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CERIAS Undergrad Given Intel Award

Tue, July 17, 2001General

Abhilasha Bhargav was named a recipient of the Intel Research Award Contest for Undergraduate Students. Abhilasha will work under the direction of Professor Wagstaff with a focus on watermarking.

ISSA Hall of Fame for 2001

Mon, June 11, 2001General

CERIAS’ director, Gene Spafford, was recently bestowed two honors. The first, the Information Systems Security Association recognized him as a Hall of Famer for 2001 and the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education awarded him the William Hugh Murray Medal for his outstanding contributions to information security. You can read more about it in this article at Yahoo.

IFIP/Sec 2001 Program and Registration Information

Mon, June 04, 2001General

IFIP/sec is the annual conference of IFIP-TC11 on “Security and Protection in Information Processing Systems”. This year the conference is back in Europe: it will be held at Disneyland Paris, from June 11-13, 2001. More information on this conference is available online.

CERIAS Searching For Assistant Director

Mon, June 04, 2001General

We are looking for a new assistant director here at CERIAS. The official description sums up what we are looking for. If you are interested, please contact us.

Second Annual CERIAS Research Symposium

Wed, April 25, 2001General

The second annual research symposium is this week! It will be held on April 26-27 in Stewart Center here on the West Lafayette campus. See the symposium page for more information.

CERIAS Director Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award

Thu, April 12, 2001General

Purdue University recognizes their best instructors with the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. For 2001, Eugene Spafford, the director of CERIAS was bestowed this tribute. This award, the university’s highest undergraduate teaching honor, is given for exemplary performance in all levels of instruction on the West Lafayette campus. You may read more in the news service press release.

Call To Action: Sun Is Listening

Wed, April 11, 2001General

This feature story from Sun Microsystems talks about how the corporation is answering the call to improve overall software security and quality. This initiative is partly in response to Sun’s participation in the Security Vision Roundtable CERIAS held in conjunction with Accenture last September.

Anti-Virus Software, Tripwire and ISS Scanner

Mon, April 09, 2001General

The Purdue Information Systems Security Office (ISSO) provides lots of security related software products free to Purdue University employees. For more information on site-licensed applications, see the ISSO site.

20th Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems

Tue, March 27, 2001General

The objective of this symposium is to provide an effective forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in distributed systems design and development, particularly with reliability, availability, safety, security, or real-time properties.  We welcome original research papers as well as papers that deal with development experiences and experimental results of operational systems. See the official website for more information.

Carnivore Review

Thu, March 22, 2001General

A group of senior security experts, including Steve Bellovin, Matt Blaze, David Farber, Peter Neumann, and CERIAS Director Gene Spafford have released comments on the recent IITRI review of the FBI’s Carnivore system. Their position paper concludes that the IITRI review is a reasonable first effort at review, but that several critical issues are left unresolved. More details are available in the full report.

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