• EB SIG: Security & Encryption Tuesday, April 17, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Software Architecture and Platform

EB SIG: Security & Encryption



  • A panel discussion on how to protect your E-Business


    G. Mack Hicks, Senior VP in Information Protection - Bank of America
    Jonathan Kaplan, Co-founder and CTO - Distributed Trust Management Systems

    Hear the presentation online courtesy of PlayonDemand.


    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (Room is provided courtesy of Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP).

    Second and Mission - security locks the doors at 6; buzz the security officer from the Second Street entrance for admission to the building.)
    Gregory Walton, FBI SF Computer Crimes Squad, Hayward Resident Agency - FBI


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
    (Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of Execustaff)


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    A March 2001 study by CIO Magazine showed that 85% of U.S. businesses and government organizations report computer-related security breaches during the last 12 months. And reports of cyber crime have grown by 36% in 2001, up from 25% in 2000 and 16% in 1999. (http://www.cio.com/forums/security/)

    Vulnerabilities have never been more openly exposed as they are in the Internet economy. If a business gets hit, it is going to pay. Yet many businesses, including some banks and other financial institutions, have inadequate security technology in place.

    So, how do you maintain a secure network from those bent on criminal acts?

    • What are the biggest online security holes currently and what kinds of companies are most at risk?
    • How much at risk are you, the online consumer or business customer?
    • What level of security should you expect from the institutions you entrust with your money and private information?
    • What are the emerging trends in security and encryption?
    • Should you outsource security and encryption work?
    • What are the business opportunities for developers?

    Come hear a panel of experts on computer security discuss these topics and give you some answers.

    Be sure to have your questions ready for our panelists!



    G. Mack Hicks, Senior Vice President in Information Protection, Bank of America

    Mr. Hicks is a Senior Vice President in Information Protection at Bank of America and has responsibilities in public key infrastructure (PKI), information security, and systems architecture. He has over thirty years of technical experience in data processing environments with twenty years in the financial industry. He is a frequent consultant on electronic commerce, information security and systems architecture to Global Treasury Services, Information Protection, and other parts of the global bank. He is implementing PKI for Bank of America's authentication and financial applications.

    Mr. Mack is a Vice Chairman of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) Internet Council and has been a member from its founding. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA., and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He is co-author of "CMS User's Guide" for IBM's VM system published by Prentice Hall.

    Jonathan Kaplan, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Distributed Trust Management Systems

    Mr. Kaplan is a software engineer and security systems architect with expertise in applied cryptography, digital certificates, electronic commerce, risk management and information security. In 2000 he co-founded DTMI to provide solutions for verifying the authenticity of electronic documents and all other forms of digitally encoded information. Mr. Kaplan's accomplishments include the client design and deployment of the first "live" Internet-capable digital cash system for Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to founding DTMI, Mr. Kaplan served as Technical Director of the E-commerce Unit at Pilot Network Systems (NASQ:PILT). He started his career with Digital Equipment Corporation where he held a variety of positions including Principal Software Engineer for the OpenVMS Development Group. Mr. Kaplan holds a BSEE from Cornell University.

    Gregory Walton, FBI SF Computer Crimes Squad, Hayward Resident Agency, http://www.fbi.gov/

    Mr. Walton has worked with the FBI for the past two years investigating violations of federal law and computer-related fraud. He has expertise in networking security, computer intrusion investigations, and system security and exploitation. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Walton worked as an engineering program manager for a research and development company, in addition to working as a US Army officer for 8 years. Mr. Walton holds degrees in engineering, journalism and technology Management.