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The Northeast Ohio ISSA Security Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Nov 8, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Speaker and Presentation Information

Feature Presentation: Creating a Self-Defending Network with Open Source Software - Defense-in-depth is a security concept in which you deploy multiple “layers” of defense on your network, each one protecting pieces that may have been missed by another.  But these layers often operate independently of one another, going about their business without any interaction with one another.  Using a few pieces of open source software – specifically OSSEC, Snort/Suricata, and Vyatta – a security administrator can build a set of layers that not only detects a scan or attack, but can provide across-the-board stoppage of the source of the attack or scan, not just the individual packets.  This gives the network the ability to respond to attacks quickly, thoroughly, and without interaction from the administrator.

Speaker: Steve McMaster - Steve McMaster is the Director of Internal Operations at Hurricane Labs.  Steve leads a team of network administrators and programmers responsible for the management and operation of the Hurricane Labs network and servers, as well as behind the scenes management of many of the Hurricane Defense line of servers.  Steve’s team works on projects ranging from the Hurricane Defense portal, to management of a 12-node Icinga deployment, to coordination of the technology that powers the new Information Security Summit Training Center.


Open Floor Discussion: Now we want to hear from you.  How does the topic of the feature presentation relate to you and your company.  What works for you?  What doesn't work?  We'll keep this discussion going until we run out of input, or until we run out of time (whichever comes first).

Discussion Facilitator: To Be Determined


If you have any questions about this event in general, please contact Craig Campbell at [masked].

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Our Sponsors

  • Vestige Digital Investigations

    Vestige is sponsoring the March 2014 Chapter Meeting

  • Information Security Summit

    The Information Security Summit sponsored a meeting in our 2013 season.

  • Cadre

    Silver Sponsor

  • ASMGi

    Sponsor of the Sept 2015 MeetUp. Full range consulting firm.

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