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March 19, 2011

Mtg: Demystifying Cybersecurity – Myths vs Realities

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter, with Computer Society Chapter
Speakers: Ed Talbot and Tom Kroeger, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories;
Time: Networking, food, drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to comsoc2011@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Current cyber security approaches are fundamentally broken. Vulnerabilities in current implementations are virtually limitless, and threats are exploiting these vulnerabilities faster than we can detect and counter them. This talk presents a qualitative survey of the current state of affairs in cyber security. We show how current cyber security implementations compound the problem by creating the illusion of security. The result is a primitive cyber society in which trust and confidence are absent or, worse yet, deceptive. This examination of cyber security is intended as a reality check with the hope of provoking the thoughtful discussion about solutions that address the core problems. We will examine this situation and present several approaches that attempt to develop a basis from which we can foster transformation in digital security.

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