ISSA Sacramento Valley Chapter Meeting - 7/21/2023 11:30a-13:00p

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Speaker: Dr. Roger R. Schell, President, Aesec Corporation
Topic: History of Software Security and the Marketplace (Get the slides here)
Synopsis: When was the need for security in software first identified? What were the major advances and when did they occur? What were the marketplace factors that drove software security improvements? Drawing on his over 50 years working in the field, beginning at the dawn of cybersecurity as a recognized field of study, Roger's talk will cover:
* When & how software security emerged
* Origin and evolution of the marketplace for security in software
* Major groups involved
* Current state of security market factors

Speaker Bio: Roger R. Schell, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for originating several key modern security design and evaluation techniques, and he holds patents in cryptography, authentication and trusted workstation. For more than decade he has been co-founder and President of Aesec Corporation, a start-up company providing verifiably secure platforms.

Previously, Dr. Schell was co-founder and vice president for Gemini Computers, Inc., where he directed development of their highly secure (what NSA called “Class A1”) commercial product, the Gemini Multiprocessing Secure Operating System (GEMSOS). He was also the founding Deputy Director of NSA’s National Computer Security Center. He has been referred to as the "father" of the Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (the "Orange Book"). Dr. Schell is a retired USAF Colonel.

He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the MIT, an M.S.E.E. from Washington State, and a B.S.E.E. from Montana State. The NIST and NSA have recognized Dr. Schell with the National Computer System Security Award. In 2012 he was inducted into the inaugural class of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

Meeting Details:
This will be a hybrid meeting (both in-person and on-line). You may attend remotely via Zoom or attend in person at Capsity, 3808 Broadway, Sacramento CA (Google Maps and Directions). Either way, please register for the meeting below (the registration link form will be made available several weeks prior to the meeting). Select No Meal if you are attending remotely, or Normal Meal or Vegetarian if you are attending in person (so we can order enough food for lunch). All registered members and guests will receive the Zoom meeting link via email, by the morning of the meeting.

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Friday, July 21, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
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