US Government Perspective on Information Security
Chris Shutters - National Security Agency
Jan 16, 1998
AbstractThe increased use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) computer hardware and software by U.S. Government agencies has dramatically changed the job of the government computer security researcher. Methods of providing security that worked in the past (e.g. creating a government- specific version of a product to provide additional security) are now not adequately responsive to customer needs due to ever-decreasing product lifecycles.
We will briefly discuss the history of U.S. government computer security, then move on to the challenges facing government security researchers today. If time permits, we will discuss the future of government and commercial security (which many people will contend are virtually identical).
For background, please review Marcus Ranum's Distinguished Lecture at the 1997 CSAC for a pessimistic (but perhaps realistic) view of the state of security on the internet
About the SpeakerChris Shutters is a Captain in the United States Air Force. He has been a computer security specialist for all nine years of his military service. He is currently an Information Security researcher with the office of INFOSEC Computer Science at the National Security Agency. Before working for the NSA, he was the operations officer for the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team at the Air Force Information Warfare Center in San Antonio, TX.
The views, opinions and assumptions expressed in these videos are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CERIAS or Purdue University. All content included in these videos, are the property of Purdue University, the presenter and/or the presenter’s organization, and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The collection, arrangement and assembly of all content in these videos and on the hosting website exclusive property of Purdue University. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any other way exploit any part of copyrighted material without permission from CERIAS, Purdue University.