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Stevens' Professor Manu Malek keynotes SECRYPT 2006

Expert to detail 'IT Security Forensics: Promises and Shortcomings'

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, N.J. -- Professor Manu Malek of Stevens Institute of Technology, a globally renowned expert in cyber security and related issues, will deliver the keynote address at the SECRYPT 2006 International Conference on Security and Cryptography in Setubal, Portugal, August 7, 2006.

"Organizations increasingly rely on computing and intelligent networking infrastructures as keystones to their operations," says Malek. "Although the use of this technology provides many advantages, the Internet poses a unique set of vulnerabilities. Security attacks, such as worm and virus attacks, identity theft, and espionage, are examples of threats encountered daily by various institutions worldwide."

Against this backdrop, says Malek, it is clear that security is one of the most important IT concerns today. "Security forensics is a discipline to identify the attackers and document their activity with sufficient reliability to justify appropriate technical, business, and legal responses," he says. "The discipline involves identification, preservation and analysis of evidence of security attacks. Forensic activity takes place in a complex legal and social context which must be understood to fully appreciate its power and value."

Malek's talk provides an overview of security forensics and addresses some of the technological and legal issues involved. A brief overview of a particular forensics activity will be presented as an example.

Manu Malek is Industry Professor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in CyberSecurity Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Stevens in October 2001, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, practicing, and research in telecommunication and computer networks. He has held various academic positions in the US and overseas, as well as technical management positions with Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies) and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, and the author or co-author of over fifty published technical papers and numerous internal technical reports in the areas of communication networks, network operations and management, and computer communications.

Malek is a fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Network and Systems Management. He earned his doctorate in EE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley.


About Stevens Institute of Technology
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