Palo Alto Colloquia
October 30, 2014
MISTAKES AND OVERSIGHTS IN THE INTERNET
Mr. Greg Edwards
The Internet, as of 29 October, is now 45 years old. On that day the first two nodes were connected. A few more computers have been added since then. The Internet isn’t an Edsel, but it is showing its age and there are some design features that may have seemed useful or innocuous in the beginning that now cause problems.
In this talk we will look at various Internet, computer, programming, and world wide web (www) features that now cause regrets due to the fact that they are leading to more difficult/expensive development, slower operation, and security problems (viruses/worms, SPAM, trolls, etc.) We will also look into why these issues haven’t or can’t be solved.
Mr. Edwards retired from full time work in computer security in 2011. A week after retiring he was awarded the Lockheed Martin Center for Cyber Security Innovations 2011 Cyber Security Individual Excellence Award. He now teaches computer/network/wireless security part time for the Silicon Valley ISACA, ISSA and elsewhere. He has a B.S. in physics from the University of California, Davis. He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), certification in InfoSec Assessment Methodology (IAM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In addition, he has held the Global Information Assurance Certification in Incident Handling (GCIH) and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP).
Note, the following are TENTATIVE ONLY. When the time is closer, I will send out announcements
And information will be posted on the colloquium website(s).
Nov. 6 – Mr. Ken Lum: The Evolution of the Reflector Telescope
Nov. 13 – Ms. Jennifer Gerlach, Valley Christian Schools: EDUCATE TO INNOVATE: CREATING INNOVATIVE THINKERS THROUGH SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION
Nov. 20 – Mr. Greg Edwards. PRIVACY AND BIG DATA
Nov. 27 – NO COLLOQUIUM, Thanksgiving
Dec. 4 – Dr. Gary Bush, LM/STAR Labs: The Latest on High Speed Rail (Again!!)
Dec. 11 – NO COLLOQUIUM
Dec. 18 – NO COLLOQUIUM
Dec. 25 – NO COLLOQUIUM, Christmas
Jan. 1 – NO COLLOQUIUM, New Years
Jan. 8 – TBD
Jan. 15 – Dr. Michael D. Lepech, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University: Synthetic Biology
Jan. 22 – Dr. Marco Pavone, Stanford University, Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory: Unconventional Robotics
Jan. 29 – Dr. James Lienkaemper, USGS: Seismic Hazard: Creep on Bay Area Faults
Feb. 5 – Mr. Tom Stephany. Solar Eclipse Chasing and Astronomical Tourism
Feb. 12 – Dr. Brad Aagaard, US Geological Survey. Assessing Ground Shaking for the 2014 M6.0 South Napa Earthquake
Feb. 19 – TBD
Feb. 26 – Dr. Blake Simmons, VP at the Joint BioEnergy Institute: Bioenergy Technology
If you have any comments or suggestions for speakers, please call Dr. Gary Bush at (650) 424-2267 or Dr. Stuart McHugh at (650) 424-2561.
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