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Tuesday, June 8, 1999
Full Day Tutorial Session (9:00 am - 5:00 pm):
T8   Modern Security Systems for Intranets, Extranets, and the Internet
Daniel Geer, CertCo, LLC, and Jon Rochlis, SystemExperts Corporation

Who should attend: System administrators, developers, end users interested in making sense of the myriad of security options available. Those people interested in determining for themselves which modern security protocols are applicable to their environments, which to pursue, and which may be just a flash in the pan.

In today's fast moving Internet and client server world, security is a critical component of most systems. But security systems are complex and confusing - different systems provide overlapping functionality, and what's popular today may be gone tomorrow. This course describes many of today's most popular network security systems. We describe how the various security protocols work, what value they provide, and how difficult they are to implement. The goal is that attendees should be well equipped to understand which protocols are applicable to their environments and systems, which to pursue in more detail, and which to ignore.

Course topics include:

-   Internet/Intranet security issues - confidentiality, authentication, integrity, authorization
-   Fundamental technology - encryption, public key, private key, certification
-   Low-security systems - basic WWW/HTTP, cookies, classic remote login (telnet/rlogin/rsh), file transfer
-   Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for securing HHTP
-   Kerberos-based systems - Intranet cross-application private key, including MS-DCE and Microsoft NT5
-   Secure Shell (SSH) - remote login and lots more
-   Email - PGP & S/Mime
-   VPN's - IPsec, remote access
-   Payment protocols - Digicash, SET (Visa/Mastercard) and more

Daniel E. Geer, Jr. (T8 Instructor),   Sc.D., is Vice President of CertCo, LLC, market leader in digital certification. Dr. Geer has a long history in network security and distributed computing management as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a Doctor of Science in Biostatistics from Harvard University. A frequent speaker, popular teacher and member of several professional societies, he is active in USENIX where he has participated in almost every activity including Technical Program Chair for the San Diego, California, 1993 General Conference, Conference Chair for the First Symposium on Mobile and Location Independent Computing, and the First USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce. He was elected to the Board of Directors in June 1994, and served a two year term as Vice President in June 1996 and is the current USENIX Board Treasurer. He is the co-author of Wiley's Web Security Sourcebook, June 1997.


Jon Rochlis (S5, T8 Instructor)   is a senior consultant for SystemExperts, where he provides high level advice to businesses on network security, distributed systems design and management, high-availability, and electronic commerce. Before joining SystemExperts, Jon was engineering manager with BBN Planet, a major national Internet Service Provider.

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