[ISN] Annual Computer Security Conference reminder

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Tue Nov 16 08:34:34 EST 2004

Forwarded from: ACSAC Announcement List <announce-admin at acsac.org>

Just to remind you that the 20th Annual Computer Security Applications 
Conference (ACSAC) in Tucson, AZ, is three weeks away and that:

    * The last day to pay the discounted Conference fee is 17 November 2004
    * The last day for getting a room at the Conference hotel (see below) is 17 November 2004
    * The Advance Program is available at our web site http://www.acsac.org

The conference for our 20th year will be held in Tucson, Arizona, USA,
at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort from 6-10
December 2004.  The Resort provides a comfortable setting - both
indoors and outdoors - for meeting and discussing issues, lessons
learned, and possible solutions with presenters, authors, tutorial
instructors, and other Conference attendees.

You can register for the conference at our web site
<http://www.acsac.org/>http://www.acsac.org.  However, you must either
telephone or mail your request for a room at the Resort at the
Conference rate. Note that there is only a limited number of rooms
available at the prevailing Federal Government per diem lodging rate
(currently $76.00 per night) plus taxes. The telephone number and
address are also at our web site: Once there, click "General
Information" and then "Hotel Reservations."

This year, the Conference will be providing 6 full-day, pre-conference 
tutorials for information security novices as well as experienced veterans:

   Monday, 6 December:
   - Information System Security Basics
   - Security Risk Assessment Techniques
   - Exploring IEEE 802.11i and Providing Secure Mobility

   Tuesday, 7 December:
   - Security Policy Modeling
   - The Worm and Virus Threats
   - Acquisition and Analysis of Large Scale Network Data.

This year, the Conference will also be hosting two free, pre-conference 
- Monday, 6 December: Workshop on Security Awareness Programs
- Tuesday, 7 December: Workshop on Trusted Computing

We are pleased to have Steven B. Lipner, Director of Security
Engineering Strategy at Microsoft Corporation, as our 2004
Distinguished Practitioner, and Rebecca Mercuri, a recognized expert
and researcher in the field of electronic voting from the Radcliffe
Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University, as our 2004 Invited
Essayist. We're sure that their plenary presentations on Wednesday and
Thursday morning, respectively, will be of interest to attendees and
no doubt inspire discussion during the Conference luncheons and the
Thursday evening Conference Dinner.

The ACSAC-20 Program (8 - 10 December) will include presentations of
35 refereed papers, a Classic Papers Session that revisits past issues
that seem to persist today - "A1 is the Answer: What Was the
Question?" and "A Look Back at Security Problems in the TCP/IP
Protocol Suite," 16 Case Studies, 2 panels, and 1 debate.

Be sure to check out our web site for details not only about the 
presentations, workshops, and tutorials but also about the Resort and early 
Conference and Resort registration discounts.


You can help ACSAC reach people who might benefit from this information. 
Feel free to forward this message with a personal note to your friends and 
colleagues. They can sign up at the above URL.

ACSAC is sponsored by Applied Computer Security Associates, a 
not-for-profit all-volunteer Maryland corporation. Our postal address is 
2906 Covington Road, Silver Spring, MD  20910-1206.

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