Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Early registration for IEEE Key Management Summit ends on Friday, April 9

The early registration for the IEEE Key Management Summit 2010 has been extended a week to April 9th. This also corresponds to the hotel cut-off date, so please get your hotel reservations in before then to get the discounted rate.

Co-Located Events: MSST2010 Tutorials, SNAPI 2010, KMS 2010, & MSST2010 Research Track

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Resort, Spa and Casino
May 3-7, 2010

Early Registration Deadline Extended: This Friday, April 9, 2010

To register, please visit: https://www.spgeventformer.com/ieee/2010/msst/attendees/

Please find the registration fees attached. To take advantage of the early registration discounted fees and packages your registration must be processed by THIS Friday, April, 9, 2010.


The 26th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies will be held May 3-7 on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. We are looking forward to five days of state-of-the-art technical discussions in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

MSST2010 is comprised of a set of related and co-located events. The Massive Storage Systems and Technology theme begins on Monday with tutorials, continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with the MSST Symposium, and concludes on Thursday and Friday with the MSST Research Track. The symposium consists of invited speakers, while the research track features peer-reviewed research papers. The events are related but also stand on their own.

On Monday, there is the workshop on Storage Network Architecture and Parallel I/Os which also features peer-reviewed papers. The Key Management Seminar, on Tuesday and Wednesday, focuses on issues related to key management.

For more information on the IEEE MSST2010 Conference please visit: http://storageconference.org/

For more information on the IEEE KMS2010 Conference please visit: http://2010.keymanagementsummit.org/

For more information on the IEEE SNAPI2010 Workshop please visit: http://toni.site.ac.upc.edu//SNAPI2010/


There is a rate of $129.00 + 13% sales/room tax per night for a single/double room secured for attendees of the symposium, which includes internet access. The hotel reservation cutoff date is April 9that 5:00 PM P.S.T. Reservations received after this date will be accepted by the hotel on a space available basis.

Reservations Online

To make your hotel reservation online, please use the following link: Hyatt Online Reservation

1. Under ‘Your Access Code’ enter MSST2010 (no spaces).
2. Select your preferred dates.
3. Choose number of rooms and number of guests in each room from the drop down menus.

Reservations by Phone

Please call (800) 233- 1234 and use reference code IEEE Computer Society to secure the group rate of $129 + 13% tax per night.

Questions? If you have questions regarding the conference registration, please contact: ieeemsst@spgeventformer.com or 858.385.2785.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Federated key management and cloud computing

Cloud computing creates some hard problems for information security professionals. Some of these deal with arcane compliance issues. Others deal with keeping data in the cloud safe.

The easiest way to keep data in the cloud safe is to encrypt it, but that causes all sorts of key management problems that are just as hard as the original security problems. You can read more about this, as well as potential ways to solve this problem on the SC Magazine web site here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Speaker submission deadline is December 31, 2009

The KMS program committee has decided to set the submission deadline for speaking proposals to the end of 2009. At this point, we have received enough proposals to fill about half of the agenda, and would like to have the whole agenda ready by January. For more details on submitting proposals, please see the KMS 2010 speaking proposal page.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Redesigning the Key Management Summit Website(s)

After playing with different website hosting options like GoDaddy and Dreamhost, we're going to instead try out the Google suite of products. These arguably may not be as powerful and flexible as running WordPress or Joomla, but they have the advantage of being a stable service and (more importantly) not requiring a lot of administration time from the program committee. When you're volunteering your time, it's important to get the biggest bang for your time, and services like Google Blogger and Google Sites let you just focus on content and not system administration.

You'll notice a few changes over the next several weeks as we migrate content over.