Fall 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Can We Get Ahead of the Crackers?

Time 09/29/04 10:30AM-11:45AM

Session Abstract

The deployment of very high-speed networks is making it even easier for malicious hackers to do millions of dollars of damage to computer systems. Thousands of zombie machines infected with viruses can launch crippling denial of service attacks. Crackers who are able to penetrate corporate and university systems can download gigabytes of sensitive or confidential information in minutes. The growth of the Grid and Web services will no doubt lead to new forms of cyber-mischief. Fortunately, new technologies offer new ways to improve cyber-security. Better authentication and authorization systems are being deployed. Research on autonomic computing is providing ways to build self-monitoring and self-protecting systems and networks. Intrusion detection software can detect unauthorized access before damage can be done. More and more companies and universities are realizing the need to improve identity management and access control. This panel will examine new approaches to cyber-security and autonomic computing and determine whether the next generation of the Internet can be more secure than the current one.


Speaker Bob Blakley IBM Tivoli

Speaker John Quarterman InternetPerils, Inc.

Speaker Michael Roberts Internet2

Speaker Michael Hathaway Pico Innovations

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Internet2: An Overview (pdf)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Ana Hunsinger Internet2

media item thumbnail COMPLEXITY: Our Biggest Security Risk (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Michael Hathaway Pico Innovations

Secondary tracks Security for Advanced Networks

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