Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo

presents ...

A Smart Community Seminar

(In)Security in the Smart Community

Mark McArdle

Vice President, Internet Security Engineering

Wednesday, October 25, 2000
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

About the Seminar

The emergence of Smart Communities on the Internet offers society a potentially powerful new way to interact with local neighbours, merchants and organizations. One of the major benefits of a Smart Community is the ease in which citizens can gather and share information that is specifically relevant in their locality. However, with the sacred freedom of communication comes a dark side. Today, we must come to terms with the new notions of identity, privacy and integrity on the Internet. In the age of the LoveLetter Virus, and widespread Denial of Service attacks, it is clear that the threats are real. What should academia, industry, government and the citizenry do to ensure that the Smart Community is a Safe Community?

About the Speaker

Mark McArdle has the overall responsibility for the design and delivery of security and availability products for Mr. McArdle joined Network Associates in 1997 through the PGP Inc. acquisition. At Network Associates, he held several senior management positions, most recently as VP, PGP Product Development, and he was responsible for the development of the PGP desktop and server products, including the PGPnet VPN client. Prior to Network Associates, Mr. McArdle was a member of the Internet Client development team at Open Text Corp., where he developed one of the first Internet access desktop products. He has also held development positions at MKS and at IBM Canada Ltd. Mr. McArdle recently returned to Waterloo after nearly 4 years in Silicon Valley. His R&D office next door to the University of Waterloo is responsible for the design, development and testing of all security products and services. Mr. McArdle received a BSc (1994) from the University of Waterloo. offers businesses Web-based network security solutions in the areas of anti-virus and firewall protection, VPN capabilities and vulnerability assessment. Founded in January 2000, is a Network Associates company, the world's largest provider of anti-virus and security software for consumers and corporations. As the world's eighth-largest software company, Network Associates' 1998 revenue was $990 million. Web site:

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Sponsorship

This seminar is sponsored by The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part of Janna Systems), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.