[TriLUG] Do Linux users have security questions?
dave at matusiak.org
Tue Jan 29 14:38:38 EST 2013
The focus of my talk last year was to provide a rapid info security
overview for the audience and then show them how to gain experience with
some of the security tools/concepts via Free or Open Source Software.
Admittedly quick overviews (since I was trying to cover a broad scope), but
I talked about:
- virtualization tools (like Xen, KVM, VirtualBox)
- logging/SIEM tools such as AlienVault (formerly OSSIM)
- Intrusion Detection tools like Snort, BroIDS, Suricata
- vulnerability scanning (Nessus was formerly free, OpenVAS)
- pen testing (metasploit, w3af)
- forensics (Sumuri Paladin, SANS SIFT workstation)
- encryption (TrueCrypt)
- and other tools like Nmap, Backtrack Linux, and Security Onion
I also mentioned available attack environments (such as Web Goat, DVL,
Metasploitable) so folks could test things out without attacking legitimate
networks and systems. I made the talk available as a PDF (5.5 MB) which you
can find here: http://matusiak.org/documents/
On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM, <trilug-request at trilug.org> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:29:09 -0500 (EST)
> From: Wesley Hearn <whearn at redhat.com>
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion <trilug at trilug.org>
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Do Linux users have security questions?
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Matusiak"
> > To: trilug <trilug at trilug.org>
> > Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:01:22 PM
> > Subject: [TriLUG] Do Linux users have security questions?
> > Hi all,
> > I was hoping to give a presentation at this year's NCSU FOSS Fair,
> > but
> > don't have the time for a full-blown presentation (sorry, holidays
> > and then
> > everyone in my family has been sick). Instead, I was hoping to
> > perhaps
> > solicit information security questions from Open Source users and see
> > what
> > help/answers I could provide. It would be super fantastic if I could
> > then
> > draw it all together into a cohesive "security landscape" picture for
> > folks
> > to think about, but that will largely depend on what ideas we can
> > spark.
> > Anyone willing to help me out? It would be great if you could send me
> > any
> > relevant questions, as well as links to new FOSS technologies or
> > tools that
> > are security related. I covered many last year, and "how to become
> > familiar
> > with info sec topics and tools via Open Source," but I'm very happy
> > to
> > learn about new stuff. I appreciate any help from this group! (And
> > you're
> > welcome to forward this to other LUGs, FOSS groups, etc).
> > Have a great week, y'all!
> > Dave M.
> > http://matusiak.org
> > --
> What were some of the tools that you covered last year?
> - Wesley
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