ALE-NW @ SPSU MTG. for Thurs., Nov 14, 7:30pm

Filed at 6:46 am October 20, 2013 under by JD P

The monthly ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday November 14th, 2013 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.


Title: Linux Server Security: A beginner’s guide
Presenter: Jonathon Meek
Date: 11/14 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202

As we see more and more attacks against maintainers of data, it has prompted many people to move their data from the cloud to their own home server. However, this means learning the ins and outs of Linux server security. This talk is geared towards starting on the ground level and do the “low-hanging fruit” within Linux server security such as setup of services, using sudo & doing backups “The Right Way” along with the tools to complete the job.

Jonathan Meek is an Application Developer Specialist with AT&T IT Operations. His work has been on developing software to recover un-provisioned network elements and helping design the next generation of provisioning workflow within the company. He was Research Scientist for Georgia Tech Research Institute for three years, doing work in the Quality Assurance Department of the Electronic Systems Lab. He holds a bachelors and a masters degree in computer science from Southern Polytechnic State University. 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. He holds memberships with the National Eagle Scout Association and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.


ALE-NW meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting.

In December, we will merge with ALE-Central for a Key Signing Party and Solstice Social. Be certain to mark your calendars!


The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the meeting.
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
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or visit the ALE-NW webpage page at
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Learn more about GA-400 Linux Group: We informally meet most Sundays to discuss Linux.


Free parking after 7pm in non-reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best. If you park before that time, you may get a ticket, boot, or towed. Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east of the parking deck.

ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]

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