The Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium (STOS) will hold its fifth annual symposium Dec. 1-5 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The symposium will feature tutorials, paper presentations, and “Birds of a Feather” sessions concerning the creation and deployment of secure and trusted systems, Mac OS X and BSD systems and the applications that run on them.
The site of the event will be the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center on the university campus. If you register before Oct. 31, the cost for the presentations and the hands-on tutorials is US$695 (pricing afterward hasn’t been announced).
represents the formal coordination of federal, academia and industry into an environment of open collaboration to enhance the security of operating systems built on the Darwin project at Apple. Darwin is the open source of Mac OS X. The consortium plays the role of leader and coordinator between the parties involved in requesting, researching and developing security enhancements and secure system services.
Past presenters at the STOS symposium have included representatives from Apple, Entrust Technologies, the National Security Agency, the Naval Post Graduate School, Network Associates Laboratories, President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, DARPA, Network Associates, Schlumberger, Department of NAVY, The Open Group, Hyperdigm Research and Sandia National Labs. The symposium is targeted to system and lab administrators, programmers, developers, strategists, consultants and other technical staff involved in the design, development, deployment and securing of Mac OS X and BSD systems.