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The Internet Society's Symposium on Network & Distributed System Security

Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, California,
March 11-13, 1998

What is NDSS?

This fifth annual Symposium brings together researchers, implementers, and users of network and distributed system security technologies to discuss today's important security issues and challenges. The Symposium provides a mix of technical papers and panel presentations that describe promising new approaches to security problems that are practical and, to the extent possible, have been implemented. NDSS'98 fosters the exchange of technical information and encourages the Internet community to deploy available security technologies and develop new solutions to unsolved problems.

The Symposium has a positive impact on the state of Internet security. Attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in the dialogue. Ask questions of the speakers, raise your important issues during the panel sessions, and let other participants know of your requirements, observations, and experience in this important area. We hope to encourage the wide-scale deployment of security technologies and to promote new research that can address the currently unmet security needs of the Internet community.


  • Intranet security
  • firewalls and IP security
  • all-optical networks security
  • single login
  • timestamping
  • remote password protocols
  • mobile agent systems
  • Java security
  • electronic commerce
  • trust management
  • traffic analysis
  • secure bootstrapping


Howard Gittleson, Director of the Internet Security Products Group at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies

Howard (Howie) Gittleson, Director of the Internet Security Products Group at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, leads the Lucent Managed Firewall project. He has 19 years' experience in Operations Support Software, including software development and system test; product management and OS business development in international markets (in Europe, the Asia/Pacific region, and Central and Latin America); and network management systems engineering and architecture. Gittleson began his Bell Labs career in 1978 as a Member of Technical Staff working on software development and system test; he became a technical manager in 1983, responsible for system test for Special Services Testing products. He was named Department Head, Special Services Testing Products, in 1987, product team leader for SARTS Special Services Testing in 1990 and Director of Network Management Integration Planning in 1994. He moved to his current position in May of this year. He holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from McGill University, Montreal, and master's and Ph.D. degrees in experimental high-energy physics from Harvard University.