Security pros to share secrets at UNC Charlotte
As information technology has advanced, it has increasingly become the key to efficient business communication. The spread of such technologies - and the consequent reliance on it - requires a commitment to understand and minimize the threats that could compromise the facility, privacy and integrity of network data.
Leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of information security will delve into these issues and discuss solutions during the Fall Computer Security Symposium at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Secret Service agent Tony Marino and Sun Microsystems Chief Security Officer Whitfield Diffie are among those sharing their expertise during the October 13th program in the Cone Center's McKnight Hall. Attending cyber security professionals, including business continuity professionals, IT managers, software developers, systems administrators, information security professionals and policy makers will have the opportunity to question the experts. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with sessions running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Other top cyber security leaders to present will be:
- Kent Blossom, Director of Safety and Security Services, IBM
- Al Decker, Director, Security and Privacy Services, EDS
- Tom Fisher, CIO, Qualcomm
- Brad Ipema, Attorney, Wachovia Bank
- Kevin Kealy, Security Scientist, AT&T
- Wynn Mabry, Director, Homeland Security, Mecklenburg County
- Joan Myers, President, North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association
- Ed Paradise, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Wireless Group, Cisco
- Rebecca Whitener, Director, Privacy Services, EDS
- James A. Whittaker, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology
The symposium's sponsors include:
UNC Charlotte's College of Information Technology and the university's Charlotte Research Institute, which draw on their extensive research and educational programs in computer security. The College of IT's program was recently redesignated by the U.S. National Security Agency as a
Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
In addition to UNC Charlotte, sponsors include the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association, the Information Technology Council of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and InfraGard.
For details & registration on this year's symposium, please visit
To compliment the 2004 Cyber Security Symposium, on Wednesday, October 13th, there will also be a radio broadcast. "Charlotte Talks", a production of WFAE FM 90.7 will host Whitfield Diffie (Sun Microsystems Chief Security Officier), Rebecca Whitener (Director of Privacy for EDS) and Tony Marino (Special Agent for the Secret Service) to address certain questions regarding Identity Theft.
You can listen via the radio or the Internet at FM 90.7.