Requirements for a Secure Information Infrastructure

Matt Curtin will present Requirements for a Secure Information Infrastructure to the Dayton Chapter of InfraGard.

At the November 25, 2002 meeting of the Columbus chapter of InfraGard, Interhack founder Matt Curtin will present "Requirements for a Secure Information Infrastructure." The meeting will be held from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Please R.S.V.P. with Gary Davis at or 614-461-5208 by Friday, November 8, 2002.  Slides are available.

A great deal of effort and money is presently being spent in an attempt to secure the national infrastructure of the United States. A significant portion of this effort is directed toward securing the information infrastructure.

Internet security expert Matt Curtin will consider the desired results of such effort. He will then show how many of the ideas being considered at present are fundamentally incorrect, and are more likely to result in greater vulnerability to attack. The discussion will conclude with the presentation of a set of requirements for information systems involved in a secure information infrastructure.


InfraGard is a cooperative effort among law enforcement, academia, and industry to enhance the security of the U.S. information infrastructure.


Interhack is a Columbus-based information technology research, development, and consulting firm. Interhack offers a wide variety of services including development and analysis of threat models, information systems assessments, penetration tests, online privacy assurance, compliance testing, and forensic data analysis.