An Invitation from the Program Chair
The field of computer security has a fascinating property: nobody will ever claim that it's a solved problem. Just when we think we have a handle on it, something new and exciting comes along to change the rules and break all the invariants that previously secure systems were depending upon. This symposium addresses cutting-edge concerns ranging from making ordinary programs more robust against attack through protecting whole networks against denial-of-service attacks. Want to verify that your firewall is doing what you think it should be doing? Is your Web site doing client authentication in an insecure fashion? Curious about privacy issues or dealing with law enforcement? Come to the 2001 USENIX Security Symposium and find out about these topics and many more.
Keynote speaker Richard M. Smith, chief technology officer of the Privacy Foundation, will talk about privacy and security implications of Web-enabled devices such as UltimateTV and digital picture frames.
From the tutorials, find out how to deploy wireless IP securely; what hackers do and how they go about it; how to use system logs to garner crucial security information; and much more.
Join colleagues with similar interests for stimulating discussions at the evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. In the Work-in-Progress session, get a preview of next year's news, or present fledgling work of your own and get feedback from the audience. Whether you're a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk, come find out how computer security is going to affect you in the future.
Please join us in Washington, D.C., August 13-17, 2001.
Dan Wallach, Rice University