RSA 2011: Cyber War Loving the Cyber BombIEEE Security & Privacy Cyberwar Panel at RSA Conference 2011

RSA 2011 attendees, join IEEE Security & Privacy magazine on February 16 from 8:30–9:40am in Red Room 103 at Moscone Center for our panel on cyberwar!

"Cyber War: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Cyber Bomb" is moderated by best-selling author Gary McGraw. Panelists include Dorothy Denning of the Naval Postgraduate School, Greg Hoglund of HB Gary, Anup Ghosh of Invincea, and Thomas Herlea of Verizon.

Cyberwar is a controversial subject, with some experts arguing that the whole idea is overhyped and others arguing that it is underappreciated. Who is right? This distinguished panel of experts, assembled by IEEE Security & Privacy magazine, will discuss cyberwar. Where do these ideas come from? What do they mean to information security and risk management professionals? Come and find out!



Gary McGraw

Gary McGrawGary McGraw is the CTO of software security firm Cigital. He is a world authority on software security and the author of best selling books, including Java Security, Software Security, and Exploiting Online Games. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, authors a column for informIT, and produces the Silver Bullet Security Podcast for IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.



Dorothy Denning

Dorothy DenningDorothy Denning is Distinguished Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Her research is in the area of conflict and cyberspace. She wrote Information Warfare and Security and has served as President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. She has received numerous awards, including the Harold F. Tipton Award and the National Computer Systems Security Award. She is a Fellow of the ACM and (ISC)2, and was a featured security innovator in Time magazine.

Anup Ghosh

Anup GhoshAnup K. Ghosh is founder and chief scientist of Invincea, a security software start-up developing next generation browser security products. Ghosh also holds a position as research professor at George Mason University in the Center for Secure Information Systems. Ghosh was previously a Program Manager in the Advanced Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he managed an extensive portfolio of information assurance and information operations programs.

Thomas Herlea

Thomas HerleaThomas Herlea grew up in Romania during the final years of the communist dictatorship, where he learned how people can bypass restrictions to get what they need. He is a fan of hard Science Fiction and human space exploration and has also kept an eye on public ideas for future war technologies. He has defended and attacked both standalone and Internet software. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Since 2000 he has worked in Belgium, doing computer security research on mobile software agents at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and currently is employed by the Threat & Vulnerability Consulting Services of Verizon Business.

Greg Hoglund

Greg HoglundGreg Hoglund is a pioneer in the area of software security and CEO of HBGary. After writing one of the first network vulnerability scanners, he created and documented the first Windows NT-based rootkit (founding in the process). Greg co-founded Cenzic and is co-author of best selling books Exploiting Online Games, Rootkits, and Exploiting Software.


Videos from the conference.

Anup Ghosh, Invincea

Paul Kocher and Gary McGraw

Paul Kocher