Forwarded by: B.K. DeLong <isse-pressat_private> For Immediate Release Contacts B.K. DeLong isse-pressat_private +1.617.877.3271 INTERNATIONAL CRYPTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE 2001 CONFERENCE INCLUDES "WHO'S WHO" OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS Speakers include PGP creator Phil Zimmermann and the inventor of Public Key cryptography Whitfield "Whit" Diffie. Washington, D.C. -- 26 September 2001 -- The National Intellectual Property Law Institute (NIPLI) and its Information System Security & Education (ISSE) Center today announced the International Cryptography Institute 2001 conference, the annual event and forum to educate corporate leaders on the benefits and developments in cryptography. ICI 2001 will be held at the Four Seasons Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C., 29 through 30 November, 2001. The focus of this year's International Cryptography Institute conference will be global challenges, trends, and best practices in cryptography. The faculty will address cryptographic threats that confront the information protection requirements of corporations, the national security, protecting the critical information infrastructure, and law enforcement. "Information security is extremely important when it comes to intellectual property in the corporate and research world," said Bill Tafoya, Conference Chair, Dean & Director of the ISSE Center. "Our goal is to provide attendees with the most thorough information we can about cryptography and cryptographic technologies." The speakers for this year's International Cryptography Institute include: -- Dorothy E. Denning, Director, Georgetown Institute for Information Assurance, Georgetown University. -- Whitfield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems Labs and one of the primary inventors of Public Key cryptography. -- David Kahn, Cryptography Historian and the author of several books on cryptography including "The Codebreakers". -- Mudge, Chief Scientist & Vice President, Research & Development for @stake. -- Bruce Sterling, author of "Hacker Crackdown". -- Marcus Ranum, President and CEO, NFR Security. -- Phil Zimmermann, Creator of PGP and Chief Cryptographer Consultant, Hush Communications. The format consists of plenary sessions as well as two simultaneous tracks. Track I has been designed for chief executive officers. Track II is more technically oriented. Topics to be addressed include: History of Cryptography, What Executives Need to Know About Cryptography, PKI Escrow, Disparate Data Analysis, Computer Vulnerabilities, Firewalls, PGP, the Orange Book, AES, RISKS, and more. "In 1991 I wrote the book 'Hacker Crackdown'. Cops told me then, ten years ago, that nothing really important would happen in computer security until there was some catastrophe," said author Bruce Sterling. "Now there's been one. The maturity and good sense of that little security community will be tested now as it has never been tested before. Right here, right now, this is really important, and I'm very, very interested." To register for ICI 2001, visit the Web site at http://www.nipli.org/isse/events/2001/cryptography. Direct any conference-related questions to ici2001at_private For press registration, visit the registration section of the Web site or contact B.K. DeLong at +1.617.877.3271 or via email at: isse-pressat_private ABOUT ISSE The mission of the Information System Security & Education (ISSE) Center is to advance the study of and promulgate best practices within the information security community. ISSE sponsors conferences, symposia, colloquia, and work groups in order to contribute to a broader understanding of industry practices and offers services including empirical research, statistical and trend analysis as well as long-range planning services. More information is available at http://www.nipli.org/isse/ ABOUT NIPLI The National Intellectual Property Law Institute is a not-for-profit, Washington D.C.-based think tank that serves as a research, resource and education center for advanced thinkers in business, industry, government, law, academia and the judiciary. NIPLI, (headed by James P. Chandler, Emeritus Professor of law from the National Law Center at George Washington University), researches and analyzes developments in significant areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and international intellectual property transactions. For more information, visit the NIPLI Web site at http://www.nipli.org/ ### -- B.K. DeLong Press Coordinator Information System Security & Education Center isse-pressat_private +1.617.877.3271 http://www.nipli.org/isse/ - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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