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Second Keynote Speaker Announced for the Second Security-Enhanced Linux Symposium and Developer Summit

Event slated for February 27-March 3, 2006 in Baltimore, Md., USA

Baltimore, MD - (February 02, 2006) - Dr. Steve Marsh, Director of the Central Sponsor for Information Assurance unit in the UK Cabinet Office, will be a keynote speaker for the second annual Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Symposium scheduled for February 27-March 3, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Central Sponsor for Information Assurance unit was formed in October 2002 to provide assurance to government that the risks to the UK national information infrastructure are appropriately managed. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Marsh was Director of Security Policy in the Office of the e-Envoy, responsible for establishing a common framework for the security of electronic government systems. This included the ways by which individuals and business users authenticate themselves when using electronic government services. He has over 15 years experience in security and IT within the public sector.

Dr. Marsh will present a keynote address entitled "UK e-Government: Security Challenges and Solutions for Innovative Service Delivery." In this address, Dr. Marsh will share some of the security challenges facing e-Government services in the UK, as well as some of the solutions being explored to address these challenges. SELinux is being explored as one of a number of aids to securing UK e-government services. SELinux has the ability to provide enhanced information assurance for key infrastructure components and applications. A separate case study to be presented during the symposium will discuss the planned use of SELinux in an UK e-Government pilot program.

About the SELinux Symposium

The Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Symposium is an annual exchange of ideas, technology, and research involving SELinux. SELinux is technology that adds flexible, strong mandatory access control security to Linux. The Second Symposium is scheduled for February 27-March 3, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland and is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Red Hat, Tresys Technology, and Trusted Computer Solutions. The event brings together experts from business, government, and academia to share research, development, and application experiences using SELinux. For information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, see or

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