Keynote speakers for the Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium (STOS) have been announced. The fifth annual symposium will be held Dec. 1-5, 2003 at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and is described as of interest to “anyone involved in securing Mac OS X or BSD systems or networks.”
STOS Consortium coordinates efforts to improve the security of operating systems built on Apple’s Darwin, the core operating system of Mac OS X. An open source project, Darwin is a version of the BSD UNIX operating system.
One keynote speaker at the symposium will be Aviel Rubin, associate professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Rubin’s keynote “Electronic Voting: A case study of how closed systems fail” will be held on Dec. 3. Doug Maughan of the Potomac Institute For Policy Studies will discuss “DARPA CHATS — Composable High Assurance Trusted Systems” in his keynote on Dec. 4.
STOS says there will also be presenters 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 will feature tutorials, paper presentations, and Birds of a Feather sessions concerning creating and deploying secure and trusted systems, Mac OS X and BSD systems and the applications that run on them.
Registration for both the consortium’s presentations and hands-on tutorials is US$695 through Nov. 21.