor Mudge and Mark Chen. As well, there will be several Works in Progress reports giving conference attendees an opportunity to share new ideas and ongoing work.
In addition to the formal presentations are the ever-popular Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. These very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic will take place several evenings throughout the week. As well, there will be a number of receptions giving attendees the opportunity to meet their peers and mingle with the 'movers and shakers' in the industry.
Running in conjunction with the Conference Program is the fast growing Vendor Exhibition providing previews of the latest in security products, services and solutions. Attendees will be able to obtain information from well-informed representatives in a relaxed environment.
Computer security researchers, applications developers and system administrators alike will benefit from attending the 9th USENIX Security Symposium which has a reputation of being one of the best security conferences available. Robert Diamond of Sun Microsystems says, "This is really the only security conference worth attending."
USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. Since 1975 the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. The USENIX conferences have become the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most advanced information on the developments of all aspects of computing systems. For more information, visit www.usenix.org.