Upcoming Computer Security Seminars

Two interesting security webinars are coming up next week. Unfortunately, both are at the same time, June 29, 2010 at 1PM EST.

    • Organizations are storing more network traffic and logs than ever before. Encryption prevents content-based analysis of many malicious activities, from command-and-control channels to proprietary data exfiltration. Gigabytes of logs are daunting. How do you find the needle in the haystack? In this fast-paced presentation, Jonathan Ham demonstrates how to conduct a statistical analysis of network traffic in order to identify and isolate suspicious connections, using tools and techniques easily at hand. (From Website)
      • Jonathan Ham, a certified SANS instructor who teaches globally, holds CISSP, GSEC, GCIA, and GCIH certifications, and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board.
      • Rich Bakos has over a decade of experience designing, implementing, managing and securing IT networks.
    • 21st Century businesses are highly dependent on digital technologies and they have more to do than ever to beat the odds against a coordinated cyber attack. In recent years, cybercrimes have dramatically increased in quantity, diversity and sophistication. In 2008 alone, over 20 million malicious programs such as viruses, worms and Trojans were created and over 45,000 different botnets were involved in cybercrimes. Join ArcSight CEO, Tom Reilly, and his guests as they discuss some of the architectural issues that enable modern security threats as well as techniques for shutting them down and new solutions for detecting and stopping cybercrimes. (From Website)
      • Joseph Menn, Author of the new book – Fatal System Error
      • Dr. Nir Kshetri, Author of the new book – The Global Cybercrime Industry
      • Barrett Lyon, CEO, 3Crowd Technologies and Computer Wizard who penetrated both the Russian cyber-mob and American Mafia
      • Andy Crocker, COO, Cybersecurity Shield and former investigator with the National Hi Tec Crime Unit at the National Crime Squad in the UK
      • Dr. Prescott Winter, CTO for Public Sector, ArcSight

I can’t really recommend one over the other. I have heard Jonathan Ham before, he is really good, and the SANS webcast are always top notch. It also looks like ArcSight has put together a very interesting group of presenters. I have registered for both, but will probably watch the SANS one when it goes to archive in a week or so. Both should be very informative.


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