• Security SIG: Spamming Thursday, October 28, 2004 - 06:45PM to 09:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd., RM H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Software Architecture and Platform

Security SIG: Spamming



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Security SIG



    David H. Crocker, Brandenburg InternetWorking

    Melinda Shore Laponis, Cooley Godward LLP




    Please note our earlier start time! We will begin networking at 6:30 pm and then begin our presentations at 6:45 pm to accommodate an excellent line up of informative speakers.


    Spamming the Anti-Spam Solution Space

    Spammers have global-scale distributed operations that should be the envy of every IT department. It is difficult to imagine a more worthy opponent. The designers and operators of spamming services have proven to be intelligent, organized, aggressive, adaptable and vastly more successful than the the community attempting to counteract them. Efforts to develop organized anti-spamming solutions are highly diverse, fragmented and simplistic with respect to functionality, operations, administration. Worse, they often cannot deliver what they promise, but are likely to break core messaging functionality. This presentation will explore the problem space and the frustrating solution space of this very real threat to the utility of the Internet.


    David H. Crocker, Brandenburg InternetWorking

    David H. Crocker is a with Brandenburg InternetWorking. He develops network-based applications businesses and designs system architectures for them. Over the past 30 years he has worked in the ARPANet research community, led product development efforts, and founded several startups, serving as CEO for one. Dave created and operated two national email services, designed two others, and was CEO of a community non-profit ISP. His product, service and standards efforts cover knowledge management, email, instant messaging, facsimile and EDI, as well as Internet security, ecommerce, domain name service, emergency services, and even some TCP and IP enhancements. He has authored more than 45 IETF Requests For Comments. Dave served as an Area Director for the Internet Engineering Task Force, variously overseeing network management, middleware and the IETF standards process. While at Digital Equipment Corporation, Dave initiated an internally funded project for open enhancement of the then-problematic BIND software used by DNS servers; this evolved into the current ISC project. Dave is a co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Internet award for his work on email.


    SPAM and the law

    How are new federal regulations affecting unsolicited commercial email? What's considered illegal Spam and what's not? What future regulations might affect us?


    Melinda Shore Laponis, Cooley Godward LLP

    Melinda Shore Laponis is an in the Technology Transactions group at Cooley Godward LLP in Palo Alto. Ms. Laponis' practice focuses on technology based transactions and intellectual property counseling for high technology companies. Ms. Laponis received her J.D. in 2002 from Santa Clara University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude and completed Santa Clara University's High Technology Law Certificate program. While at Santa Clara, Ms. Laponis was the symposium editor for the Computer and High Technology Law Journal. In 1999, Ms. Laponis received a B.A. in Mass Communications with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


    Fortinet Introduction

    Fortinet will give a brief introduction to their company and product line.Fortinet provides an all-in-one security appliance for a stateful firewall, anti-virus protection, intrusion prevention, and virtual private networking.

    Event Logistics



    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA



    6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    6:45 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships

    No registration required