Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, June 6, 2007
HP Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B01

Anticipating Failure

Rick Wesson
CEO, Support Intelligence, LLC
About the talk:

Detecting global abuse patterns with realtime black lists, spamtraps and honey pots. Understanding what your network is doing to the rest of the community is difficult, we discuss how to use our tools to understand how your network is abusing other networks and show graphs and stats of trends globally and within the United States.


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About the speaker:

Rick Wesson is the CEO of Support Intelligence which provides a security monitoring service for critical networks, the service targets compromised hosts and provides alerts to operations staff in real time so breaches can be shut down immediately, before serious problems arise. The service is entirely external, passive, and lightweight and operates much like a smoke detector for security breaches of all kinds. The technology works by collecting data from a distributed network of traffic capturing and classification devices spread across the Internet. Currently Support Intelligence tacks some 2.2 Million events per day, users include Fortune 500 companies, national labs, federal law enforcement agencies, universities, and network service providers. Mr Wesson is also the CEO of Alice's Registry, Inc an ICANN accredited domain registrar. Mr Wesson worked in the IETF, NANOG and ICANN to help build current domain registrars, implement Registration protocols and Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC). Within the ICANN framework Mr Wesson served as the co-chair of the DNSO's Registrars Constituency for 4 years and was a member of the ICANN Security and Stability Committee. Mr Wesson participated in the .ORG DNSSEC testbed and currently runs the only deployed registrar with the DNSSEC registration capability. On the non-profit side in 2001 Mr Wesson served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Community Development Credit Union (SCCCU) in Santa Cruz California. The SCCCU has worked to foster small business development, financial literacy and create economic opportunity and is the second largest Community Development Credit Union within the United States. Mr Wesson received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from Auburn University.

Contact information:

Rick Wesson
333 Valencia St
STE 325
San Francisco, CA 94103