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Van Oorschot Dear Colleague,

You're invited to join us at the 17th USENIX Security Symposium, July 28–August 1, 2008, in San Jose, CA. USENIX Security '08 will help you stay ahead of the game by offering cutting-edge research on topics ranging from Web security through network defenses to cryptographic keys and more.

The USENIX Security '08 training program can help you learn the latest on topics such as:

  • Botnets: Understanding and Defense
  • Computer Forensics
  • Understanding and Deploying Trusted Hardware

Experts such as Bruce Potter, Simson Garfinkel, Radu Sion, and Sean Smith will give you the information, techniques, tools, and strategies you need to practice effective security today—and tomorrow.

Don't miss the keynote address by Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State.

The invited talks cover a number of timely topics, including:

  • "Hackernomics," by Hugh Thompson, People Security
  • "Managing Insecurity: Practitioner Reflections on Social Costs of Security," by Darren Lacey, Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • And more...

The 27 refereed papers present the best new research in a variety of subject areas, including voting and trusted systems, privacy, and botnet detection.

Join colleagues with similar interests for thought-provoking discussions at the evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.

Share a provocative opinion, interesting preliminary work, or a cool idea that will spark discussion at the poster session. To submit a poster, please send a 1–5 page proposal, in PDF or PostScript, to by Friday, June 13, 2008.

Get a preview of next year's news or present your own new work and get audience feedback at the Work-in-Progress reports (WiPs) session. Speakers should submit a one- or two-paragraph abstract to by 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 30, 2008.

Whether you're a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk, come to the 17th USENIX Security Symposium to find out how changes in computer security are going to affect you. Please register today!

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose, July 28–August 1, 2008.

For the USENIX Security '08 Program Committee,

Paul Van Oorschot, Carleton University
USENIX Security '08 Program Chair

P.S. Workshops will be held in conjunction with the main conference. EVT '08 will take place July 28–29. CSET '08 and WOOT '08 will take place on July 28. HotSec '08 and MetriCon 3.0 will take place on July 29.

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