Blockchain: Hype or Hope
06/15/2018 Friday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (EDT)
BSG Metrowest Office (Natick, MA)
Radia Perlman is a Fellow at Dell EMC. Her work has had a profound impact on how computer networks work today. It enables huge networks, like the Internet, to be robust, scalable, and largely self-managing. Her technology also transformed Ethernet from a technology that could support a few hundred nodes within a building, into a technology that could support networks of hundreds of thousands of nodes. She has also made important contributions in network security, including robustness despite malicious trusted participants, assured delete, key management for data at rest encryption, DDOS defense, and user authentication. She has taught as adjunct faculty at MIT, Harvard, and the University of Washington. She wrote the textbook “Interconnections,” and co-wrote (with Charlie Kaufman) the textbook “Network Security.” She holds over 100 issued patents. She has received numerous awards including induction into the Inventor Hall of Fame, lifetime achievement awards from ACM’s SIGCOMM and Usenix, election to National Academy of Engineering, induction into the Internet Hall of Fame, and an honorary doctorate from KTH. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.
Charlie Kaufman is the chief security architect for the Midrange Storage Division at Dell EMC. He has been involved with computer networking and security issues for over 25 years and holds over 50 patents in those fields. At Microsoft, he was the chief security architect for Windows Azure – Microsoft’s Public Cloud offering – where he was involved with all aspects of cloud security from design through responding to ongoing attacks. At Lotus, he was chief security architect for Lotus Notes and Domino and later the entire Lotus product suite. At Digital, he was the Security Architect for their networking group and later for Digital’s UNIX offering. He has contributed to a number of IETF standards efforts including IPsec, S/MIME, and DNSsec and served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He is a co-author of the popular textbook “Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World” and served on the National Academy of Sciences expert panel that wrote the book “Trust In Cyberspace.”
Xuan Tang is the head of security engineering and strategic product owner for the Midrange Storage Division at Dell EMC, where he is responsible for driving security strategy, innovation and feature development. He is a passionate technologist with technical expertise in security, storage management, big data modeling, and visualization. He holds 21 patents in those areas. Xuan received a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he was involved with developing a scientific database for distributed data sets.