ALE Central Mtg. for Thursday, DECEMBER 6TH

Filed at 10:50 pm under by Ruscetta

To accommodate Emory Law School’s room scheduling at
our donated venue we have moved our December 2007
Central meeting date up by 1 week. Instead of the second
Thursday, this month’s ALE Central meeting will be held
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 7:30 pm.,
and our feature presentation for the evening will be

Using Snort To Sniff Out Content-Based Network Attacks

presented by Bob Toxen

Synopsis:
— Snort is the free Open Source tool of choice for spotting and blocking
attacks hiding in normal network traffic (IDS and Intrusion Prevention).
It is good at recognizing content-based attacks aimed at allowed services
and hiding in browser and mail traffic to your client systems as well
as simpler port-based attacks. This presentation will cover basic
installation and use so that you can take advantage of this excellent
tool.

Bio:
— Mr. Bob Toxen, one ALE’s founding members, is the author of Real World
Linux Security [Second Edition, 848pp published by Prentice Hall PTR].
He is a world-class expert on Linux and UNIX security and mixed-OS network
security using Linux. His 30+years of UNIX/Linux experience includes being
one of the 162 developers of Berkeley UNIX and being one of the four creators
of Silicon Graphics’ UNIX.
— Mr. Toxen’s consulting focuses on network and computer security using
low cost Linux solutions for virus and spam filters, hardening Linux servers,
firewalls, VPNs, and more.

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

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