[unisog] Best Security Conferences / Training?

H. Morrow Long morrow.long at yale.edu
Tue Feb 25 17:28:46 GMT 2003


I'd second everything said by everyone else here so far.

1.	Randy Marchany (Virginia Tech and SANS) has put on a number
	of SANS training sessions and/or targeted at just .EDU folks.
	There is one in Blacksburg, VA (3/3-5) for which SANS is
	offering the fantastic SANS material for three days for only $100.
	Let me know if you are interested and perhaps we can work
	something out involving an already paid for slot and already
	paid for plane tickets out of Bradley Airport. See attachment #1.

2.	The Educause/Internet2 Security Task Force is convening the
	first Information Security Professionals Workshop for higher
	Ed in Temecula California (at the Pechanga Resort and Casino)
	on April 22nd and 23rd.  I've heard from several people who will
	be attending and a number of us would like to see this group
	can take over and push the cause of Higher Ed information security
	which was started by the CUISP (College and University Information
	Security Professionals) group.  Held at the same time as AN-MSI and
	just preceding Secure-IT we hope to see a number of BOFs as well.
	See attachment #2.

H. Morrow Long
University Information Security Officer
Yale University, ITS, Dir. InfoSec Office

Brian Reilly wrote:
> Phil, 
> There's the Educause Security Professionals Workshop
> (http://www.educause.edu/conference/security/2003/) this summer, which is
April 22nd and 23rd, though it should feel like summer in S. California...

> scheduled in conjunction with the first Secure-IT Conference
> (http://www.secureitconf.com/default.html).  The Educause security
> workshops and the occasional SANS University workshops are the closest
> thing to a "national .edu network security conference" that I can think
> of.
> As far as other recommendations for conferences and training, it really
> depends on what specific topics you're looking for.  I've gotten a lot out
> of the Usenix Security conferences, as they offer both "standard"
> conference training and discussions about emerging projects, tools,
> threats, etc.
> --Brian

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[unisog] 3 Day SANS-EDU training seminar, $100/person for entire event
marchany at vt.edu
Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:48:18 -0500
unisog at sans.org
marchany at vtrand.cc.vt.edu

Just another note to tell you about the 3 day SANS seminar hosted at VA Tech 
in Blacksburg, VA on 3/3-5/03. The full day classes are pulled directly from 
the SANS GIAC certification tracks (usually $500/person/day) and are:

1. Monday, 3/3: Securing Unix/Linux (Hal Pomeranz) OR Securing W2K (David Rice)
2. Tuesday/Wed, 3/4-5: Network Traffic Analysis using TCPDUMP (Judy Novak)

Day 1 is taken from the GIAC Unix Security or Window Security tracks. Day 2 
and 3 are from the GIAC Intrusion Detection track. Note that if you take these 
classes, you only have to take the other days in a particular track should you 
decide to attend the SANS conferences to get a GIAC certification.

The cost is $100/person for the 3 days and any faculty/staff from any EDU is 
eligible. No commercial, private or govt staff are eligible. EDU only.

Full registration, course info, hotel info is at http://conted.vt.edu/isect.

If you have any questions, let me know.

	-Randy Marchany
	VA Tech Computing Center
	Blacksburg, VA 24060
	540-231-9523 (office)
	540-231-1688 (lab)
	marchany at vt.edu
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Subject: Register Now for Two New IT Security Events
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 12:32:01 -0700
From: EDUCAUSE <educause at EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Reply-To: educause-request at EDUCAUSE.EDU

 April 23-25, 2003, Temecula, California

 April 22-23, 2003, Temecula, California

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  - Dr. Gene Spafford, Professor of Computer Sciences and Philosophy
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  - Security Professionals Workshop (see more information below)
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