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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the many extension programs that CERIAS offers is a weekly security seminar that is both free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending or presenting in this forum, see the online logistics for more information or contact the director of the center.