We are a group of seasoned Information Technology Security Professional's located in and around Indianapolis, IN, the Crossroads of America. We are committed to knowledge sharing, consulting, educating, and improving information security within the Central Indiana region.
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Speaker: Dr. Eugene H. Spafford, Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA
Abstract: Truth and Consequences
Our systems are under constant attack, and too often we facilitate those attacks by providing information that aids the attackers. Sometimes this is inadvertent. Sometimes this is explicit. Unless we practice with attack tools we may not even be aware of the amounts of information we are providing to attackers. What if we don’t give our so much information…or, rather, give out false information? How can we use deception and misdirection to help secure our systems?
In this talk I will present some of results of my research group investigating uses of different forms of deceit in a computing environment. We have developed a classification of various forms of automated deception techniques, and are investigating their utility. I’ll present some of our research results, the taxonomy, and some observations on the role of truth (and untruth) in protection of computing systems. My intent is to show that there is, indeed, security through obscurity.
Eugene H. Spafford is a professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. He has been working in computing as a student, researcher, consultant and professor for over 30 years. Some of his work is at the foundation of current security practice, including intrusion detection, firewalls, and whitelisting. His most recent work has been in cyber security policy, forensics, and future threats. Professor Spafford is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, (ISC)2, a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, and a member of the Cyber Security Hall of Fame -- the only person to ever hold all these distinctions. In 2012 he was named as one of Purdue's inaugural Morrill Professors -- the university's highest award for the combination of scholarship, teaching, and service. Among many other activities he is the immediate past-chair of the Public Policy Council of ACM (USACM), and is editor-in-chief of the journal Computers & Security.
Dinner Sponsorship: Debbie Long at Wisegate
5:30 - 6:00 --> Networking and Food
6:00 - 7:30 --> Central Indiana ISSA Introduction and Meeting Speaker