History of the Wireshark Project: Reminiscing on the Past 15 Years
Gerald Combs, Ethereal/Wireshark Project Founder and special guests
Monday, June 17th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Gerald Combs will deliver an overview of Wireshark, including milestones along the way and plans for its evolution. He will also be joined by core developers and other key supporters who will tell their stories of involvement with the project over its’ 15-year lifespan.
"The Nice Thing About Standards is That There are so Many of Them!” Musings of an Early Networker
Rich Seifert, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., J.D., President of Networks and Communications Consulting
Tuesday, June 18th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Mr. Seifert will discuss the original DEC-Intel-Xerox Ethernet development and the evolution of network standards over the past 30 years. From early battles between Ring, Star, and Bus topologies through the market war among Ethernet, Token Ring, and ATM, he will provide insight into why some technologies succeed and others fail. As a test of that insight, he will revisit his 2001 proclamation of "Stupid Network Ideas" to see where he was right and where he wasn’t.
To Engineer is Human…So is Being Lazy: A Conversation on Network Vulnerability
Charles Kaplan, Senior Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Riverbed
Wednesday, June 19th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Most security is designed to keep honest people honest. Not surprisingly, most vulnerabilities are the result of systems being used and abused in a way never anticipated by the author. Users have an innate ability to find workarounds to any security roadblocks — real and perceived. Yet that same human nature that drives us to find workarounds can be harnessed as a means of exposing opportunities for improvement. Despite (security) being a hot topic these days, the likely result of ever-more-sophisticated attacks and a greatly expanded surface area upon which to attack, most people simply don't take it as seriously as they should.