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Detection and Network Forensics
Who should attend: Network and system managers, security managers, and auditors. This tutorial assumes some knowledge of TCP/IP networking and client/server computing.
What can intrusion detection do for you? Intrusion detection systems are designed to alert network managers to unusual or possibly hostile events within the network. Once you've found traces of a hacker, what should you do? What kinds of tools can you deploy to determine what happened, how they got in, and how to keep them out? This tutorial provides a highly technical overview of the state of intrusion detection software and the types of products that are available, as well as basic principles to apply to building your own intrusion detection alarms. Methods of recording events during an intrusion are also covered.
Marcus J. Ranum (M1) is CEO and founder of Network
Flight Recorder, Inc. He is the principal author of several major Internet
firewall products, including the DEC SEAL, the TIS Gauntlet, and the TIS
Internet Firewall Toolkit. Marcus has been managing UNIX systems and network
security for over 13 years, including configuring and managing whitehouse.gov.
Marcus is a frequent lecturer and conference speaker.
Who should attend: UNIX administrators who need more knowledge of Solaris administration.
This course covers a variety of topics that matter to Solaris system administrators. We will discuss the major new features of recent Solaris releases, including which to use and how to use them, and which to avoid. This in-depth course will provide the information a system manager/administrator needs to run a Solaris installation effectively.
Peter Baer Galvin (S7, M2) is the chief technologist for
Corporate Technologies, a systems integrator and VAR. Previously, he was the
systems manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has
written articles for Byte and other magazines and is a regular columnist
for SunWorld. He is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts
and the Applied Operating Systems Concepts textbooks. As a consultant and
trainer, Peter has taught tutorials on security and system administration and
has given talks at many conferences.
Who should attend: This tutorial is directed at system administrators who are planning on implementing a Linux solution in a production environment. Course attendees should be familiar with the basics of systems administration in a UNIX/Linux environment: user-level commands, administration commands, and TCP/IP networking. The novice administrator and the guru should both leave the tutorial having learned something.
Topics include (with special emphasis on security):
Upon completion of the course, attendees should feel confident in their ability to set up and maintain a secure and useful Linux network. The tutorial will be conducted in an open manner that allows for questions at all times.
Bryan C. Andregg (M3, T6) is the Director of Networks
at Red Hat Inc. He has been with the company for three years and in that time
has moved from being the only systems administrator through almost every job in
IS. Bryan's next round of business cards will give his job title as
Who should attend: System administrators who are responsible for heterogeneous Windows NT and UNIXbased systems. Attendees should have user-level knowledge of both UNIX and Windows NT, and it's recommended they have systems administration experience in at least one of these OSes.
Today's organizations choose computing solutions from a variety of vendors. Often, integrating the solutions into a seamless, manageable enterprise is an afterthought, left up to system administrators. This course covers specific problem areas in administering a mixture of UNIX and Windows NT systems. The focus will be on practical solutions that can be applied today to real-world administration problems.
For each of the areas of interest we will cover:
Phil Cox (M4, T5) is a consultant for SystemExperts Corporation. Phil
frequently writes and lectures on issues bridging the gap between UNIX and
Windows NT. He is a featured columnist in ;login;, the magazine of USENIX
& SAGE, and has served on numerous USENIX program committees. Phil holds a
in computer science from the College of Charleston, South Carolina.
Who should attend: Consultants, systems architects, information security professionals, system administrators, and anyone responsible for planning, implementing, or evaluating security systems.
There are many different point solutions that address various security issues. Firewalls, IDS, VPNs, authentication devices, and various servers provide tactical point solutions. How do we pull all of these together to form a security system? How do we properly engineer this system and avoid the pitfalls of over-engineering?
You will learn how to quantify values in your networked environment, giving you the information to determine how much security is needed and where.
Topics include the following systems engineering areas as they relate to network security:
While these steps may seem obvious to most of us, when we implement security systems we rarely, if ever, follow this process. We will discuss the vision of a security architecture and how to handle all phases of this process, how to engineer the multiple layers of security, and how to navigate politically and technically to create the best solution for your environment.
Char Sample (M5), a senior systems engineer at L-3
Network Security, has over fourteen years of experience in the industry. One of
the original five engineers on the Gauntlet project at Trusted Information
Systems, Char has installed and integrated over 200 firewalls and has experience
deploying e-commerce solutions. She has developed and delivered training for a
number of organizations and has been an invited speaker for various industry
Who should attend: System and network administrators who want to learn real-life solutions to everyday problems.
Overwhelmed by the rapid change in the systems administration field? This tutorial is a potpourri of learning about UNIX topics that will make you more effective in your role as a system administrator.
