[olug] Infotec keynotes

Adam Haeder adamh at omaha.org
Mon Apr 22 18:12:32 UTC 2002

Infotec is currently in full swing. I haven't been able to make it to 
anything today, but I will be at the booth all day Tues and Wednesday. I 
will be out there about 7 am tomorrow to get the booth setup (vendor show 
start at 10 and I want to see the 8 am keynote). If anyone has equipment, 
bring it out then. 

If you can, try to make it to the keynote sessions. There are some very 
good speakers there this year. 

Tuesday, April 23 - 8:00 am
Dr. Douglas Maughan
Dr. Douglas Maughan is a Program Manager in the Advanced Technology Office 
(ATO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 
Arlington, Virginia. His research interests are in the areas of networking 
and security. He is managing research programs in active networks, fault 
tolerant networks, dynamic coalitions, trusted operating systems, and 
secure wireless networks. Prior to his appointment at DARPA, Dr. Maughan 
worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) as a senior computer 
scientist and led several research teams performing network security 
research. He is active in the IETF and authored RFC 2408, "The Internet 
Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)", which has been 
selected as the key management approach for IP security. He has served on 
various program committees, including the Internet Society (ISOC) Network 
and Distributed System Security (NDSS) symposium and the International 
Conference for Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS). Dr. Maughan received 
a Masters degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a 
Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore 
County (UMBC). 

Tuesday, April 23 - 12:30 pm
The 21st Century Information Revolution, Don Burleson

With processors and storage getting faster and cheaper every day, the 
stage is now set for ubiquitous information systems touching all parts of 
everyday life. In 2002, small supercomputers are being developed that are 
capable of true artificial intelligence. Don postulates about how specific 
IT technologies will revolutionize the use of information in the coming 
decade. Topics will include the evolution of the Internet through 2010, 
advances in AI technology, and a look at how cohesive worldwide 
information access will change everyday life in the 21st Century.
Donald K. Burleson is an independent Oracle author and consultant with 
more than 20 years of full-time experience designing and managing complex 
database systems. Don is one of the world's leading Oracle experts and the 
author of 13 books and over 100 articles in National Database magazines. 
Don also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Oracle Internals, a popular Oracle 
DBA journal, and consults with numerous Fortune 500 companies. A former 
adjunct professor, Don has taught more than 100 computer courses at major 

Wednesday, April 24 - 12:30 pm
Internet (IN)Security, Dr. John Hale

Information Technology (IT) and the Internet have produced extraordinary 
opportunities, but American society has never been so vulnerable. Hackers 
disrupt government websites; virus writers wreak havoc on Corporate 
America; terrorists and foreign powers systematically probe military 
networks, searching for weaknesses. Even while security services are being 
overwhelmed, there is a tremendous dearth of trained professionals. 
Indeed, our nation is vulnerable to an "Electronic Pearl Harbor." This 
lecture discusses the main issues underlying Internet security (and lack 
thereof) and highlights the actions we must undertake as a society to 
protect our nation's vital information infrastructure.
Dr. Sujeet Shenoi is the Charles W. Oliphant Professor of Computer Science 
at the University of Tulsa. He received his B.S. degree from the Indian 
Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1981, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees 
from Kansas State University. Dr. Shenoi is involved in several computer 
security projects: analysis and verification of cryptographic protocols, 
intrusion detection and countermeasures for computer and 
telecommunications networks, secure interoperability and programmable 
security. He is also spearheading the University of Tulsa Federal Cyber 
Service Initiative that trains information assurance professionals for 
service with the U.S. Federal Government. Dr. Shenoi is the founder of the 
Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC), a nationally recognized 
program of scholarship and service. For his innovative strategies 
integrating academics, research and service, Dr. Shenoi was named the 
1998-1999 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. 

Thursday, April 25 - 8:00 am - Scott Conference Center
Electromagnetic Warfare, Ed Pevler

November 12, 2001 American Airlines flight 587 crashed less than three 
minutes after takeoff from JFK airport. Investigators have found no cause 
for the crash. Happening just two months after the carefully orchestrated 
terrorist attacks using airliners in nearby Manhattan and Washington, DC, 
the initial fear was continuation of the current war. Lack of residual 
evidence left by explosives has reduced the suspicion of an attack.
This presentation will analyze data from that crash compared with 
previously published scenarios describing the effects of an attack using 
radio frequency weaponry against a modern fly-by-wire airliner. All data 
available is consistent with a deployed RF weapon situated in Jamaica Bay.
Mr. Pevler has designed, developed, manufactured and maintained some of 
the most sophisticated weapon systems for over 25 years. During the Cold 
War, while the Soviet threat deteriorated, Mr. Pevler analyzed which of 
their weapons systems posed the greatest threat to the US if they 
proliferated into the hands of subversives. Since identifying radio 
frequency weapons as one of the most threatening technologies, he has 
presented several papers on the topic and participated in government 
security improvement efforts including the Vice President's Commission on 
Aviation Safety and Security after the crash of TWA 800.
Before founding Texas Engineering Solutions in 1992, Mr. Pevler worked for 
Texas Instruments, Inc. and EG&G Special Projects, Inc. He holds a BSEE 
from Southern Methodist University, and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi and 
Eta Kappa Nu. He holds a patent for "Method and Apparatus for Detecting 
Radio-Frequency Weapon Use."
Specialized Training includes: HTCIA International High Tech Crime 
Investigators Association; Department Of Justice - Internet Crimes Against 
Children Task Force; FBI Sponsored - SYTEX - Computer Security & Network 
and System Security Exploitation and SEARCH Group "Investigation of Online 
Child Exploitation" 

Adam Haeder
Technical Coordinator, AIM Institute
adamh at omaha.org
(402) 345-5025 x115


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