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Anti-Spyware Coalition Public Workshop:
Defining the Problem, Developing Solutions

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Hyatt Regency Washington

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

5:00pm – 7:00pm Internet Caucus Kickoff and Technology Fair

Members of the ASC will be demoing anti-spyware technologies at the Internet Caucus's kickoff fair on February 8th.  The fair will take place in room G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

8:00am - 8:50am Continental Breakfast and Registration

Sponsored by Cyber Security Industry Alliance

9:00am – 9:30am Welcome and Introductions (Regency A) VIDEO

Keynote Address:

Deborah Platt Majoras

Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

(Paul Kurtz, CSIA, to introduce Majoras)

9:30am – 9:50am Spyware Overview: (Regency A) VIDEO

Susannah Fox, Associate Director Pew Internet & American Life Project

(Debbie Morey, HP, to introduce Fox)

10:00am – 10:50am Panel: Spyware’s Impact on Businesses and Individuals (Regency A)

This panel will provide an introduction to the day’s topic by exploring the current state of the spyware problem.  Speakers will address affects on privacy, financial security, corporate responsibilities and productivity.


Larry Ponemon, the Ponemon Institute


Michael Allred, CISO, State of Utah

Cindy Southworth, NNEDV

Suzi Turner, SpywareWarrior

11:00am – 11:50am Panel: Overview of Solutions (Regency A) VIDEO

How can individuals and organizations best combat the assault of spyware on their own computers?  Panelists will explore the options available to those already infected and the best ways to avoid infection.


Harry McCracken, PC World


Matt Cobb, EarthLink

Ed Skoudis, SANS Institute

Ed Felton, Princeton University

Justin Brookman, New York Attorney General’s Office

12:00pm – 1:25pm Luncheon Keynote Address: (Columbia A/B) VIDEO

Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy & Technology, to give overview of ASC

Federal Trade Commissioner Jonathan Leibowitz

Keynote Address by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal

1:30pm – 2:55pm            Breakout Session I

  • Education I – Increasing Awareness With the Use of Safety Tips (Congressional B)

We will address the issue of educating public individuals as well as organizations through tip sheets.  Panelists from the Internet Education Foundation, the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Federal Trade Commission will all share their experiences in developing these types of tip documents.


Cindy Southworth, NNEDV


John Levine, Author, Internet for Dummies

Tim Lordan, IEF

Nat Wood, FTC

Tatiana Platt, AOL

Tom West , Dell

  • Policy & Enforcement I – Tracking Spyware Across Borders (Capitol B)

The legal challenges facing the spyware problem are made even more complex because of the distributed nature of the Internet.  This panel will discuss the best policies and practices for dealing with spyware in a geographically and politically diverse context.


Jimmy Kuo, McAfee


Maneesha Mithal, Acting Associate Director for the International

Division of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection

Chris Boyd (aka paperghost), FaceTime

Katherine Tassi, Washington State AG

  • Corporate Security I – Corporate Policies for Spyware Control (Congressional E)

The destructive nature of spyware in the corporate setting can decrease office productivity and potentially cause data security problems.  Which protective policies work in a corporate setting, and what have the experts learned in putting them in place?


Ron Teixeira, NCSA


Tim Johnson, SurfControl

Chris Harget, BlueCoat

Troy Donnelly, HP CISO rep

David Dagon, Georgia Tech University

Brady Brown, Mustang Engineering

  • Industry Guidelines I – Fighting Spyware Through Industry Self-Regulation (Regency A) VIDEO

Industry self-regulation can be an important part of the fight against spyware.  Experts will discuss new initiatives and best practices.


Tori Case, CA


Fran Maier, TRUSTe

Bill Day, CEO WhenU 

Eric Goldman, Marquette Law School

Eric Howes, Spyware Warrior

Jules Polonetsky, AOL

3:00pm – 4:25pm            Breakout Session II 


  • Education II – Effective Outreach Campaigns (Congressional E)

This panel will ask what methods have worked best to educate the public about spyware so far.  How can we learn from those previous programs to design future outreach and lessen the impact of spyware?


Michael Kaiser, NCVC


Ron Teixeira, NCSA

Richard Stiennon, Webroot

Luis Villa, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Michelle Boykins, NCPC

Nick Nyhan, SafeCount

  • Policy & Enforcement II – Anti-Spyware Laws & Legislation (Regency A) VIDEO

Anti-spyware legislation has passed the House and is moving at a rapid pace in today’s Congress.  The experts on this panel will discuss the current state of laws in the country, as well as the potential future of federal anti-spyware work.


Peter Swire, Ohio State University


David Cavicke, House Energy & Commerce Committee

Brad Schuelke, Texas AG Office

Paul Kurtz, CSIA

Frank Torres, Microsoft

Paul Martino, Alston Bird

  • Corporate Security II – The Position of Spyware in the Corporate Threat Landscape (Congressional B)

Spyware poses unique threats to corporate networks.  Security experts will discuss the steps their companies take to protect themselves.


Doug Camplejohn, Mi5 Networks


Phil Harris, CISO, Providian

Pamela Fusco, Head Global Information Security, Citigroup

Bob West, Former CISO, Fifth Third Bank

Ken Pfeil, Former CISO, Capital IQ

Scott Blake, CISO, Liberty Mutual

Richard Baldry, Sophos

  • Industry Guidelines II – Anti-Spyware Industry Collaboration (Capitol B)

What are the most effective and user-beneficial methods for the anti-spyware industry to work together in fighting the spread of spyware?  This panel will look at the potential for organizations and corporations involved in the anti-spyware industry to develop common standards for anti-spyware work.


Lou Levy, Leventhal Senter & Lerman


Ari Schwartz, CDT

Larry Bridwell, ICSA

Mike Wood, Lavasoft

Trevor Hughes, NAI

Sarah Gordon, Symantec

4:30pm – 5:30pm            Plenary Wrap Up — Moving Forward (Regency A) VIDEO

The final session of the day will look into the future to predict the evolution of the spyware problem and what we must do to meet those emerging challenges.  Technologists, law enforcement officials and industry leaders will describe the hurdles that the industry will have to deal with and the methods that might be employed.


Orson Swindle, Former Federal Trade Commissioner


Trevor Hughes, NAI

Dave Methvin, PCPitStop

Ben Edelman

Mitch Dembin, Asst. US Attorney, Southern District, California

Jules Polonetsky, AOL


Bios for all speakers and panelists are available here.
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