----- Forwarded message from helena at netsoc.tcd.ie -----
From: helena at netsoc.tcd.ie
Subject: [Netsoc] FBI + Sun security experts!
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 23:53:03 +0000 (GMT)
A little bit of much needed techno-paranoia over the holidays. It's not
during term, but this was just too good to pass up...
Lance Spitzner (FBI) and Jim Settle (Sun Miscrosystems)
Wednesday, 20th March, 7:00pm
Ussher Theare, Arts Building
Cost to you? Nothing.
These top-notch computer security experts are also speaking at the 'The
National IT and E-security Summit'. NITES would cost you 714 euro. The
Netsoc talk? Free!*
Hackers, penetration, exploiting and, eh, packets.** All the hard, armoured
action you need for some Easter fun. There will be discussion, of course,
and drinks to follow.
Below are brief biographies of two speakers. If you're in Dublin on 20th
March, this is defintely one NOT to miss.
See you then!
LANCE SPITZNER: Senior Security Architect, Sun Microsystems, USA and
founder, The Honeynet Project
Lance Spitzner is a self confessed geek whose job is to do battle with the
bad guys. He spent seven years in the army, following which he became
involved in the world of information security. Now he fights the bad guys
with IPv4 packets, as opposed to 120mm SABOT rounds. He is founder of the
Honeynet Project (www.project.honeynet.org), a non-profit research group
whose goal is to learn the tools, tactics, and motives of the blackhat
community and share these lessons learned with the security community.
Spitzner is also lead author of the book "Know Your Enemy" and publisher
of a variety of security papers.
JIM SETTLE: Chief Executive, Settle Services in Technology and former head
of Computer Crime Unit, FBI
Settle re-organised the FBI's efforts in dealing with network computer
crime. As the former head of the FBI's National Computer Crime Squad, he
knows the methods used to break into public switched networks, the
internet, and packet switched common carriers. Jim co-authored the
"Internet and Internetworking Security Handbook" and the recent Simon and
Schuster book, "@ Large," is about Settle and the FBI's National Computer
Crime Squad. He is regularly consulted on network security by the major
print and TV media including NBC, CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal
* Entrance is free to members of any college Netsoc ( e.g. TCD, UCD,
Redbrick . . . ). Membership will be available at the door, priced at
1 euro for students and 3 euros for non-students.
** Not forgetting the cracks, holes and breaches. (I'm going to hell.)
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