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USENIX Security '13 News Roundup

Did you miss attending USENIX Security '13 and miss the live streaming? Then you might want to check out some of the news coverage from the event:

Security Symposium Talk: Measuring the Practical Impact of DNSSEC Deployment

I'm lucky enough to be able to catch the last day of the USENIX Security Symposium here in Washington, DC, and as soon as I hopped off the plane, I jumped into a session that was just starting, Measuring the Practical Impact of DNSSEC Deployment. The authors of the paper were Wilson Lian, Eric Rescorla, Hovav Schacham, and Stefan Savage, and Wilson Lian gave the presentaiton.

Evi Nemeth: We Hardly Knew Ye

It's one of those moments that stays with you. Where you were when you heard Evi Nemeth, one of the original Unix Graybeards (she didn't actually have a beard, but the honorific still seems appropriate) being declared "lost at sea." I was, as I usually am in the mornings, at a computer. It was an especially bittersweet moment for me, being one of the few technical women in a landscape dominated by men.

Tribute to Evi Nemeth and Call for Award Nominations

At USENIX Security '13 tonight (Wednesday, August 14), attendees are invited to celebrate the life of Evi Nemeth. Attendees are encouraged to share their favorite memories and happy stories at tonight's Tribute to Evi.

Contributors wanted for Hallway Track episode 2: Ask an Admin

Do you have a sys admin-related question you want answered on air (errr... G+ hangout)? If so, email them to me at rikki@usenix.org by 5pm Eastern today (Tuesday, August 6). If your question is chosen to be answered in tonight's hangout recording, you'll receive a free USENIX t-shirt.

USENIX Association Promotes Academic Freedom: Fully supports authors of academic paper barred from publication at 22nd USENIX Security Symposium

USENIX Association Promotes Academic Freedom

Fully supports authors of academic paper barred from publication at 22nd USENIX Security Symposium

Berkeley, Calif., July 31, 2013 — In keeping with its commitment to academic freedom and open access to research, the USENIX Association announced today that Roel Verdult, lead author of the academic paper, “Dismantling

Sysadmins, We Salute You!

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

USENIX thinks sysadmins are Kind of A Big Deal, which is why one lucky @LISAConference Twitter follower will win a tech session pass to attend LISA '13. (Yes, we really dig sysadmins!)

Not already following @lisaconference? No problem — follow us by July 27th (11AM UTC/GMT -7 hours) to be included in the drawing.

Videos from USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (WiAC'13) now online

Thanks to support from USENIX members, we're able to provide open access to conference proceedings. Videos from our recent USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (WiAC '13) are now online for your viewing pleasure. More videos will be added as they get edited.

Welcome to the SysAdmin Hallway Track, Episode 1

Earlier this month, Ben Cotton and Matt Simmons held their first G+ SysAdmin Hallway Track hangout. Watch the recording and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Do you have topic ideas for our next SysAdmin Hallway Track hangout? If so, email them to me at rikki AT usenix DOT org for a chance to win a Puppet book.