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Security - Presented by Iain Kyte (a local security expert)

  • Apr 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • SFU Harbour Centre

Hi folks,

Please note the non-standard date for our April General Meeting. SFU Harbour Centre was unavailable for the third Monday of the month and so our meeting will be held on the 22nd instead.

As usual our meeting will be followed by a book raffle and we will adjourn to Steamworks for drinks and snacks afterwards.

Our theme this month is Security. Our presenter is Iain Kyte a local security expert who frequently attends Vanlug meetings.

Iain has been with Linux since 1996 back in the days of Book based distributions and bundled CDs.  First Distribution was Slackware, then went on to trying other distributions in particular Linux From Scratch and Gentoo.  At this time Linux was used to create a firewall router to the internet with the Linux firewall tools.

In 2003 he finished work at Ericsson out of San Diego got back his interest in IT Security.  This lead to him getting a Master's Degree in Information Systems Security Management.  While completing the 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 wants to bring to discussion on Linux Security and Protection of your network with Linux.

The talk is on how Linux can be used to protect your network and devices.  The discussion is to go over basic Hardening and focus on Linux.  Then look at the Linux Firewall and a basic configuration used in a small network environment where Linux is the Router/Firewall.  Then add the concept of Intrusion Detection or Intrusion Protection with Snort or Suricata.  This can be enhanced with the SGUIL project to create a Security Monitoring system.  This is packed in the Security Onion distribution.  Last is to test the network with Nessus or OpenVAS.


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  • Kim K.

    Sorry, visiting with my daughters. Looks like a great turnout!

    April 18, 2013

  • John W.

    I am really looking forward to this!

    April 13, 2013

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