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July 25, 2007

Security Professionals Set to Gather at the 16th USENIX Security Symposium, the Premium Industry Forum for the Latest Security Advances

2007 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop Explores All Facets of Electronic Vote Casting

Boston — USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, today announced an impressive lineup of leading researchers and knowledgeable security experts from companies including Morgan Stanley and IBM Research for the upcoming 16th USENIX Security Symposium, August 6–10, in Boston.

USENIX Security '07 provides a forum for security professionals, system and network administrators, and researchers to learn about the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks.

USENIX Security '07 is co-located with workshops including the 2007 USENIX/ACCURATE Electronic Voting Technology Workshop (EVT '07), Aug. 6. EVT '07 covers a range of topics including system design, auditing and transparency, and system analysis. Papers presented by the leading authorities in electronic voting include "Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine" and "On the Difficulty of Validating Voting Machine Software with Software."

In addition to EVT '07, other workshops include the First USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '07), Aug. 6; DETER Community Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test 2007 (DETER 2007), Aug. 6–7, the 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '07), Aug. 7; and the 2nd Workshop on Security Metrics (MetriCon 2.0), Aug. 7.

This year's USENIX Security '07 keynote address, "How the iPod Shuffled the World as we Know It," will be delivered by Steven Levy, senior editor and columnist at Newsweek. The complex challenges of securing a multinational enterprise will be explored by Jerry Brady, Executive Director and Global Head of IT Security for Morgan Stanley. Computer antivirus expert Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Office at F-Secure Corp., will discuss preventing mobile malware. David Dill, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University, and founder of, will highlight ways a computer security perspective might be able to contribute to more trustworthy voting systems. Rootkit expert Greg Hoglund, HBGary, will explain how rootkits are build for Microsoft Windows XP.

In addition to the technical talks, 23 refereed papers present the best new research in a variety of subject areas including privacy, cellular network security, and authentication. Hear about combating click fraud via premium clicks, distance bounding against smartcard relay attacks, and monopolizing the CPU without superuser privileges.

USENIX Security '07 also offers a comprehensive two-day training program with eight full-day sessions including TCP/IP Weapons School and Live Forensics. Taught by renowned security experts, the program provides in-depth, immediately useful training in the latest techniques, effective tools, and best strategies.

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