David Bowie (Boston College)
Fifteen Minute Forensics

David Bowie is Senior Security Analyst at Boston College, formerly a Security Analyst for Genuity/BBN/GTE-i/Level3 (take your pick). He is a member of Infragard, and a CISSP.

John A. Grossman (Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office)
What You Need Before Giving Data To the Cops (or Anyone Else) and Other Legal Pitfalls

John Grossman is Chief of Attorney General Tom Reilly’s Corruption, Fraud and Computer Crime Division (“CFCC”). CFCC is an integrated team of lawyers and investigators that is made up of ten prosecutors, thirteen Massachusetts State Troopers, seven financial investigators, a computer forensics expert, victim witness advocates and support staff. Our mission is to assure that law enforcement works for businesses and individuals who play by the rules, and so we focus on (a) “corporate community prosecution” – responding to the priorities of the corporate community: insider theft, computer security and theft of intellectual property; (b) high priority consumer protection cases – fiduciary embezzlement, Internet crimes – particularly those targeting children, and immigration cons and other multi-victim swindles; and (c) public corruption cases, whether they involve officials betraying the public trust or companies and individuals stealing from the government. We believe that in order to accomplish our goals, we cannot just prosecute cases. We must be involved in corporate associations and public education efforts that promote the prevention of and failing that, efficient response to, white collar and computer crime, we must work with other law enforcement agencies to leverage the expertise that we have developed by offering training and informal consultation, and we must draft and promote legislation where the current statutes fall short.

Mr. Grossman also served as the President of Infragard – Boston and is a member of the Commonwealth’s Enterprise Security Board. Mr. Grossman has been an Assistant Attorney General since 1995 and prior to his current position, was a prosecutor in the Special Investigations and Narcotics Division and Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s Office and ran that office’s High Tech and Computer Crimes Division. Before joining the A.G.’s Office, Mr. Grossman was a litigation associate at the New York City law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton and a law clerk to Judge Bailey Aldrich of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law.

Doug Pearson (REN-ISAC)
REN-ISAC Activities Overview, and Distributed Darknet Information Sharing

Doug Pearson is the technical director of the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC), and is senior manager of the Global Network Operations Center (Global NOC) at Indiana University. The REN-ISAC supports the higher education and research communities by providing advanced cybersecurity services specifically designed to support the unique environment and needs of organizations connected to served higher education and research networks, and supports efforts to protect the national cyber infrastructure by participating in the formal U.S. ISAC structure. The Global NOC provides advanced network management services for leading national and international high performance research and education networks, such as Internet2 Abilene, National LambdaRail, TransPAC, and others, and provides grid operations center services for the International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL) and Open Science Grid.

Christopher Misra (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
REN-ISAC Activities Overview, and Distributed Darknet Information Sharing

Christopher Misra is a Network Analyst with the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he has worked for the past eight years. His responsibilities including network security management, incident handling, and network security architecture. Chris has been active with various regional and national information security organizations including the Internet2/EDUCAUSE Security Task Force and SALSA, serving on program committees, participating in working groups, and presenting at conferences. Chris chairs the SALSA-NetAuth working group investigating techniques for automating network policy enforcement. Chris has also taught courses on Network Security at UMass for several years.

Scott Conti (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Surplus Computer Hardware – Forgotten but not Gone

Scott Conti is the Assistant Director for Network Operations at UMass-Amherst. He is a founding member of the Boston Infragard chapter, and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. Scott is one of the original authors of the SANS/FBI Top- 10 list of Internet Threats and has been a frequent speaker at security conferences across New England.

James Burrell (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Computer Intrusion and Cyber Crime Investigations

James Burrell heads the FBI Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence/Criminal Computer Intrusion, Cyber Crime, and Computer Analysis Response Team (CART) Programs for the northeastern region of the United States. He previously served in the Counterterrorism and Cyber Divisions as the Chief of the FBI Computer Intrusion Unit and the International Investigative Operations Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a doctoral candidate and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a M.S. degree in telecommunications/networking.

Wyman Miles (Cornell University)
Searching for confidential data with Spider

Wyman Miles is a senior security engineer for Cornell University. Prior to moving to the cold northeast, he was Manager of Infrastructure for Rice University in Houston. He has been a UNIX systems administrator for 13 years.

Gary S. Miliefsky, CISSP (NetClarity)
Securing VoIP

Gary S. Miliefsky is the Founder & CTO of NetClarity. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security (US DHS). He serves as an advisor to MITRE Corporation and is a member of the New England Information Security Group’s Board of Directors (NEISG.org).