Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability in the 21st Century
The FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology and the Center for Global Security Research at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of the University of California will co-sponsor a
conference on telecommunications security and reliability. The conference will begin at 8:45 a.m.
on Tuesday, October 31 in the Commission Meeting Room (TWC-305), 445 12th Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C., and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The goal of the conference is to increase
understanding of telecommunications network security and reliability issues, identify relevant
areas of research, and understand more fully the roles of industry and government in facilitating a
robust communications infrastructure.
Members of the audience may participate in the conference, which will be moderated by the
Chairpersons of the four conference sessions, during the times that are listed below:
(09:00 - 10:30)
Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability
Chair:Growth of Electronic Commerce: Reliability and Security Challenges
David Farber, Chief Technologist, FCC
Steve Bellovin, Fellow - AT&T Labs
Richard DeMillo, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
J. Scott Marcus, Chief Technology Officer, Genuity (formerly GTE Internetworking)
Do the rapid growth of the Internet and underlying communications paths (e.g.,
wireline, wireless, cable, and satellite) present new challenges in security and
reliability as ever increasing numbers of service providers enter
telecommunications markets seeking interconnection and increased bandwidth?
How many backbones are needed and how independent, in terms of physical
diversity, should those backbones be? At what level is infrastructure and
information security provided: line carrier, nodes, wireless, user, handset and
integrated or add-on? And, in the future, at what levels should security be
provided, and by whom?
10:30 - 10:45 Break
(10:45 - 12:15)
Colin Crook, Fellow - Royal Academy of Engineering; formerly Chief Technology Officer, Citibank (ret.)
Pat Cain, Security Advocate, Genuity (formerly GTE Internetworking)
Will Leland, Chief Scientist and Director of Network Security Research, Telcordia Technolgies, Inc.
Bruce McConnell, President, McConnell International; formerly Director,
International Y2K Cooperation Centre
William M. Mularie, Director, Information Systems Office (ISO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
How successfully will industry be able to provide reliable and secure services as e-commerce continues to expand rapidly? What is the status of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and end-to-end security? What are the international
commerce and security implications of rapidly expanding e-commerce?
12:15 - 13:15 No host lunch. Information concerning local restaurants will be
13:15 - 14:45)
Research Issues: Government and Industry Roles
Stan Trost, Senior Technical Advisor, Department of Energy, Office of
Gary Hayward, Executive Director, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
Carl Landwehr, Senior Fellow, Mitretek Systems
Donald Marks, Emerging Technology and Testing, Computer Security Division, NIST
Jay Smart, Technical Advisor, National Security Agency
Where should government provide research/funding for development of security
solutions that industry cannot (e.g., either for a niche use or for widespread use for
the whole population)? What can government do that industry cannot, or will not,
and vice-versa in protecting critical telecommunications infrastructure?
14:45 - 15:15 Break
(15:15 - 16:45)
Challenges for Government
John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International
Studies, formerly U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Mark Graff, Chief Scientist, Para-Protect Services, Inc.
David Longhurst, Deputy Director, Information Policy and Plans, Ministry
of Defence, U.K.
William J. Marlow, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and
Acquisitions, Global Integrity
Don Prosnitz, Chief Science and Technology Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
What are the key policy implications of advances in telecommunications networks
technologies? What will be the impact of developments in information technology
on government policies (e.g., intrusion detection and critical infrastructure
protection)? How should governments integrate their systems for security while
providing on-line services to their constituents? How do continuing advances in
technology affect law enforcement? How do international developments affect
national telecommunications network infrastructures (e.g., are issues primarily
technological or political)?
16:45 - 17:00 Conclusion
Members of the public may attend the conference, and every effort will be made to accommodate as
many people as possible. Admittance, however, will be limited to the seating available in the
Commission meeting room. Please allow sufficient time for clearance through Commission security
before the conference begins. The audio portion of this conference will be broadcast live on the
Internet via the FCC's Internet audio broadcast page at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio, and available
as a video by cable through the Capitol Connection. (703-993-3100 or CapitolConnection.org).
Additional information concerning this conference may be obtained from Kent Nilsson at 202-418-0845 (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org), TTY 202-418-2989. A report of the conference will be available
after the conference. For copies of the conference report, please contact Eileen Vergino at CGSR
at 925-422-6141 (e-mail: email@example.com). A videotape of this conference may be obtained
from INFOCUS at 703-834-0100.