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April 18, 2005
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Computer Security Expert To Speak At School of Mines
William R. Cheswick, one of the world’s authorities on computer security, will
present a lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the South Dakota School of
Mines and Technology in Rapid City.
The presentation, “My Dad’s Computer, Microsoft, and the future of Internet
Security,” is free and open to the public. It will be held in room 252 of the
Electrical Engineering/Physics Building.
During the lecture, Cheswick will discuss the wretched state of computer
security. The talk rings a special bell to those who spend their weekends
cleaning viruses, worms, and other malicious software off their computers.
Cheswick is chief scientist at Lumeta Corporation who first described a firewall,
although not by that name, in 1990. An internationally acclaimed expert on
security, Cheswick co-wrote the bible for firewall management, “Firewalls and
Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker.”
Cheswick has been invited to speak at technical symposiums across the world,
and InfoWorld magazine recently selected him as a 2004 Technology Innovator
for his breakthrough work in network security.
“This is a chance to hear about the current state of computer security and
prospects for the future from one of the acknowledged experts in the field,” Dr.
Ed Corwin, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science, said. “Anyone who works with computers ought to be interested in this
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