Conference: August 6 - 9, 2002
The Peter Kiewit Institute
Scott Conference Center
Omaha, NE USA
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  • Elias Levy, Cofounder and Chief Technical Officer,
  • Elias Levy is chief technology officer and a co-founder of SecurityFocus, responsible for overall site operations. Mr. Levy is a well respected and sought after computer security spokesperson and visionary. He has been in countless publications, television, and radio shows with the press. Elias has hands-on, insider and an analyst's expertise in the security business. He learned security working for several large US corporations as a security administrator and as a consultant. He also has insider experience from his working with the security community as the former moderator and keeper of the Bugtraq vulnerability database and mailing list. Elias' seven years of experience with Bugtraq, first as a contributor and then as the moderator, gave him a daily pulse on the strengths and weaknesses in Information Security.

    Last year Elias Levy was chosen as one of Network Computing's "10 Most Important People of the Decade." The much respected publication noted that "Levy has helped educate hundreds of thousands of system administrators, network engineers and developers across the planet, while miraculously remaining free from vendor and political bias."

  • Rob Rosenberger, Editor,
  • Mr. Rob Rosenberger edits as a full-time job and writes as a columnist. He is one of the "original" virus experts from the 1980s, and the first to focus on virus hysteria. Red Herring magazine describes him as "one of the most visible and cursed critics in computer security" today, and PC World magazine says he "is merciless with self-appointed virus experts and the credulous publication that quote them." Rosenberger was one of only a dozen industry experts invited to the White House's first-ever antivirus summit meetings.

    Rosenberger's credentials include a critically acclaimed 1988 treatise on computer virus myths which appeared in over 230 books & publications around the world in four official translations. [Plus at least two unauthorized translations: Hebrew & Arabic versions surfaced during "Operation Desert Storm."] U.S. Defense Department point papers cite Rosenberger's treatise on virus myths as a bibliographic source.

  • Joel Scambray is co-author of Hacking Exposed
  • the international best-selling Internet security book that reached its Third Edition in October 2001. He is also lead author of Hacking Exposed Windows 2000, the definitive analysis of Microsoft's flagship product security. Joel's past publications have included his co-founding role at InfoWorld's Security Watch column, and inaugural author of Microsoft's TechNet Ask Us About...Security forum.

    Joel's writing draws primarily on his years of experience as an IT security consultant for clients ranging from members of the Fortune 50 to newly minted startups, where he has gained extensive, field-tested knowledge of information system security. Joel's consulting background also encompasses an unparalleled record of successfully managed projects (including several multiyear, multinational engagements), development and leadership of a Product Security Review service line accounting for substantial annual revenues, and ongoing thought leadership in the design and analysis of security architectures. He has participated in many network and product security reviews contracted by Microsoft Corp., including audits of ISA Server and the .NET Framework. Joel also maintains his own test laboratory, where he continues to research the frontiers of information system security.

    Joel speaks widely on Windows 2000 security for organizations including The Computer Security Institute and many large corporations, and he also maintains and teaches Foundstone's Ultimate Hacking: Windows hands-on training course.

    He is currently Managing Principal with Foundstone Inc., and previously held positions as a Manager for Ernst & Young, Senior Test Center Analyst for InfoWorld, and Director of IT for a major commercial real estate firm. Joel's academic background includes advanced degrees from the University of California at Davis and Los Angeles (UCLA), and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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