The Distinguished Speaker for the 18th ACSAC Conference will be Earl Boebert.
Earl Boebert is a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. He has 44 years of experience in computers - 30 of those years in communications and computer security. He is the holder or co-holder of 13 patents and has participated in four National Research Council studies on security matters.
Prior to joining Sandia, he was the technical founder and Chief Scientist of Secure Computing Corporation where he developed the Sidewinder Security Server, a system that currently protects several thousand sites. Before that, he worked at Honeywell where he rose to the position of Senior Research Fellow. At Honeywell, he worked on secure systems, cryptographic devices, flight software and a variety of real-time simulation and control systems, and won Honeywell's highest award for technical achievement.