Workshop on Information Assurance and Security for Research Partners Jan. 30

RIT alumnus and security expert leads session

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The RIT Information Security Office is sponsoring a security workshop on the topic Information Assurance in Research Partner Extra-nets at 11 a.m. on Jan. 30. The program takes place in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Auditorium. The workshop is free and open to faculty, staff and students.

Leading the workshop is Ed Reed, security expert in the design and delivery of distributed network and high assurance solutions. The program will cover protocols to secure and manage multiple industry and academic partners’ networks, specifically for research collaborations. A review of successful high-assurance techniques and their application to distributed networks will be discussed.

Reed, a 1990 computer science graduate, works with Aesec/Gemini Computers on GEMSOS, a best-in-class security operating system able to provide verifiable protection against deliberate malicious network attacks. He was chief architect and director of product management of directory and security products for Novell. While at Novell, Reed was instrumental in the industry adoption of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, commonly called LDAP. This protocol of directories and identity management frameworks is universally used for authentication and authorization of network applications.

For more information, contact Ben Woelk, information security communication and training specialist at