Following on the success of last fall's seminars, the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute has brought together for spring 2002 a number of leaders in the field to discuss some of the most interesting topics in the rapidly growing information security field.
The series opened Feb. 7 when Paul B. Schneck, vice president and chief technology officer of Veridian, led a seminar titled "Persistent Access Control." The additional scheduled events are as follows:
"A Research Agenda for the New Computing: Preventing Terrorism, Strengthening Communities, Reducing Inequities," with Ben Shneiderman, founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory and professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park; 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 3 Shaffer Hall, Homewood campus.
"Tending the Garden of Civilization: What Kind of Digital World Do You Want?" with John Perry Barlow, co-founder and vice chairman of Electronic Frontier Foundation; noon, Thursday, March 7, 101 Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, Homewood campus.
"Perspectives on Personal Identity Privacy and Security," an APL-ISI collaboration (speakers TBA), with two sessions: "A Background and History on Privacy and Security" and "Business and Government Perspectives on Current and Anticipated Uses of Identification Technologies"; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, Parsons Auditorium, Building 1, Applied Physics Laboratory.
"Issues in Secure Electronic Voting," with Moti Yung, vice president and chief scientist, CertCo, Columbia University; 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 4, 3 Shaffer Hall, Homewood campus.
"Alternative Futures: Personal Identity Policies to Balance Security and Privacy," an APL-ISI collaboration (speakers TBA), with two sessions: "Alternative Concepts for Balancing Personal Identification Privacy" and "Security and Alternative Futures: Towards a National Consensus for Privacy and Security"; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, Parsons Auditorium, Building 1, Applied Physics Laboratory.
For more information, go to www.jhuisi.jhu.edu/Activs/isi_act_seminars. html.