Safe Computing in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity
Todayís workplace is anywhere there is connectivity. Many employees spend the majority of their working hours
away from their offices, in an ad hoc composite of home offices, client and customer premises, and public spaces.
Ubiquitous Internet access has accelerated this trend, with many parks, bookstores, and coffee shops acting as
virtual extensions of the office. Employees are connected to their firm and its customers by a combination of
wireless Internet access, Virtual Private Networks, wireless devices, and mobile telephones.
We will explore the privacy, security, and integrity issues raised by universal connectivity; and
how technologies like wired and wireless networks, both public and private, can be used to un-tether
employees from their desks while preserving the security and integrity of the systems they use. The
potential for information disclosure and alteration, identity theft, misuse, and other dangers of the
technology will also be explored.
Solutions will be applicable to all participants in the connected world: end-users; enterprises;
access providers; or enterprises. Enterprise issues will be addressed from the emerging perspective
of providing cyber-hospitality, in addition to the issues raised by providing remote access to oneís
Our speaker will be
a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the
IEEE Computer Societyís
Distinguished Visitors Program.
Mr. Gezelter holds BA and MS degrees in Computer Science
from New York University. He is a contributor to the
Computer Security Handbook (2002)
and the Handbook of Information Security (2005). He has spoken and written extensively on
operating systems, networks, performance, security, tools, and similar areas.
Mr. Gezelter is in private practice, and maintains his offices in Flushing, New York.
He can be contacted via his firmís www site at
IEEE Los Alamos Section and Computer Society|
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce|
109 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM