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First International Conference on Secure Information Systems

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Dennis Ritchie

Mar 31, 1988, 7:00:00 PM3/31/88

The System Security Society of Southern Saskatchewan and the University
of North Saskatechwan, Hoople campus announce the First International
Conference on Secure Information Systems. This conference will feature
a star studded panel of security and system experts from across the
computing spectrum giving boring papers and comparing notes on
security problems and possible solutions for existing and future operating
systems ane networking environments.

Papers that will be given at the conference include:

Richard Brandow, MacMag magazine: Computer Viruses as a form
of social terrorism

Dennis Ritchie, AT&T: Trojan Horses: Security Hole or Debugging Aid?

Richard M. Stallman, Free Software Foundation: Passwords are a
Communist Plot, or Give Me Access to Your Computer, Dammit!

Chuq Von Rospach, Fictional Reality: A Secure USENET, an Exercise
in Futility.

Greg Woods, NOAO: Benign Dictatorships in Anarchic Environments: A
Case Study

Peter Honeyman, University of Michigan: Security Features in
Honey-DanBer UUCP, or Why a Flat Name Space is Good.

John Mashey, MIPS Computers: RISC security risks on Usenet

Peter G. Neumann, SRI: The RISKS Of Risk Discussion, or
Why This Conference Should be Classified.

William Joy, Sun Microsystems: Unix is Your Friend.

Donn Parker, SRI: Breaking Security for Fun and Profit: A Survey

Lauren Weinstein, The Stargate Project: Stargate Encryption;
Turning Free Data into Revenue.

Mark Horton & Rick Adams, The UUNET project: Security Aspects
of Pay for Play on USENET.

C. Edward Brown, National Security Agency: How to get USENET
feeds when you don't exist, A Case Study.

Gordon Moffett, Amdahl Corp.: The USENET anarchist's cookbook;
An alternative to the backbone cabal

John Quarterman, University of Texas: The USENIX social agenda
and national security; A summary of Usenet discussions
from Star Wars to Tar Wars.

Landon C. Noll & Ron Karro, Amdahl Corp.: Public Key Encryption
in Smail3.1; How to send E-mail that the NSA can't read

A. I Gavrilov, KGB, North American Information Bureau: Exporting
American Military Information via Encoded USENET Signatures,
Theory and Practice.

The Conference will be held March 2 through 4, 1989 on the campus of the
University of North Saskatechwan in Hoople, Saskatechwan, Canada. Registration
is $195 until December 1, 1989, $295 afterward. For more information please
contact Professor Peter Schikele, Department of Computer Science, University
of North Saskatechwan, Hoople, Saskatechwan, Canada 1Q5 UI9.

Note: This conference is a rescheduling of the conference originally
scheduled for October, 1988 but cancelled after the United States Department
of Commerce decided that the material was too sensitive to allow
non-American citizens to read (including the material written by the
Canadians on the committee). Because of this, the conference has been moved
to Canada, which doesn't have a complete Freedom of Speech written into it's
constitution, but has better things to do than worry about ways of
circumventing civil rights. Americans having trouble getting their papers
cleared for distribution at the conference should contact Professor Shikele
about setting up a direct uucp link for the troff source.

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