Colloquium Archive

The Free Software Movement And The Gnu/Linux Operating System

Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation


Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and thestatus and history the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide.

Attacks On The Netscape Browser

Jim Roskind


The Netscape Communicator client was deployed on millions of desktops. It was also subject to attacks that attempted to gainunauthorized access to data on the client's computers, if not complete control of the computer. This talk discusses a broad range of examples of attacks that have been proposed against the Communicator application along with ways that the application evolved to block them

Building Secure And Robust Enterprise Web Applications For The Department Of Defense

Christopher J. Randall, J CIV DMD C.


Building scalable and secure applications for the Department of Defense presents special challenges. Congressional requirements, budgetary constraints, and the changing landscape of government contracts all provide hurdles that make the jobs of developers, managers and technical architects difficult meeting the ever-increasing information technology needs of the Department. In this talk we'll look at doing software development and project management in this environment, and investigate some real-world success stories.

Operational Issues In Malware Detection And Analysis

Paul Vixie, Internet Systems Consortium


Malicious software can result from a variety of sources, intentional and accidental, remote and local, caused by insiders and outsiders. This talk will discuss the risks, threats, and trends of malware, as well as approaches to detecting, analyzing, preventing, and removing malware.

Protecting Data In A Virtualized Environment

Tom Hepner, IBM


When clients use VMware "virtualization" to provide multiple operating systems, many questions arise about backing-up and management of "guest" data. Additional concerns come up with protecting the "guest" virtual machine. VMware users can protect both data and environment using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM). Bare machine recovery generally includes the overhead of performing a re-installation of the virtual machine guest operating system. Using TSM on the host system, recovery of the virtual machine’s operating system is possible without reinstallation. This talk explains backup methods for the complete restore of VMware virtual machines as well as individual "guest" data. It also covers implementation hints and new VMware utilities written to improve and expedite data and environment protection.