The TechnicalCounsel(sm) News -- May 2006
Volume 3 Number 1 May 2006


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the May issue of The TechnicalCounsel(sm) News, our consulting practice's quarterly newsletter.

In this issue:

Technology Demonstrator: http://www.computersecurityhandbook.com

WWW sites are often presented as a stark choice: either completely unchanging, or fully dynamic.

In reality, there is a continuum between these two opposite poles. We have implemented www.computersecurityhandbook.com as a technology demonstrator for a highly flexible, yet completely non-dynamic technology www site. This www site is regenerated by completely automatic means, and thus highly flexible, yet the pages are each standard HTML, fully capable of being cached and processed by search engines. The security and performance on the www serving host is significantly increased by this approach.

For a fuller description of the features of this www site, please see the detailed description at:

http://www.rlgsc.com/demonstrations/semidynamic.html

IEEE Computer Society New Hampshire Chapter hosts Safe Computing: A Chat with Computer Security Handbook Contributing Editor Robert Gezelter

The New Hampshire chapter of the IEEE Computer Society is pleased to host Safe Computing: A Chat with Computer Security Handbook Contributing Editor Robert Gezelter on Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 6:30 PM in Nashua, New Hampshire. IEEE members, the IT community, and the general public are all invited.

Computing has become an important part of our daily lives. Information previously hard to obtain is now available at the touch of a key. This has been tremendously enabling. But there is a darker side. Connectivity has also exposed us to new threats, hazards, and dangers.

A complete abstract, along with the exact time and location of this presentation is posted on http://www.rlgsc.com/upcoming.html.

A description of the IEEE Computer Societyís Distinguished Visitor Program can be found in Volume 1, Number 1 of the TechnicalCounsel(SM) News.

Safe Computing in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity in Whippany, New Jersey

The Northern New Jersey chapter of the IEEE Computer Society has invited Mr. Gezelter to re-visit the chapter and present Safe Computing in the Age of Ubiquitous Connectivity on May 30, 2006 at 6:00 PM in Whippany, New Jersey.

The full abstract and location of this presentation can be found at http://www.rlgsc.com/upcoming.html. Following the talk, the slides from the presentation will be available through our presentations page.

Mr. Gezelterís previous visit to the Northern New Jersey Chapter was on March 22, 2005, when he presented Architectural Techniques for Interoperability and Coexistence. The slides from this presentation can be found at http://www.rlgsc.com/ieee/northernnewjersey/2005-03/swarch.html.

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor Program sponsors presentation on Software Architecture in Minneapolis

The Twin Cities chapter of the IEEE Computer Society has invited Mr. Gezelter to present Architectural Techniques for Interoperability and Coexistence on June 6, 2006 in Hopkins, Minnesota.

This presentation will examine how software architectures enable systems to have long productive lives. Good architecture eliminates the need for expensive, on-going revisions. Good architecture also enables systems to evolve to additional tasks and missions without incompatible changes. Systems can operate efficiently for decades.

The full abstract along with the exact time and location of this presentation is posted on http://www.rlgsc.com/upcoming.html.

Following the talk, the slides from the presentation will be available through our presentations page.

Upcoming News

Future IEEE-sponsored Speeches

Mr. Gezelter is in discussion with several IEEE chapters throughout North America concerning presentations under the auspices of the
Computer Society's Distinguished Visitor's Program. As scheduling arrangements are finalized, we will keep our readers advised.

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