Fabric Working Group to Hold Formative Meeting in
New Brunswick, NJ
Part of Object Management Group's Quarterly Technical
Needham, MA- 09-09-2013-The Object Management Group
(OMG®) will be hosting the formative meeting of a Security
Fabric Working Group (SFWG) at its quarterly
technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ
on Wednesday, September 25th at 1:30pm EST.
The SFWG plans to coordinate, guide and promote the use
and evolution of end-to-end embedded systems security
technology. This formative meeting will also work on a plan
for the Security Fabric Alliance (SFA)- a community of
practice formed by people engaged in the collective learning
process focused on security for all critical infrastructure.
The meeting will outline the need for critical
infrastructure security and will offer case studies of how
the Security Fabric Reference Architecture has been used.
The meeting will also introduce the planned SFA.
"Cyber-attacks to US and international commerce,
industries and Departments of Defense are daily occurrences
creating National Security Issues," said Norman
Eaglestone, co-chair of the planned WG and Chief Systems
Engineer for the MACE Fusion Center. "Until we can
secure every chip, firmware, operating system, network and
middleware capability, our commerce and defenses are
vulnerable. Taking security seriously is an idea whose time
has come. We must turn the tide to make our infrastructures
and future secure."
"We must enlist visionaries, thought leaders and
security practitioners alike dedicated to changing how
security is delivered and managed in our critical
infrastructure; our way of life depends on it," said
Chuck Speicher, co-chair of the planned WG and Managing
Principal Secure System Center at McAfee.
"Rather than improving over time, technological
infrastructure security has actually degenerated as
technology has advanced," said Dr. Richard Soley,
Chairman and CEO of OMG. "OMG has worked with
distributed-systems security specifications since its
founding in 1989 with such international standards as CORBA,
SysML and UML, and has worked on end-to-end systems security
issues in many vertical markets including healthcare,
finance and manufacturing. OMG is the ideal place for SF WG as it brings together all of the top security professionals
in the field to work on standards that will benefit the
industry as a whole."
The meeting is open to all interested participants.
Pre-registration to the event is essential and can be
completed at www.omg.org/sf-reg.
To view the full agenda and learn more about the event,
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