Keeping the Net Healthy: A Conversation with Vinton Cerf, Paul Mockapetris, and Esther Dyson

Keeping the Net Healthy: How Can We Develop an Immune System for the Internet?

Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; one of the “fathers of the Internet”
Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board, Nominum; Creator, Domain Name System (DNS)
Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings & Angel Investor - Moderator

Viruses, spyware, spam, phishing, zombie machines. Several years ago, we might have thought of these as just a nuisance, and their perpetrators as mostly underemployed kids. Today, cybercrime is worth billions of dollars to loosely organized networks of criminals that prey on individuals, businesses and governments with malicious or profit-seeking intent. What are some of the current threats, and how is industry responding to them? What new threats might we expect in the coming years? Is the Internet's health partly a result of misaligned incentives, where those who cause the damage don't bear its costs? How can we change that? What more should industry, government and individuals be doing to protect the network and, ultimately, ourselves?

Location: Quadrus Conference Center, 2400 Sandhill Rd., Menlo Park
Time: 6:15 p.m. check-in and networking reception, 7 p.m. program
$30 members, $30 non-members (in advance), $50 at door
Also know: In Association with StopBadware