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Defending Against the Dark Arts
Grand Ballroom C
Today's threats to the enterprise are manifested in many ways but all share similar traits: highly intelligent, well-funded and determined to gain access. In this class, we will explore the murky world of the black-hats. We will examine your security foot-print as they view it, and discuss ways to minimize it, various vectors for attack, and how to detect and defend. We will spend time talking about current threats, and how they can impact your company, and we will build upon the foundations of good security practice. As with all my classes, this will be accompanied with a pinch of humor and a large dollop of common sense.
Participants should be beginning to mid-level system administrators of any stripe with an interest in IT Security and a desire to understand their potential adversaries. It is suggested that participants have experience with *nix command line and virtual hosts. This course is a continuation of, and will build on, what is taught in Hands On Security for Sysadmins. However, attending that course is not a prerequisite.
Tools, tips, tricks and a working security toolkit which can be implemented to improve monitoring, detection and defense in your organization. Experience working with (mostly) free security software tools.
- Understanding an attack from beginning to end
- Security Podiatry Social Engineering detection and prevention
- Detecting undesirable network and server behavior
- Detecting penetration attempts and successes, and stopping them
- Raising awareness