Barb Dijker (M6) is currently the owner of and lead everything at NeTrack, a Colorado ISP. She's also the Executive Director of the Colorado Internet Cooperative Association and the president of SAGE. Barb has been a system administrator for 12 years.
Evi Nemeth (M6) is a faculty member in computer sci
ence at the University of Colorado and has managed UNIX systems for the past 20
years, both from the front lines and from the ivory tower. She is co-author of
the UNIX System Administration Handbook.
Who should attend: UNIX system administrators who are also responsible for Windows 2000 systems (or who may become responsible for them). Attendees should be comfortable with general systems administration concepts (file systems, processes, user accounts, backups, and the like), as well as the major tools and procedures used to manage them on UNIX systems. As was true with Windows NT 4.0, a sense of humor will be beneficial when initially approaching Windows 2000.
The primary goal of this course is to help you apply what you already know about systems administration under UNIX to the tasks and challenges of the Windows 2000 environment, in an effort to make that transition as easy and painless as possible. The course will include a variety of real-world examples and will focus on practical techniques and strategies for Windows 2000 systems administration. You can expect a very fast-paced, information-rich course.
Note: People who are familiar with Windows NT 4.0 will find some/much of the material in this course to be a review. Differences between Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 will be discussed.
Aeleen Frisch (M7) has been a system administrator for
over 15 years. She currently looks after a very heterogeneous network of UNIX
and Windows NT systems. She is the author of several books, including
Essential Windows NT System Administration.
Who should attend: Experienced Perl programmers and Webmasters interested in learning more about CGI techniques than would be learned in a class on how to write a CGI program in Perl. Attendees are assumed to know the fundamentals of HTML and CGI programming, as well as using (but not writing) Perl modules.
CGI programming is fundamentally an easy thing. The Common Gateway Interface merely defines that a CGI program be able to read stdin and environment variables, and to write stderr. But writing efficient CGI programs of any degree of complexity is a difficult process.
In all examples, we will show which Perl modules make these tasks easier. Numerous code examples will be provided, as well as pointers to Web pages containing fully functioning examples for later examination.
Tom Christiansen (S4, M8) has been involved with Perl
since day zero of its initial public release in 1987. Lead author of The Perl
Cookbook, co-author of Programming Perl, Learning Perl, and
Learning Perl on Win32 Systems, Tom is also the major caretaker of Perl's
online documentation. He holds undergraduate degrees in computer science and
Spanish and a Master's in computer science. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
In today's fast-moving Internet and client-server world, security is a critical
component of most systems. But security systems are complex and confusing.
Different systems provide overlapping functionality, and what's popular today
Daniel E. Geer, Jr. (M9), is CTO of @Stake. Dr. Geer has a long history in network security and distributed computing management as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, and architect. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and an Sc.D. in biostatistics from Harvard University. In USENIX he has participated in virtually every activity, including serving as technical program chair for the San Diego, California, 1993 Winter Technical Conference, as well as conference chair for both the First Symposium on Mobile and Location Independent Computing and the First USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce. He was elected to the Board of Directors in June 1994 and began an elected two-year term as vice-president in June 1996. He is the co-author of Wiley's Web Security Sourcebook (June 1997).
Jon Rochlis (M9)
is the President of The Rochlis Group, Inc. He was formerly a senior consultant for SystemExperts Corp., providing high-level advice to businesses
large and small in the areas of network security, distributed systems design and management, high availability, and electronic commerce. Before joining
SystemExperts, Mr. Rochlis was engineering manager with BBN Planet, a major
national Internet service provider.
Who should attend: System administrators and network managers responsible for remote access and wide-area networks within their organization. Participants should be familiar with TCP/IP networking and fundamental network security, although some review is provided. The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a step-by-step guide to evaluating an organization's VPN requirements, selecting the appropriate VPN architecture, and implementing it within a preexisting security infrastructure.
Virtual private networking technology provides a flexible mechanism for addressing connectivity needs within many organizations. This class focuses on assessing business and technical requirements for remote access and extranet connections; evaluating VPN technology; integrating VPNs within an existing network infrastructure; common implementation difficulties; and VPN security issues.
After completing this course, attendees should be ready to evaluate their requirements for remote access and begin testing commercial VPN implementations.
Tina Bird (M10) is a senior security analyst at Counter
pane Internet Security. She has implemented and managed a variety of
wide-area-network security technologies and has developed, implemented, and
enforced corporate IS security policies. She is the moderator of the VPN mailing
list and the owner of "VPN Resources on the World Wide Web," a vendor-neutral
source of information about VPN technology. Tina has a B.S. in physics from
Notre Dame and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of