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Date: Thursday 31 January 2002
Subject: One-to-one meeting with Dr Daniel Geer,
chief technology officer, @stake
president, USENIX - the Advanced Computing Systems Association
Location: Durrants Hotel,
George Street, London W1H 5BJ
Contact: Matthew Ward
Tel: 01753 448 875 email:
Mike O'Connell
Tel: 01753 448 881 email:

Expert in cutting-edge digital security protocols and network solutions, Dr
Daniel Geer, chief technology officer, @stake is on a visit to the UK on
Thursday 31 January 2002. Geer is a genuine big-hitter in the digital
security industry in the US and has been called to testify before the House
Science Committee and Sub Committee on technology public policy in the age
of electronic commerce. He visits the UK to brief a select group of senior
executives with responsibility for managing technology risks to celebrate
the launch of @stake's new European headquarters.

Geer is eager to discuss with you the issues tackled in his speech about
understanding the business implications of risk and security in the real
world. In particular, he is keen to talk through the challenges of
preparing an organisation to respond to security disruptions in ways that
support business continuity. Alternatively, Geer is happy to talk
generally about security concerns for the coming year, such as security and
law, wireless security and the growth in security insurance auditing, or
just chat about the day's breaking security stories.

Geer speaks and publishes regularly on a range of issues in digital
security. His November 1998 speech, "Risk Management is Where the Money
Is," has been widely quoted, warranting both reprint as a special issue of
the RISKS Digest and prompting editorial comment in Wired Magazine. With
Avi Rubin of ATT Research and Marcus Ranum of Network Flight Recorder, he
is co-author of The Web Security Sourcebook.

About Dr. Daniel Geer:
Dr. Daniel Geer oversees the strategy and direction of @stake's approach to
security. Over the last 25 years, he has researched, developed, and
instructed on
the use of technology in medical computing, distributed systems management,
digital security. Geer has an extensive background in medical computing,
culminating in a systems manager role for the Health Sciences Computer
Facility at
Harvard University. He went on to manage systems development for MIT's
Project Athena, the first large distributed computing plant. Project Athena
introduced much of the general organisation of enterprise computing we now
take for granted, including the X Window System and Kerberos.

In the private sector, Geer served as a director of engineering at Open
Market, Inc. and as chief scientist and vice president of OpenVision
Technologies (now Veritas). Prior to joining @stake, he was vice president
and senior strategist at CertCo, the leading on-line risk assurance

He holds a Sc.D. in biostatistics from the Harvard University School of
Public Health as well as an S.B. in electrical engineering and computer
science from MIT. He presently serves as president of USENIX, the advanced
computing systems association.

About @stake:
@stake works where business and technology intersect, because that is where
security is most powerful. The firm integrates technical and business
expertise to build security solutions that look beyond the network to the
security of applications and data, and future business goals.

@stake couples vertical industry expertise in three areas-- financial
services, communication service providers and e-markets-- with pioneering
research, to design and build strategic security solutions that enable the
electronic business initiatives of its Global 2000 clients. Amidst other
providers for whom security services are a way to sell products or drive
the sale of broader service offerings, @stake stands out with its dedicated
focus on security consulting services and the unmatched calibre of its

@stake security consultants and research scientists built their expertise
at premier organisations including the L0pht, Cerberus Information
Security, DERA, the National Security Agency, Axent, BBN, Deloitte &
Touche, Open Market and RSA. @stake matches its unparalleled security
talent with equally strong vertical industry and business expertise drawn
from Sapient, Cambridge Technology Partners, Arthur Andersen, Fleet,
Fidelity, Exodus, Nortel and Interpath. For further information go to:

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