Eric Rescorla has made his slides available from his excellent talk from USENIX Security last year titled "The Internet is Too Secure Already". The slides are here: http://www.rtfm.com/TooSecure-usenix.pdf.
Your homework, is to tattoo this presentation on the inside eyelids of every security researcher in the planet so they are forced to read it, and keep re-reading it.
But before that, take the time to register for some of the fine Usenix conferences: their Annual Technical Conference (mostly operating system and "advanced computing" topics), security (real security research, not "how to install a firewall"), and System Administration (mostly Unix and internet technologies). These are some of the best conferences around. (If registration isn't open yet, at least mark your calendar.)