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NDSS Symposium 2001

NDSS 2001 8-9 February 2001 Sand Diego, California, USA

Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
Catamaran Resort Hotel
San Diego, California

7 February 2001 - Technical Tutorials
8-9 February 2001 - Symposium

General Chair's Message

Welcome to the eighth annual Internet Society (ISOC) Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium!  Each year, this symposium brings together researchers, designers, implementers, and users of network and distributed system security technologies to discuss important security issues, challenges, and solutions.  The NDSS'01 Program Committee has assembled an excellent mix of technical papers and invited talks that describe promising new approaches to Internet-type security.  Our world continues to become more dependent on the Internet, and the need for widespread deployment of usable and effective network and distributed system security solutions is increasing just as rapidly.  NDSS'01 is an opportunity to have open dialog, share experiences and ideas, and explore solutions that will protect this valuable resource.

This year's event has been organized by many people who have invested considerable time and effort.  The NDSS Steering Group, which I co-chaired with Torryn Brazell and Lynn St. Amour from ISOC, has provided overall leadership to ensure the success of NDSS'01. Carla Rosenfeld, Michele Estadt, Terry Weigler and the staff at ISOC have done an outstanding job handling registrations and many other behind-the-scenes activities.  Tom Hutton has again provided wonderful local arrangements.  Mahesh Tripunitara has coordinated inputs from the authors and speakers to assemble the hard-copy proceedings and the easy-to-use CD-ROM proceedings.  Dave Balenson has once again handled the publicity details.  Eric Harder did a great job assembling a set of excellent instructors and timely tutorials. The Program Co-Chairs, Avi Rubin and Paul Van Oorschot, and the entire Program Committee are to be commended for their efforts in developing an excellent technical program.  Only with the collective hard work of all these individuals are we able to make the symposium a success -- thanks to all of you!

Overall sponsorship has been provided for several years by the Internet Society.  In addition, we have received support this year from several corporate sponsors.  Thanks to the National Security Agency Office of INFOSEC Research, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Entrust Technologies, and Secure4Net for sponsoring NDSS'01.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the authors who will present their papers, the speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences, and everyone who attends NDSS'01 for your contributions and participation.  I am confident that the professional contacts you make at this symposium, the presentations, and these proceedings will provide ideas and insights that you can apply to your own security efforts.

Stephen R. Welke
Trusted Computer Solutions
welke@tcs-sec.com