The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) released an advisory on December 1st in response to an increased number of attacks on eCommerce websites running Windows NT and Internet Information Server. If you maintain machines running IIS then you should read the NIPC article.
Eugene Spafford, the director of CERIAS, has been named as one of USAToday’s People To Watch 2001 in the December 27th edition. His unbiased viewpoint and relationships with government, industry and academia were cited as contributing reasons for the honor.
Held as part of the 8th ACM Conference on Computer Security (CCS 2001) a special half-day workshop on data mining for security applications is being offered on November 8th, 2001. This event provides an opportunity for attendees of the ACM CCS to meet with researchers who are interested in applying data mining techniques to security applications and discuss critical issues of mutual interest during a concentrated period. For more information see the ACM CCS website.
The National Computer Security Center (NCSC) and the National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST) are no longer sponsoring their annual systems security conference according to this press release.