Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 27 No. 14 (December 6, 2004)

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Spafford to Present "Grand Challenges in Trustworthy Computing"

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) invites the Law School community to a satellite viewing of a talk by Professor Eugene H. Spafford, "Grand Challenges in Trustworthy Computing," from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (room 335). Spafford, a professor of computer sciences and computer engineering at Purdue University, is one of the most recognized leaders in the field of computing. Spafford will survey recent trends, advances, and challenges in making information systems more secure, increasing confidence in stored data, and protecting the privacy of personal information. He will explain why advances against these challenges are unlikely to provide long-term improvements in the security of our cyber-infrastructure. This talk will be originating from the Lilly Auditorium on the campus of IUPUI and will be viewed at the Law School by streaming video. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to the talk. Drinks and dessert items will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.

Spafford has an ongoing record of accomplishment as a senior advisor and consultant on issues of security, cybercrime, and policy to numerous major companies, law enforcement organizations, and government agencies, including Microsoft, Intel, Unisys, the U.S. Air Force, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Energy. At Purdue, Spafford is the executive director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Spafford and his students are credited with a number of security "firsts," including the first open security scanner, the first widely-available intrusion detection tool, the first integrity-based control tool, the first multistage firewall, the first formal bounds on intrusion detection, the first reference model of firewalls, and some of the first work in vulnerability classification databases. Much of the current security product industry can therefore be viewed as based, in part, on his past research. His current research focuses on issues of public policy and information security, architecture and construction of highly-secure systems, and cyberforensic technologies. Spafford is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2000 NIST/NCSC National Computer Systems Security Award, which is generally regarded as the field's most significant honor in information security research. He is a member of the FBI's Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory program and of several corporate boards of advisors. More information about Spafford can be found at

This presentation is part of the CACR Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Information Technology. More information about the CACR Speaker Series can be found at


Professor Hannah Buxbaum has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship, a one-year fellowship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support a research project carried out in Germany.

Professor Leandra Lederman is the recipient of the NYU Law Alumni Association Legal Teaching Award.

Professor Jeff Stake will be teaching Law and Economics at the Universit‚ Panth‚on-Assas (Paris II) during the next two weeks.


Scheduling Events

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