22 June 2005
San Diego Supercomputer Center security expert to present at AUUG Symposium
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego Supercomputer Center security expert to present at AUUG Symposium.
AUUG announces that Abe Singer from the San Diego Supercomputer Center will be presenting a tutorial and paper at the AUUG Systems Administration Symposium in early July 2005
SYDNEY, Australia -- 22 June, 2005 -- AUUG, the organisation for UNIX, Linux and Open Source professionals, today announced that Abe Singer, respected Open Systems security expert from the San Diego Supercomputer Center, will be presenting a tutorial and paper at the AUUG Systems Administration Symposium 2005. The tutorial will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 5 July, Melbourne on Tuesday 12 July and the symposium - in Sydney only - on Wednesday 6 July.
Abe Singer's tutorial on "Logging Infrastructure and Log Analysis" will describe how to build an infrastructure to collect, preserve, and extract useful information from computer operating system and application logs - ultimately to help the system administrator learn more about what is happening on their systems and networks. The tutorial will be valuable to computer security and system administrators that deal with UNIX, Linux, MAC OS X and Windows, particularly those managing heterogeneous networks.
Abe Singer is a respected Open Systems security expert with the Security Technologies Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. In providing operational security for the Center, he participates in incident response and forensics, and is expanding the SDSC logging infrastructure. His research is in pattern analysis of syslog data for data mining. Abe is the author of "Building a Logging Infrastructure" (SAGE, 2004. http://www.sage.org), and is currently writing a book on Log Analysis, to be published by O'Reilly in early 2006.
Abe has served as an expert witness for the US Department of Justice in cases of illegal intrusion and has been named "Investigator of the Year" by the High Tech Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).
As a bonus, Abe will also be presenting a paper at the Systems Administration symposium (Sydney only) entitled "Security Without Firewalls" that will challenge the industry wide preoccupation with firewalls and back this up with his real life experience in networks containing thousands of machines.
More information on the security tutorial is available online at http://www.auug.org.au/sysadmin2005/
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION SYMPOSIUM
The AUUG Systems Administration Symposium, is a chance to expand your knowledge, meet with domain experts and peers, and discuss the administration of Unix, Linux, MAC OS X and heterogeneous systems that include Windows. Presentations will include:
- "Automated Monitoring Of PC Hardware", Frank Crawford, ac3
- "Which Linux Filesytem?", Dr Peter Chubb, Gelato@UNSW
- "Firewall Redundancy and Failover - The Thousand Dollar Challenge", Adrian Close, Hitwise
- "Solaris Network Performance Considerations", David Purdue, Sun Microsystems
- "Patch Management Through Automated Baseline Management Services", Rodney Lindner, Sun Microsystems
- "Minimising Threats By Keeping Red Hat And Related Systems Up To Date", Frank Crawford, ac3
- "Security Without Firewalls", Abe Singer, San Diego Supercomputer Center
The full symposium programme is available online at http://www.auug.org.au/events/sysadmin2005/
Event Details - Both Events
Those wishing to attend need to register online at http://www.auug.org.au/events/sysadmin2005/
The tutorial will be presented at the Australian Institute of Management, 215 Pacific Highway, North Sydney on Tuesday 5 July 2005, and in Melbourne at the Australian Industry Group, Ground Floor, 20 Queens Road, Melbourne Vic 3004 on Tuesday 12 July 2005. Both AUUG members and non-members can attend with discounts for AUUG members, members of affiliated organizations and students. Registration for the tutorial is $425 for AUUG & SAGE-AU members, $500 for members of ACS, ISOC-AU, Linux Australia, LUGs, Uniform NZ, Usenix and $575 for non-members. There is a discounted student rate of $70.
The symposium will be held in Sydney at the Australian Institute of Management, 215 Pacific Highway, North Sydney on Wednesday 6 July 2005. Both AUUG members and non-members can attend with discounts for AUUG members, members of affiliated organizations and students. Registration for the symposium is $150 for AUUG & SAGE-AU members, $180 for members of ACS, ISOC-AU, Linux Australia, LUGs, Uniform NZ, Usenix and $210 for non-members. There is a discounted student rate of $70.
Attendees of both the Logging Tutorial and the Systems Administration Symposium receive a $100 discount.
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- Unix operating systems from proprietary vendors
- Linux, BSD and other Open Source operating systems
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