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The Inside Story discusses the numerous serious security issues that have affected Java this year with software-security expert Gary McGraw.
Gary serves as chief technology officer at Cigital Inc., a major software-security consultancy. He is the author of eight best-selling books on software security and more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
His research interests include software security; software exploits; online game security; mobile-code security, especially involving Java and .NET; and malicious code and the technologies that can counter it.
David Kasik is a computer graphics expert who is a senior technical fellow in visualization and interactive techniques with Boeing. His research explores new ways to visualize large amounts of geometric and nongeometric data.
Kasik has been involved with computer graphics since 1969, via work in a scientific laboratory, an automotive business, and an aerospace company. This has given him a different perspective on the technology than that found in the arts and entertainment industries, which so heavily influence the field today.
He has written on the history of computer-graphics advances and where the technology is headed today. He says the field is currently at an innovation plateau but is ready for the next wave of innovation.