Computer Security and Information Assurance
- Tech Talk Guest: Dr. Ron Ross
- Senior Computer Scientist and Information Security Researcher, Computer Security Division (CSD), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a joint NIST and NSA project.
- Current areas of specialization include security testing and evaluation, security metrics, and information assurance.
- NIST Computer Security Division (CSD) Research Areas
- Cryptographic Standards and Applications
- Security Testing
- Security Research/Emerging Technologies
- Security Management and Guidance
- Outreach, Awareness, and Education
- NIAP Continuity of IT Operations Conference
- Conference Date: April 5th
- Conference Location: NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
- Keynote: Newt Gingrich
- Topics will include
- Lessons learned from 9/11 attacks
- Crucial need for Continuity of Operations Planning
- Challenges facing Federal agencies
- Familiarization with tools and resources
- A loss of innocence
- From backyard garage to boardroom
- Walter Hewlett sues over HP strong arm tactics
Web Radio’s Last Stand
- Wireless Movement may be resisted by Telcos
- Government action needed
- Make bandwidth sharing explicitly permissible
- Allow the deployment of souped up base stations
- Release additional bandwidth for use by entrepreneurs
Courts Kill Resumption of Napster
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is about to wipe out Internet radio
- Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) , a body of the US Patent Office ruled
- Internet-only radio must pay 14/100 of a cent per son, per listener for every streamed song
- A station with 100 listeners, running 24/7 music would have to pay $2,000/month.
- Much higher than the standard ASCAP and BMI fees
- ASCAP and BMI fees cover the cost of playing the song.
- DMCA fees cover the cost of distribution a digital copy.
- Go to Save Internet Radio to help
Mozilla Is Actually Getting to be Respectable
- On March 25th, 9th Circuit upheld the Federal ruling that ordered Napster to stay offline
- Napster argued that is new system was 99% effective at enforcing copyrights
- Napster is focusing on creating a paid online music service
- Case is A&M Records v. Napster
- Mozilla Organization manages the project Website
- Mozilla 1.0 is close to release (0.9.9 is actually out now, released March 11th)
- Four years in the making.
- AOL bought Netscape in 1998 and began the open source project then.
- You can download it and give it a try. Getting good reviews.
- May become AOLs default browser
- Superior to previous commercial releases of Netscape based on earlier Mozilla builds
- Next Start is April 22nd
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