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Press Release | Oct. 1, 1999

Speakers Announced For The 22nd Annual National Information Systems Security Conference

Information systems security leaders from private industry, academia, and the government top the list of speakers for this year's National Information Systems Security Conference, to be held October 18-21, 1999 at the Crystal City, Virginia, Hyatt Regency. Exemplifying the spirit of partnership within the community, these speakers will address a broad range of topics, from theory to practical applications, including applying information security principles to the gaming industry.

The Opening Plenary on October 18 will feature Mr. Charles Stuckey, Chairman of the Board and CEO, RSA Security Inc., and the Honorable Arthur L. Money, Senior Civilian Official, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence). Mr. Stuckey, who has more than 20 years experience in high technology sales and marketing, has overseen substantial growth at RSA Security, with a doubling of business in each of the past three years. With more than 33 years of management and engineering experience in the defense electronics and intelligence arena, Mr. Money has a unique perspective on the information systems security field.

Also at the Opening Plenary, Dr. Dorothy Denning will accept the 1999 National Computer Systems Security Award. Dr. Denning will be recognized both for developing the concept of real-time anomaly detection in computer systems, and her extensive research in the information security and networking fields. Some of Dr. Denning's research topics include information warfare and assurance, encryption policy and technology, and the impact of computer networks on society. Dr. Denning is a computer science professor and member of the advisory board of the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University.

The role of the Internet in contributing to crime against the gaming industry will be the topic of the October 20 banquet address by Mr. Jeffrey Jonas, President of Systems Research and Development. Mr. Jonas will provide examples of the sophisticated scams and collusion-based relationships that have developed through modern communications capabilities. Mr. Jonas founded the consulting firm Systems Research and Development in 1984 to serve the gaming, hospitality, and consumer credit industries.

The National Information Systems Security Conference provides a unique international forum that addresses today's hottest information systems security issues. The Conference attracts more than 2,000 participants from companies, government agencies, and university research centers from across the country and around the world.

For additional information about this Conference, call 410-850-0272, or visit the Conference web site at