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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Web Security - by Brian Sletten (NFJS Speaker)

If you're not terrified, you're not paying attention.

Publishing information as webs of data does not require us to just give it away. We have a series of tools and techniques for managing identity, authentication, authorization and encryption so we only share content with those we trust.

Before we tackle Web Security, however, we need to figure out what we mean by Security. We will pull from the worlds of Security Engineering and Software Security to lay the foundation for technical approaches to protecting our web resources.

Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.


5:00 - 5:30 Social including food and drinks.
5:30 - 7:00 Presentation


TDS Telecom (CCW Auditorium)

The meeting will be in the CCW Auditorium at the TDS Telecom building at 525 Junction Road. Please park in the parking ramp behind the building. There will be a place to mingle prior to the presentation outside the room called "Central Perk." We will serve beverages and have food on hand. You can get in the building from the entrance from inside the parking ramp. It is open until 8pm. Once you walk through the sliding glass doors, you can proceed straight ahead (past the elevators) into the Central Perk (tables and chairs). The Auditorium is to the left of that area. Our front desk number is 664-4500 if you get lost.