Java Security for Applications and Mobile Code

Gary Roediger

Tuesday September 9th 2003 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, SRC 1450a


Program security is an old topic but always a current subject. Java was designed with security as one of its critical design goals. Since its original release, Java has gone through numerous iterations in its security architecture after being scrutinized over many years by security researchers, academics, security professionals, and having programs exercised in many environments. The result is the security features built into the current Java release J2SE 1.4. This talk will describe how the Java security architecture is implemented and what it takes to write a program using this architecture. The talk will expand on a security talk Gary gave at an IIT security conferenced sponsered by the IEEE and FBI last October.

Speaker Bio

Gary Roediger has a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. Gary is president of Corporate Computer Services Inc (CCS) since 1980. He has worked at Bell Laboratories, Argonne, Fermi Lab and consulted at numerous other companies. He has taught C and systems programming, was one of the first network admins of the Arpanet, holds 9 patents in high speed packet switching, has worked in real time DAQ, developed a video and audio packet switching bridge used in early video conferencing over the internet, with the help of Tim Burners Lee - put up one of the first web servers, and for the past 6 years has been using Java to develop applications used in High Energy Physics. CCS has recently been awarded an SBIR grant from the Department of Energy to expand CCS's Java based control room logbook to be a collaborative notebook - security is a high priority.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago Java SIG will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 9th, 2003 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:
        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1450a
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to Circle Drive.
Turn right and look for Lot P (aka Lot 8) or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (just north of Lot P).
Walk to the SRC building, and enter through the south entryway.
Room 1450 is on the first floor, accessable through the cafeteria by walking through to the north end.

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