"The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), partners in the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), invite interested parties to attend a government-industry IT security forum to discuss potential public and private sector strategies for the development of security requirements and specifications needed for the protection of government, business and personal computing and real-time control systems.
The primary purpose of the IT security forum is to bring national attention to the concept of security requirements definition and its importance in developing a more secure information infrastructure within the United States. Leaders from government, industry, and academia will have an opportunity to share their views on the role of security requirements in the development, testing and acquisition of commercial products and systems. There will also be discussion on prospective approaches to security requirements development, the importance of national and international standards, cost-effective and timely testing strategies, and the use of state-of-the-art tools and techniques in this area.
The Government-Industry IT Security Forum will follow the First Symposium on Requirements Engineering for Information Security (SREIS) hosted by the Purdue University Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in cooperation with the North Carolina State University (NCSU) E-commerce program and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)."