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ALE Central Mtg. for Thurs., Nov. 20, 2008

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Our feature presentation for the
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7:30pm
ALE Central Meeting will be

“Toward a Robust Domain Naming System”

presented by Michael Warfield

Synopsis:
— As automatic and invisible as they may seem to the average
internet user, reliable network Domain Name Services don’t just
happen. From enterprise service providers to home networks,
good design in domain naming and DNS management are essential
components of a stable and secure network. Drawing on recent
papers presented for IBM-ISS, the talk will cover the design and
implementation considerations of setting up robust deployments
of Domain Name Services, including some forensic thoughts on
the AT&T debacle of a few months back.

Bio:
— Michael Warfield is a Senior Researcher and Analyst for the X-Force
Managed Security Services of IBM Internet Security Systems.
— With computer security experience dating back to the early 1970s and
Unix experience dating back to the early 1980s, Mike is responsible for
doing research into security vulnerabilities and intrusion protection
techniques for IBM-ISS X-Force.
— Prior to joining ISS, now IBM-ISS, Mike has held positions such as, a
Unix systems engineer, Unix consultant, security consultant and network
administrator on the Internet. He is one of the resident Unix gurus at
the Atlanta UNIX Users Group and is one of the founding members of the
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts. He is also an active member of the Samba
development team and is a contributor to the Linux Kernel and numerous
Open Source Software projects. Mike has published articles on both
Samba and on Security and is a respected cryptographer in the Open
Source community.

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Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).