General Tech Meeting - Iain Kyte (Security, Heart Bleed, Nessus, Snort)

  • June 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • SFU Harbour Centre

Our next monthly meeting will take place, as above, on Monday June 16, from 7:00-10:00pm, in Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver.

Our meeting this month will focus upon Security. We are delighted to welcome back this month our our own Iain Kyte. Last year Iain gave an outstanding lecture and we believe he'll do the same again this year.

Iain has been with Linux since 1996 back in the days of book based distributions and bundled CDs.  His first distribution was Slackware, and he then went on to trying other distributions in particular Linux From Scratch and Gentoo. This was a time when Linux was used to create a firewall router to the internet with the Linux firewall tools and it kindled Iain's interest in security.

In 2003 he finished work at Ericsson out of San Diego and got back his interest in IT Security.  This lead him to getting a Master's Degree in Information Systems Security Management.  While completing his Master's degree, he obtained the (ISC)2 CISSP Certification and took three SANS Security courses focusing on General Security, Incident Handling and Wireless.  All this experience is what he brings to the discussion of Linux security and the protection of your network with Linux. He is currently working for Tenable Network Security in the role of a Reverse Engineer and plugin writer for Nessus.

This year Iain is planning to deliver a mult-projector presentation and discuss security in the area of Linux and the OpenSSL Heart Bleed issue. He'll demo Tenable's Nessus and if possible run a Sguil Snort IDS/IPS as well.  It should be quite interesting.

As usual, we'll have a book raffle and adjourn to Steamworks or Waves for drinks afterwards.

So come on out, meet some friends, support your local user group and learn something new.

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  • Sid

    Excellent presentation & rapport with those who attended-too bad some didn't show...

    June 17

  • Joe

    Sounds interesting. I would've liked to come, but timing is out for me on this one.

    June 13

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