CIAS opens new lecture series Sept. 19-20
By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
(Sept. 16, 2005)--The UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and the UTSA Department of Computer Science open the new CIAS lecture series with Charlie Kaufman, Microsoft security architect, who will speak on "Public Key Infrastructure: Where Did We Go Wrong?" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 in Main Building Room 0.106, 1604 Campus.
Kaufman will discuss why computer security is more important than ever and how technical, legal and social problems have delayed development of network infrastructure security.
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A second lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 will feature Radia Perlman, Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer, speaking on "The Ephemerizer: Making Data Disappear." The lecture is in the Biosciences Building Loeffler Room (3.03.02), 1604 Campus.
Perlman will discuss the designs of two high-capacity computer systems, one that creates files with pre-determined expiration dates and another that allows on-demand deletion of individual files.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Charlie Kaufman is security architect for the Common Language Runtime group at Microsoft and holds more than 25 patents in the fields of computer security and networking. He is coauthor of "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World."
Previously, he was an engineer at IBM, where he was chief security architect for Lotus Notes and Domino. He was the Digital Corp. network security architect and served on the National Academy of Sciences expert panel that wrote the book, "Trust in Cyberspace." Additionally, he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board.
Radia Perlman was named by Data Communications magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in the networking industry. She is the author of "Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches and Internetworking Protocols," and co-author of "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World." Both books are listed in Network magazine's top 10 networking reference books.
Perlman earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT. She has 50 issued patents and was awarded an honorary doctorate from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
For more information, contact Phuong Tran, CIAS research scientist, at (210) 458-6397.