Panel: Internet Wars 2006
Gadi Evron
Mudge (directing the panel)
Paul Vixie
Dan Kaminsky
Randy Vaughn
Dan Hubbard, Websense
Supervisory Special Agent Thomas X. Grasso, Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation

Abstract:
In this panel session we will begin with a short introductory presentation from Gadi Evron on the latest technologies and operations by the Bad Guys and the Good Guys. What's going on with Internet operations, global routing, botnets, extortion, phishing and the annual revenue the mafia is getting from it. The panel session itself will be hosted by mudge. The members will accept questions on any subject related to the topic at hand, and discuss it openly in regard to what's being done and what we can expect in the future—both from the Bad Guys and the Good Guys.

Bios:
Gadi Evron is a known leader in the world of Internet security operations, and especially in the realm of botnets and phishing. He was previously the Israeli Government Internet Security Operations Manager, as well as the Israeli Government CERT Manager. Today, he manages the SecuriTeam portal and works for Israeli-based Beyond Security.

Paul Vixie holds the record for "most CERT advisories due to a single author" which came primarily from his years hacking on BIND4 and BIND8. Later on he cut off the oxygen supply to his brain by wearing a necktie for AboveNet, MFN, and PAIX. At the moment he is President at ISC where his primary duty is to sign paychecks for the people who bring you BIND9 and F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. He is also an occasional critic of just about everything (the blog: FM.VIX.COM).

Dan Kaminsky, Dox Para Research. Formerly of Cisco and Avaya.

Randal Vaughn teaches a variety of courses in Information Systems. Vaughn is a widely quoted expert in the areas of cyber warfare, cyber defense, and internet threat metrics and reporting. He is on the Board of Advisors for MI5 Security and an Academic associate for the AntiPhishingWorkingGroup. He is a member of Educause, the Society for Information Management (SIM), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His work has been published in several mathematics publications and he has authored white papers such as "Using PowWow in the Academic Environment" for Tribal Voice. Previously, Vaughn worked at Mobil Exploration and Producing Services, Inc. as a computer analyst for seismic processing support. Prior to that, he was the lead designer for Vought Aircraft's Group Technology Support Software—a component of the U.S. Air Force's Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing project. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a project engineer and database administrator. Vaughn's operating system experience includes legacy mainframe operating systems, Microsoft' Windows', Linux, and Apple' Mac' OS and Mac OS X operating systems.

Dan Hubbard is the VP of Security Research at Websense and runs Websense Security Labs. He is responsible for all things security at Websense, including managing the Websense Security Labs that researches, analyzes, and reverse engineers malicious code, analyzes security trends, and provides research on malicious Websites and network protocols. Hubbard also defines security-related product features. He is the pioneer behind Websense's Web filtering database that supports its Security Group. Hubbard also acts as the company's security spokesperson.

Tom Grasso began working with computers in 1993 as a network administrator. In 1998 Mr. Grasso received an appointment to the position of Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After attending new agents training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Grasso was transferred to the FBI’s Chicago Field Office where he was assigned to the Regional Computer Crime Squad. In the fall of 2000, Mr. Grasso was transferred to the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office and assigned to the High Technology Crimes Task Force where he served as the FBI Liaison to the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Grasso is now part of the FBI’s Cyber Division and is assigned to the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, a joint partnership between law enforcement, academia, and industry. Mr. Grasso is a 1991 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he majored in Geological Sciences and minored in Music.