Our feature presentation for the
Thursday, November 8, 2007
ALE Central Meeting will be
Extreme Practical Data Recovery
presented by Michael Warfield
— It’s happened to so many of us. What we dread has come to happen. A
drive has gone bad and precious data is now beyond our reach. A
controller reports drive errors and commands are failing, or worse.
Then we are reminded of all those resolves to do backups. All too late.
But all is not lost. Even with a failed drive, often the vast majority
of the data can be recovered. But drive recovery specialists are
expensive and it’s easy to make a mistake that looses even more data.
This talk will look at some data recovery technique to maximize your
chance of recovering the most data from a failing or failed drive and
knowing when you’ve gotten all you can, while minimizing the chances of
making things worse or wasting time, money, and effort on a failed
— 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
(-: ed note: Michael’s career info is a five time winner of
ALE’s “Most Intimidating Member Bio” award. :-)
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).