The other day, I received an electronic flyer about a big meeting on security in Washington. The list of people and companies invited was impressive. There were Internet companies, encryption and decryption companies, companies that specialized in electronic break-ins and so forth. In terms of the Internet, Web access and protecting corporate and governmental data, the list included essentially everyone who is anyone. What's wrong with this picture?

Where were the architects and systems integrators? Where were the data warehouse specialists? They were nowhere to be found on the list.

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