Stanford security conference

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Sun Nov 9 14:32:48 PST 2003

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Stanford Law School Media Release
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 30, 2003


Conference at Stanford Law School, Saturday November 22, 2003, 8:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m.
Early registration deadline is Nov 1, 2003.


Reported computer security breaches have almost doubled since last year,
and the vast majority go unreported. In two high profile incidents
earlier this year, hackers downloaded U.S. Navy credit card numbers and a
worm paralyzed Bank of America's ATM network.

In July, California became the first state to require businesses to
notify consumers if hackers illegally obtain their personal information
from company databases.

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer will talk about enforcing this
measure and other initiatives to achieve Internet security in the face of
increasingly severe breaches of computer systems. His talk is part of a
day-long conference hosted by the Stanford Law School Center for Internet
and Society.

Lockyer will join twenty top high-tech executives, encryption experts,
and law professors, who will propose ways that technology vendors, their
customers, government officials, researchers, and consumers can
accelerate vulnerability research, computer security, and consumer
privacy protection.

The conference discussion will occur against the backdrop of a national
debate as to how to respond to growing threats to cyberspace, and how to
balance security needs against heightened exposure and the disclosure of
proprietary information. On the one side are those who seek a federal
measure like the one in California that mandates disclosure of security
vulnerabilities. On the other are those who believe that non-disclosure
("security through obscurity") better protects privacy while continuing
to enable research and development.

The conference brings people from both camps together with technical
experts to hammer out solutions and recommend policy for both industry
and government.

Other speakers include:

Matt Blaze, AT&T
Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle
David L. Dill, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
James Duncan, Cisco
Gerhard Eschelbeck, Qualys
Stephanie Fohn, Consultant
Tiina Havana, Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG), Finland
Shawn Hernan, CERT
Steven B. Lipner, Microsoft
David Litchfield, NGSSoftware
Simple Nomad, NMRC, Bindview
Len Sassaman, Anonymizer
Bruce Schneier, Counterpane
Peter P. Swire, Professor of Law at Ohio State University
Hal Varian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Vincent Weafer, Symantec
Stephen Wu, InfoSec Law Group
Chris Wysopal, @stake

About Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS):

CIS is a public interest technology law and policy program within the
umbrella Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS
convenes scholars, legislators, programmers, security researchers,
scientists and students to study the interaction between new technologies
and the law, and determine how the synergy between the two can either
promote or harm the public good. CIS works to advance technology and
shape the direction of the law to protect free speech, privacy, public
commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry.

Center for Internet and Society Contact Information:
Jennifer Granick, Executive Director, CIS, 650/724-0014,
jennifer at
Lauren Gelman, Assistant Director, CIS, 650/724-3358, gelman at
Bill Lockyer's keynote address is scheduled from 12:15 p.m to 1:45 p.m.
For a complete schedule of sessions, and to register for this event
online, go to:

This event is free to the media. To obtain a press pass and reserve press
seating, please contact:
Judith Romero, Assistant Director of Communication for Stanford Law
School, 650/723-2232 or judith.romero at

About Stanford CIS:

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest
technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School and a part  of
Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. The  CIS
brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students,
programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the
interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the
synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like
free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific
inquiry. The CIS strives as well to improve both technology and law,
encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further
democratic values.


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