Is Network Security an Oxymoron?

"Is Network Security an Oxymoron?" will be the topic of Matt Curtin's presentation to the Central Ohio Chapter of the ACM.

Interhack founder Matt Curtin will deliver a presentation on large-scale computer network security at the April 23, 2003 meeting of the Central Ohio Chapter of the ACM.


With the ongoing problems that plague network computing, and Internet computing in particular, we might well wonder whether network security is even possible. We will consider a definition for security, consider some security failures, and determine what kinds of commonality can be found among some of the most typical failures we've seen.

Using that as a problem statement, Curtin will lead the group through a discussion of some strategies that can help to bring Internet computing closer to achieving security, as it was defined at the outset.

About Interhack

Interhack is a provider of professional services in information assurance, forensic computing, and advanced information systems practice areas. Based in Columbus, Ohio, and with clients all over North America, Interhack seeks to close the gap between the state of the art and the state of the practice.


The Central Ohio Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (COCACM) is the local chapter of an international organization. The International Organization The Association for Computing Machinery, an international educational and scientific society, is dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of computer usage.