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The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Dan Esbensen - Touch Technologies, Inc.

Students: Fall 2021, unless noted otherwise, sessions will be virtual on Zoom.

The INTOUCH Network Security Agent

Apr 11, 1997


Relying solely on prevention for network security needs is naive. Every day brings new incidents of firewall breaches, insider policy violations, and operating system holes. Prevention must be augmented with network surveillance. Greatly expanding on work we did in 1990 for the DOE, Touch Technologies, Inc. has developed INTOUCH Network Security Agent -- a realtime network surveillance security tool.

About the Speaker

In 1972, at age 17, Dan was appointed Adjunct Professor of Programming Languages at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. From there, he taught advanced programming concepts at the graduate level for the University of Wisconsin.
Following two positions as Director of Development and Senior Programmer with Userware International (now a division of Ross Systems) and POISE (now a division of Campus America), Dan co-founded Touch Technologies, Inc. in 1982. Dan is Chairman of the Board and has acted as President through 1995. He now heads up advanced research for the company as Director of Advanced Research.

Dan has extensive experience in developing and managing commercial software products. He is an experienced public speaker and seminar lecturer. His many accomplishments include the development of the award-winning product Dynamic Load Balancer, an industry standard tuning tool for OpenVMS systems. Dan is also responsible for positioning Touch Technologies, Inc. as the first company ever selected by Digital Equipment Corporation to maintain, support, and sell their products: DECdocument, DECdecision, DECquery for Windows, VAX COBOL Generator, RPG II, VWS, UIS, and USIX. His high-level software development skills have been instrumental in the success of Touch Technologies, Inc.'s traditional product lines -- high-performance system management software.

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