ShadowCon October 1999: Preliminary Announcement and Call for Proposals

ShadowCon Oct 26 – 27 1999
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Va


Please mark your calendars for this DoD sponsored Intrusion
Detection and Information Assurance conference and workshop. There
will be no charge for attendees, but even though it is free we will
make sure it is a high-value two days. Please pass this one to
people who would be interested.

Oct 26 will be a vendor show and high quality talks by experts
in the field. If you are interested in presenting, please send
email to: shadow@nswc.navy.mil

On Oct 27 we will have a workshop from 0800 – 1600. It is
entitled “Where’s the depth?”. This will explore the “last mile”
problem in implementing a defense in depth strategy focusing on
issues related to instrumenting and protecting desktop computer
systems. Once an attacker is inside a facility either by
circumventing a firewall, using insider access, or exploiting a
backdoor there is little chance they will be stopped or even
detected. There are a number of approaches including personal
firewalls and host based intrusion detection systems. Even so, we
have a long way to go before our desktops are truly a sensor
network, or before we can actually protect these systems. Workshop
topics will be divided between pragmatic and research solutions and
challenges. The workshop is invitation only. There will be a
limited number of observer seats for funding agencies, but this is
primarily for active participants. If you wish to particpate send a
proposal describing what you can bring to the table to

There may also be a workshop for issues facing Information
System Security Managers.

Hope to see you there!

The Shadow Team


Ken Williams

Packet Storm Security                 http://packetstorm.genocide2600.com/
Trinux: Linux Security Toolkit http://www.trinux.org/ ftp://ftp.trinux.org
PGP DH/DSS/RSA Public Keys     http://packetstorm.genocide2600.com/pgpkey/
E.H.A.P. VP & Head of Operations http://www.ehap.org/   tattooman@ehap.org
NCSU Computer Science      http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/  jkwilli2@csc.ncsu.edu

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