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May 28,1997
Li Gong, JavaSoft, Sun Microsystems
Java Security: A New Architecture

Speaker: Li Gong, SUN Microsystems, Javasoft

Title: Java Security: a New Architecture


In this talk I will give an overview of the new Java security architecture that provide users and developers with:

  1. very fine-grained access control
  2. easily configurable security policy
  3. extensible access control for customization
  4. enforcement of security to both applications and applets


Li Gong is Java Security Architect and Senior Manager of Security Engineering at JavaSoft. He has been active in systems security research for many years, most recently at the Computer Science Laboratory of SRI International. He served as Program Co-Chair of the 3rd and 4th ACM Conferences on Computer and Communications Security (1996 and 1997) and Program Chair of the 7th and 8th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Workshops (1994 and 1995). He is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Computer Security.

He received the B.S. degree (with honours) and the M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1985 and 1987 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge (Jesus College), England, in 1990, all in computer science. He received the IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award in 1994 and the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Outstanding Paper Award in 1989.


Li Gong
Java Security Architect and
Senior Manager, Security Engineering
JavaSoft, Sun Microsystems
e-mail: gong@games.Eng.Sun.COM

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Dennis Allison
Tue Jun 3 16:37:09 PDT 1997