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Released: October 19, 1999


Earlier this year, the National Research Council published a study ("Trust in Cyberspace") addressing the lack of "trustworthiness" of networked information systems. The study, initiated by a request from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Security Agency, contains findings concerning the trustworthiness of the internet, the public telephone network, and the software that is used in networked information systems.

At 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 27, three of the study's authors will present and discuss the study's findings in the Commission's meeting room, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. The presenters will be Dr. Fred Schneider, Committee Chair and Professor, Cornell University; Dr. Steven M. Bellovin, Fellow - AT&T Laboratories; and Dr. Stephen T. Kent, Chief Scientist for Information Security at BBN Corporation and Chief Technical Officer for CyberTrust Solutions (both part of GTE Internetworking).

For further information, contact Kent Nilsson at 202-418-0845