The ALE CENTRAL meeting for Thursday, Oct. 18th,
2012 at 7:30pm in Emory Gambrel Hall room 1C will be a reprise
of last weeks ALE-NW presentation:
Securing a Debian Box to NISPOM Standard
presented by Jonathan Meek
In order for any computer system to hold classified data on a U.S. Government
system, it must be certified by the Defense Security System (DSS) which requires
the computer system to align to the National Industrial Security Program
Operation Manual (NISPOM) standards. By default, Red Hat Linux is the default
Linux operating system of choice by DSS and others are typically not passed. So
what does one do when a system is based on Debian and needs to meet NISPOM
standards? In this presentation, it will be shown the steps needed to meet
NISPOM standards on a Debian system.
Jonathan Meek is a Research Scientist for Georgia Tech Research Institute, doing
work in the Quality Assurance Department of the Electronic Systems Lab. He holds
a bachelors degree in computer science and is currently working on his masters.
He started working with Linux in 2006 at the suggestion of one of his
professors. Previous to his work at Georgia Tech Research, he worked at King &
Spalding LLP on the IT Support team. His hobbies include running, writing, movie
trivia, and teaching the Computer merit badge to Boy Scouts. He holds
memberships with the National Eagle Scout Association, Association of Computer
Machinery and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at