[H-ANNOUNCE] Fw: AUUG Conference Announcement
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Thu Sep 21 21:01:33 EDT 2006
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Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 00:10:50 +1000
From: Raymond Smith
To: exec at humbug.org.au
Subject: AUUG Conference Announcement
AUUG is holding a conference in Victoria this month. Although it
is fairly late notice, we would really appreciate if you would
pass this note on to HUMBUG
Subject: AUUG 2006
This is the first in a series of previews of AUUG 2006 - The
Conference for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals.
This week we are highlighting keynote speakers Lars Rasmussen of
Google and Peter Gutmann of the University of Auckland.
Lars Rasmussen is a member of Google's technical staff and the lead
engineer of the team that created Google Maps. Lars will discuss the
many pieces of the puzzle comprising Google Maps - in particular, the
pros and cons of AJAX, and delve into some particular technical
challenges that had to be met. Lars will also give a high-level
overview of the challenges involved in working with spatial data:
making it searchable, routable, and browsable.
Peter Gutmann is a self-confessed professional paranoid, who helped
write the popular PGP encryption package, has authored a number of
papers and RFC's on security and encryption, and is the author of the
open source Cryptlib security toolkit.
Peter will talk on the convergence of Internet Security Threats.
Just as the Internet has subsumed all earlier networking technology
(ARPAnet, ATM, BITnet, DECnet, Ethernet, ISDN, JANET, NSFNET, and
many more), so an omnibus Internet security threat is gradually
subsuming all earlier discrete threats (ID theft, phishing, script
kiddies, spam, spyware, trojan horses, viruses). Instead of being
small-scale (if prolific) nuisances perpetrated mostly by script
kiddies, these blended threats are increasingly being created by
professional programmers and managed by international criminal
organisations. The Convergence of Internet Security Threats looks at
the methods and technology behind this blended virus/trojan/spam/
phishing/ID theft/credit card fraud threat, various less-than-
effective attempts to address it via legislation, technology, and
press releases, and some suggestions for potentially effective
legislation and other protective measures.
For more details on AUUG 2006 visit
I look forward to seeing you at AUUG 2006!
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