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.
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.
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