State of the Net Conference
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
February 9, 2005, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Track A: Trust, Privacy & Security
Breakout Session 1Spyware, Spam, and Scams: How Are Consumers Coping?
A January 2005 Stanford report noted that last year, the average Internet user at home spent nearly half an hour a day dealing with computer problems and spam. If they were at work, that is three full work weeks of lost production per year. That is equal to seven 8-hour days lost over a yearlong span. Dealing with spam, spyware, and hackers may start sapping America's enthusiasm for the Internet. At the very least these pests and predators are making the long-awaited transition to broadband a precarious one. Can consumers weather these three plagues of the Internet?
> > Commissioner Jon Leibowitz, Federal Trade Commission [bio]
> > Jules Polonetsky, America Online [bio]
> > Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
> > Christine Varney, Chairwoman, TRUSTe, Former Federal Trade Commissioner [bio]
> > Moderator: Gloria Dittus, Dittus Communications [bio]
Breakout Session 2Cyber Security and Enabling the Next Round of Innovation on Net
Leading technologists from the private sector address the constantly changing online environment and what can be done to tackle today's current cyber security and privacy threats and tomorrow's emerging ones. They will also discuss how to enable the next round of innovation on the Internet and what benefits and challenges lie ahead.
> > Scott Charney, Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft [bio]
> > Rob Clyde, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec [bio]
> > Burt Kaliski, Chief Scientist, RSA Security [bio]
> > Tom Malloy, Chief Software Architect, Adobe Systems, Inc. [bio]
> > Moderator: Roger Cochetti, Computing Technology Industry Association [bio]
Breakout Session 3Government Panel on Privacy, Trust, Security
> > David Cavicke, House Commerce Committee
> > Lisa Anderson, Senate Judiciary, Minority
> > Maureen Cooney, U.S. Department of Homeland Security [bio]
> > Moderator: Dan Caprio, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce [bio]
Danielle Yates at email@example.com or 202-638-4370 for more information.
This event is hosted in conjunction with the Internet Caucus and its co-chairs--Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA).