The Internet is growing up. It is no longer a small town where people leave their doors open for neighbors -- it has become a large, dangerous city where people worry heavily about security. In recent years, attacks against the security of systems on the Internet have evolved from fairly obvious assaults against poorly defended sites into sophisticated assaults such as SYN attacks which exploit flaws in the design of the TCP/IP protocol suite. In his talk, Mr. Metzger will discuss the evolution of the threats faced by systems connected to the Internet, and what systems professionals and operating system vendors can do to help defend their systems against these attacks.
Perry E. Metzger is the President of Piermont Information Systems Inc., a consulting firm specializing in communications and computer systems security. He has worked for, or consulted to, the New York financial community for most of the last decade. He has been strongly involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force's security area for some time, and is the author of several security related RFCs. He is also the co-chair of the IETF's Simple Public Key Infrastructure working group, the chair of the IETF's SSH protocol working group, and a member of the IAHC.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!