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Press Release: DeSales eBusiness Institute To Sponsor Forum
Date: 2/18/2002


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DeSales eBusiness Institute To Sponsor Forum

Center Valley, Pa. - (February 18, 2002) - The DeSales University eBusiness Institute will host its winter forum titled "Security, Malice and the Law in E-Business," beginning at 2 p.m., on Thursday, February 28, 2002, in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center on the DeSales University Center Valley Campus.

The forum is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required because seating is limited. Register by calling (610) - 282-1100 ext. 1450 or via email at eBI@desales.edu.

The speakers for the eBusiness Institute Winter Forum are: Michael Muckin, lead security specialist for Microsoft Corporation, Stephen E. Gaul, Jr., founder, president and chief information officer at Network Security Systems, Inc., in Bethlehem, Pa., and Attorney Wendy Beetlestone, partner at the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia.

Muckin will speak at 2:30 p.m., on "Security at Microsoft." He will discuss strategies used by Microsoft to secure its physical and intellectual electronic assets on its intranet, extranet and on the Internet and lessons other businesses can learn from Microsoft's strategy.

Gaul will speak at 3:30 p.m., on "Internet Malice." He will provide a revealing look at the threats that permeate the Internet. Gaul will reinforce the importance of, and outline techniques for, monitoring and protecting your business in the Internet environment.

Beetlestone will speak at 4:30 on "A Safety Net for the Internet." She will provide a practical legal guide to doing business on the Internet. She will discuss trademarks, trade secrets, e-contracts, privacy, advertising regulations, litigation and judicial remedies in the Internet environment.

The eBusiness Institute has been formed to enable its participants to learn what forces are creating change within and across industries, to understand emerging business models, to manage opportunities of disruptive technology and to adapt and apply driving forces of eBusiness transformation and to lead in the new business environment.


Additional Information on the Speakers


Muckin is responsible for setting the strategy for security services in the Microsoft Enterprise Services East Region, which covers New England to Washington, D.C., including training the region's security team of more than 45 individuals. Muckin also provides consulting services to enterprise customers in security assessments, designs policies and deployments and is the field liaison to corporate security executives and program managers. Muckin has been published in Microsoft MS Developers' Network and QuickStart programs. Prior to his work with Microsoft, Muckin served as an independent consultant performing network security designs and delivering custom training to AT&T, Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, and other major technology organizations.

Gaul Jr., is a nationally known computer systems security expert whose technology background includes Sun Microsystems, UNISYS and IBM and whose consulting clients include major global accounting firms and information technology management advisors. Gaul was a pioneer in the development of client/server solutions for securing corporate computer environments. Gaul draws upon more than 10 years of extensive experience in designing and implementing systems to detect and correct vulnerability to unauthorized entry.

In 1993, Gaul established OMINUS Systems, predecessor company to Network Security Systems. OMINUS provided network security consulting services to a broad cross-section of major multinational corporations and information technology management consulting firms. Gaul was most recently a senior systems engineer with Sun Microsystems, Inc., and author of the white paper, "Computer and Network Security Analysis."

Beetlestone is a member of the Internet and Computer Networking Practice Group, the First Amendment and Communications Practice Group, and the Litigation and Health Law Departments. Her practice includes general civil litigation, antitrust, first amendment, communications law and health care litigation. Prior to attending law school, she had a career as a television journalist. Beetlestone has addressed a number of groups on Internet-related issues including presentations on "Constitution and the Internet," to the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Communications, and "Electronic Discovery," to the Chester County Bench Bar Conference, and "On-Line Developments," to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publisher's Association. She is a member of the Lower Merion Township Cable Television Advisory Committee, the Regulatory Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Telemedicine Task Force and is on the Board of Directors of the Wynnewood Civic Association. In addition, she is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and America bar associations.


Press Release: DeSales eBusiness Institute To Sponsor Forum | Posted on: 2/18/2002

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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