US DIGITAL SECURITY VISIONARY ON SPECIAL UK POND HOP Monday 28 January 2002 PDF Print 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 URL: www.atstake.com Contact: Matthew Ward Tel: 01753 448 875 email: email@example.com Mike O'Connell Tel: 01753 448 881 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 digital security. Over the last 25 years, he has researched, developed, and instructed on the use of technology in medical computing, distributed systems management, and 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 authority. 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 people. @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: http://www.atstake.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.