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Conference Overview

FloCon is an open network security conference that takes place in Portland, Oregon on January 12-15, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.


Registration for FloCon 2015 is now open. Register now or visit our registration page for information about rates and deadlines.


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Keynote Speakers

Allan Friedman Allan Friedman is a Research Scientist at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University, where he works on cybersecurity policy. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, Friedman's work spans computer science, public policy and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Friedman has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity research, with a particular focus on economic, market, and trade issues. He is the coauthor of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Prior to joining CSPRI, Friedman was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the research director for the Center for Technology Innovation. Before moving to Washington, he was Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University Computer Science Department, where he worked on cyber security policy, privacy-enhancing technologies and the economics of information security. Dr. Friedman was also a Fellow at the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he worked on the Minerva Project for Cyber International Relations. He has also received fellowships from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the Harvard Program on Networked Governance. He has a degree in Computer Science from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Joe St Sauver Joe St Sauver
is a Distributed System Scientist for Farsight Security. St Sauver was previously the manager for Internet2's Nationwide Security Programs, while also managing InCommon's highly popular SSL and PKI Certificate Programs, and their Multifactor Programs under contract through the University of Oregon.

He is a senior technical advisor to M3AAWG, and has served as a full member of the FCC Communications Security, Interoperability and Reliability Council IV, among numerous other industry-related activities. Dr. St Sauver routinely presents on cyber security and abuse-related issues at national and international events, including recently on topics related to SSL/TLS and PKI security issues, cloud computing security, security policy issues, physical security, malware analysis, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, IPv6 and security, securing DNS and DNSSEC, and fastflux Web hosting. He also has presented on cyber war, cyber terrorism and cyber espionage; the insider threat; psychological decision-making heuristics and their impact on anti-spam activities; the compatibility of security and privacy; cyber infrastructure architectures, security and advanced applications; and spam, domain names and registrars. Some of Dr. St Sauver's publicly available talks are available at http://pages.uoregon.edu/joe/.

Important Dates

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Orientation & Early Registration
January 11, 2015, 5:30 PM

Training Day
January 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Reception
January 12, 2015, 6:00 PM

Networking Reception
Sponsored by CloudHelix

Punch Bowl Social—Portland
January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM

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