Computer security today evolves at a brisk pace, as both its operational
relevance and the arms-race tension between attackers and defenders
continue to grow. New services, new systems, and new networking
architectures continuously add new dimensions to the field and subvert
previously held assumptions. This symposium offers cutting-edge research
on topics that range from making ordinary programs more robust through
new classes of denial-of-service attacks.
Want to hear about new ideas for adding security hooks to software
systems? Learn about sandboxing malicious applications? Understand new
security issues with 802.11 and SSL? Curious about where Trusted
Computing is going, or the realities of how responsive sites are when
security patches are announced? Come to the 2003 USENIX Security
Symposium and find out about these topics and many others.
Do you need to prevent and detect intrusions? Ensure WiFi security? Deal
with DDoS attacks? Are you thinking about building honey pots, or would
you like to understand the theory behind network security protocols? In
our Security tutorials, experts such as Marcus Ranum, Radia Perlman, and
Tina Bird will give you the information, techniques, tools, and
strategies you need to practice effective security today--and tomorrow.
Keynote speaker "Black Unicorn" will talk about the central role played
in security by notions of identity, reputation,
and trust, drawing not only upon his cypherpunk background but also on
his fascinating studies of the dynamics of money-laundering, black
markets, and narcotics smuggling.
From the Invited Talks, discover the realities of physical security; how
the rules change when your job is to defend, not
a handful of servers, but 13,000; why the Internet is too secure
already; whether the Internet is the ultimate surveillance
network; and much more.
Join colleagues with similar interests for stimulating discussions at
the evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. From the Work-in-Progress
reports, get a preview of next year's news, or present fledgling work of
your own and get feedback from the audience.
Whether you're a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk,
come to the 12th USENIX Security Symposium to find out how computer
security is going to affect you in the future.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C., August 4-8,
For the Security '03 Program Committee,
Vern Paxson, International Computer Science Institute
Security '03 Program Chair