Bill Arbaugh

Topics Wireless Network Security
Dr. Arbaugh will be speaking about wireless network security and vulnerabilities of wireless networks.
Panel Discussion
Dr. Arbaugh will also participate in a panel discussion with Brett Tjaden and Mike Burmester.
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Computer Science, Columbia University
  • B.S., Computer Science, United States Military Academy (West Point)
Employment Maryland Information System Security Lab (MISSL), University of Maryland at College Park
Phone 301.405.2774
EMail waa@cs.umd.edu
Website http://www.cs.umd.edu/~waa/
Biography My research interests are primarily in Information Systems Security and privacy. Specifically, I’m interested in the use of embedded systems to provide security for conventional information systems as well as the role of security and privacy in future technologies. I’m also interested in the role of security management with respect to identifying approaches to improve the current state of the practice in the secure management of Information Technology infrastructures.

Mike Burmester

Topics Panel Discussion
Dr. Burmester will participate in a panel discussion with Brett Tjaden and Bill Arbaugh.
  • Ph.D., University of Rome, Italy
Employment Department of Computer Science, Florida State University
Phone 850.644.6410
FAX 850.644.0058
EMail burmester@cs.fsu.edu
Website http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~burmeste/
Biography Dr. Burmester’s current research interests include cryptography, information security, network security, computer security, and discrete mathematics.

James Davis

Topics Legal and Ethical Issues
Dr. Davis will be speaking about the legal and ethical issues surrounding security and privacy in information technology.
Panel Discussion
Dr. Davis will also participate in a panel discussion with Virgil Gligor.
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
Employment Office of Academic Information Techologoies, Iowa State University
Phone 515.294.0659
EMail davis@iastate.edu
Website http://vulcan.ee.iastate.edu/~davis/
Biography James DavisDr. Davis is the Interim Director of the Office of Academic Information Techologies [Link], and an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been with E CPE since 1984, right after receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Iowa State University. His research and primary teaching responsibilities are in the area of computer network and system security. He served as Associate Chair for two years and as Interim Department Chair in Spring 2003.

Michael Davis

Topics TBD
This event will be scheduled shortly.
Employment Director, Information Assurance, Marine Corps Systems Command
EMail davisMF@mcsc.usmc.mil
Biography Michael DavisIn 1998, Mr. Davis accepted a position with the USMC and was assigned the position of Director, Information Assurance (IA) with MARCORSYCOM. Mr. Davis is responsible for Certification and Accreditation of systems and applications acquired or developed by MARCORSYSCOM for which MARCORSYSCOM is the functional sponsor or advocate. Mr. Davis is the Subject Matter Expert for IA and the Certification Authority (CA) responsible for conducting certification of USMC systems/applications in support of the accreditation process and provides recommendations for accreditation to the MARCORSYSCOM Designated Approving Authority.

Mr. Davis provides Information Assurance support to major USMC and Joint Programs outside the MARCORSYCOM. He is the USMC Certification Authority for Joint Strike Fighter, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), a.k.a., Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV), and the Global Combat Support System (GCSS). Mr. Davis is a graduate of the Executive Potential Program for Senior Level Employees, a Level III Defense Systems Management College for Program Managers Course, a DoD Level III Information Resource Management Course for Communications and Computers and is also a certified level III member of the Navy’s Acquisition Community. He is a recipient of the Commander in Chief’s Special Recognition for Installation Excellence for FY03 awarded him by the Secretary of Defense.

Virgil Gligor

Topics Keynote
Panel Discussion
Dr. Gligor will also participate in a panel discussion with James Davis.
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.Sc., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.Sc., University of California, Berkeley
Employment Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
Phone 301.405.3647
EMail gligor@eng.umd.edu
Website http://www.ece.umd.edu/~gligor/
Biography Dr. Gligor currently teaches Security in Distributed Systems and Networks at the University of Maryland at College Park. His research interests include network security and distributed systems. See his website for recent research.

Martin Nystrom

Topics Web Security
Mr. Nystrom will deliver a presentation on the security of the Internet and related technologies.
  • M.Sc., North Carolina State University
  • B.A., Iowa State University
  • CISSP #31779
  • CCNA #CSCO10540092
Employment IT Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
EMail mnystrom@cisco.com
Website http://www.xianshield.org/
Biography Martin NystromMartin Nystrom is a security architect for Cisco Systems, where he provides security guidance to IT and engineering projects. Since he began his career in 1991, he has worked as a software developer, analyst, and architect in the pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Mr. Nystrom holds a BA from ISU, a Masters degree from NCSU, as well as CISSP and CCNA certifications.

Peter Sommer

Topics Forensics
Dr. Sommer will be speaking about digital forensics and recovery of data in the field of Information Security.
Employment Computer Security Research Centre, London School of Economics
Phone +44.20.8340.4139
EMail p.m.sommer@lse.ac.uk
Website http://csrc.lse.ac.uk/people/csrc/psm.shtml
Biography Peter SommerPeter Sommer is Senior Research Fellow at the Computer Security Research Centre, London School of Economics, UK, where he teaches information systems security and where his speciality is the reliability of digital evidence. He is an external examiner for the Forensic Computing at the Royal Military College of Science, advises on police high-tech crime education, provides training for the Crown Prosecution Service and has acted as expert in many important computer crime trials.

David Thompson

Topics Security Threats
Dr. Thompson will be speaking about a number of current security threats to the industry and potential ways to deal with these emerging techniques.
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Employment Information Assurance, Harris Corporation
Phone 321.984.5799
EMail dthomp03@harris.com
Website http://www.harris.com/
Biography Mr. Thompson leads the Information Assurance Center of Excellence for Harris Corporation’s Government Communications Systems Division. His responsibilities include security architectures and implementations for a multitude of government programs including satellite based networking, advanced encryption, next generation air to ground communications and multilevel security.

Prior to joining Harris, Mr. Thompson worked at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for 8 years as the Chief Information Officer, and led the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Secure Systems consultancy in Boston. He has also been a contributing editor to eWeek, where he provided expertise for their reporting on Information Assurance technologies. He began his career at the National Security Agency in the late 1970s.

Brett Tjaden

Topics Introduction to Cryptography
Dr. Tjaden will present a general overview of cryptographic theory and some common methods of cryptography and how it works.
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • B.S., Haverford College
Employment Department of Computer Science, James Madison University
Phone 540.568.2771
EMail tjadenbc@jmu.edu
Website http://www.cs.jmu.edu/users/tjadenbc/
Biography Brett TjadenDr. Tjaden received a B.S. from Haverford College in May, 1991. From June, 1991 to August, 1993 he was a member of the Automated Speech Recognition group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In September of 1993, he began his graduate studies in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia and received his Ph.D. in May, 1997. The next year was spent at UVa as a post-doc and Instructor for the C.S. department. From 1998 to 2002 he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at James Madison University.

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