Thursday, September 30, 2010

Developing an Immune System for the Internet?

Viruses, spyware, spam, phishing and numerous other badware have affected almost everyone we know. Even the best, sacrifice untold number of computing cycles just to keep tab on these. With cyber crime turning in billions for the criminals, battle is going to become even harder.
I have on my windows machine, a firewall, virus protection software and two spyware, spam and browser malware protection programs running, all the time. But the still seem to find way to seep in.
So StopBadware movement and The Commonwealth Club are coming together on the evening of Monday, October 4 in Menlo Park, CA, for a discussion on how to keep the Net safe.

Three Internet pioneers—all StopBadware Board members—will lead a conversation entitled Keeping the Net Healthy: How Can We Develop an Immune System for the Internet? with opening and closing remarks by StopBadware's Executive Director, Maxim Weinstein.
Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; one of the "fathers of the Internet"
Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board, Nominum; creator of the Domain Name System (DNS)
Esther Dyson, Chairman EDventure Holdings; angel investor, philanthropist, and recently trained cosmonaut

The event begins with a networking reception at 6:15, followed by the main program at 7:00. Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 at the door. Advance  tickets are available here. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be a spirited and educational discussion.

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