ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006

Filed at 12:58 pm under by Ruscetta


Our presentation for August 10th will be

“The Current State of Wireless Security”

with one of ALE’s top security experts,
Michael Warfield
Internet Security Systems Inc., Atlanta

Synopsis:
This session is an overview of the current state of
802.11* wireless standards, security profiles, developments
and practices.

Detail:
As hardware costs plummet, wireless networks are proliferating
rapidly. Many are badly configured and highly insecure, in spite
of improvements in standards and default configurations. This
talk on Wireless Security will be an update on the state of the
art in 802.11 [abgix] security and security practices. Included
will be some recent developments in standards, security
incidents, and developments in the field as well as
recommendations on securing wireless infrastructure.

Bio:
Michael Warfield is the Senior Researcher and Fellow on
the X-Force of Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS), a leading
global provider of information protection solutions that secure
IT infrastructure and defend key online assets from attack and
misuse. 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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Meeting time is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to ALE Central meetings at Emory
Law School are linked on the side bar.

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