GTISC To Host VoIP Security Summit

Keynote by Reed E. Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), a national leader in information security research and education, today announced it will host the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Security Summit on Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Global Learning & Conference Center on the Tech campus. One of the most innovative and controversial communications technologies today, VoIP enables consumers and businesses to use an Internet connection to carry their phone service.

"GTISC is committed to helping consumers and enterprises alike overcome security issues with new technologies, and the VoIP Security Summit is an important forum for examining the concerns and possible solutions for this exciting new option in phone service," says Mustaque Ahamad, director of GTISC. "We thank the executives from Avaya, BellSouth, Ciena, Covergence, Internet Security Systems and Telcordia for participating in the Summit and sharing their expertise with us."

At the Summit, Reed E. Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and senior adviser to McKinsey & Company, will deliver the keynote address, entitled "Brand New Day: Open Networks and Open Society." Hundt will explore whether the convergence of network technologies will or should lead to open networks and an open society.

Additionally, industry leaders from Avaya (NYSE: AV), BellSouth (NYSE: BLS), Ciena Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), Covergence, Internet Security Systems (Nasdaq: ISSX), Telcordia Technologies, Inc., and Georgia Tech will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Georgia Tech's John P. Imlay Dean and Distinguished Professor of Computing Richard DeMillo. The panel will examine security challenges and potential approaches for addressing them, including the role of regulation, from the perspective of the different sectors related to this new technology.

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The Georgia Tech Information Security Center, a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, is an interdisciplinary center involving faculty from Computing, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the School of Public Policy.