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International Cryptography Institute 2001 announced by ISSE Center
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 04:01:00 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded by: B.K. DeLong <isse-press () nipli org>

For Immediate Release


B.K. DeLong
isse-press () nipli org


Speakers include PGP creator Phil Zimmermann and the inventor of
Public Key cryptography Whitfield "Whit" Diffie.

Washington, D.C. -- 26 September 2001 -- The National Intellectual
Property Law Institute (NIPLI) and its Information System Security &
Education (ISSE) Center today announced the International Cryptography
Institute 2001 conference, the annual event and forum to educate
corporate leaders on the benefits and developments in cryptography.
ICI 2001 will be held at the Four Seasons Georgetown Hotel in
Washington, D.C., 29 through 30 November, 2001.

The focus of this year's International Cryptography Institute
conference will be global challenges, trends, and best practices in
cryptography. The faculty will address cryptographic threats that
confront the information protection requirements of corporations, the
national security, protecting the critical information infrastructure,
and law enforcement.

"Information security is extremely important when it comes to
intellectual property in the corporate and research world," said Bill
Tafoya, Conference Chair, Dean & Director of the ISSE Center. "Our
goal is to provide attendees with the most thorough information we can
about cryptography and cryptographic technologies."

The speakers for this year's International Cryptography Institute include:

-- Dorothy E. Denning, Director, Georgetown Institute for 
   Information Assurance, Georgetown University.

-- Whitfield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems 
   Labs and one of the primary inventors of Public Key cryptography.

-- David Kahn, Cryptography Historian and the author of several 
   books on cryptography including "The Codebreakers".

-- Mudge, Chief Scientist & Vice President, Research & Development 
   for @stake.

-- Bruce Sterling, author of "Hacker Crackdown".

-- Marcus Ranum, President and CEO, NFR Security.

-- Phil Zimmermann, Creator of PGP and Chief Cryptographer 
   Consultant, Hush Communications.

The format consists of plenary sessions as well as two simultaneous
tracks.  Track I has been designed for chief executive officers. Track
II is more technically oriented. Topics to be addressed include:
History of Cryptography, What Executives Need to Know About
Cryptography, PKI Escrow, Disparate Data Analysis, Computer
Vulnerabilities, Firewalls, PGP, the Orange Book, AES, RISKS, and

"In 1991 I wrote the book 'Hacker Crackdown'. Cops told me then, ten
years ago, that nothing really important would happen in computer
security until there was some catastrophe," said author Bruce
Sterling.  "Now there's been one.  The maturity and good sense of that
little security community will be tested now as it has never been
tested before.  Right here, right now, this is really important, and
I'm very, very interested."

To register for ICI 2001, visit the Web site at 

Direct any conference-related questions to ici2001 () nipli org 

For press registration, visit the registration section of the Web site
or contact B.K. DeLong at +1.617.877.3271 or via email at:
isse-press () nipli org 


The mission of the Information System Security & Education (ISSE)
Center is to advance the study of and promulgate best practices within
the information security community. ISSE sponsors conferences,
symposia, colloquia, and work groups in order to contribute to a
broader understanding of industry practices and offers services
including empirical research, statistical and trend analysis as well
as long-range planning services. More information is available at


The National Intellectual Property Law Institute is a not-for-profit,
Washington D.C.-based think tank that serves as a research, resource
and education center for advanced thinkers in business, industry,
government, law, academia and the judiciary. NIPLI, (headed by James
P. Chandler, Emeritus Professor of law from the National Law Center at
George Washington University), researches and analyzes developments in
significant areas of intellectual property including patents,
trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and international intellectual
property transactions. For more information, visit the NIPLI Web site
at http://www.nipli.org/


B.K. DeLong
Press Coordinator
Information System Security
& Education Center
isse-press () nipli org


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