HP Webinar: Tips for Securing Sensitive Documents from Breaches

Date: August 25, 2011
Time: 2:00pm ET

Federal Computer Week has announced a free upcoming webinar entitled, “7 Effective Tips for Securing Sensitive Documents from Internal Breaches“:

Join us for this critical webcast to hear what improved solutions are available to government personnel and contractors to restrict unauthorized access to sensitive data and learn about seven commonly over-looked at-risk areas of vulnerability in your agency.

Attendees will learn:

  • an overall strategy encompassing a range of solutions that provide effective protection while lowering costs;
  • how to implement a strategy to secure and control your print infrastructure using the latest industry applications; and
  • technology to help you achieve energy savings and operational cost reductions at the same time.

The Speaker will be Michael Howard, World Wide Business Development Manager For Security Solutions, Hewlett Packard, Imaging and Printing Group.

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Backtrack 4: How to use Metasploit Training Class

I was going to do some training videos on how to use Backtrack 4. I did some searching to see what was already out there (why re-invent the wheel?) and I found some amazing videos on how to use the Metasploit program in Backtrack 4. If you are looking for some top notch training from some top notch experts, look no further.

This, by far, is some of the best training videos I have seen on Metasploit. It is a taped security conference from the ISSA Kentuckiana Chapter and is billed by Adrian Crenshaw as being “more Metasploit than you can stand!”

The instructors are Adrian “Irongeek” Crenshaw, David “ReL1K” Kennedy (Creator of the Social Engineering Toolkit), Martin “PureHate” Bos, Elliott “Nullthreat” Cutright, and Pwrcycle .

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Metasploit in Backtrack 4
  • Scanning and Pivoting
  • Fuzzing and Exploit Development
  • Meterpreter and Post Exploitation (and a demo of Metasploit Express)
  • Social Engineering Toolkit
  • Encoding fun and Fast Track

The class was held as a charity event with the request that attendees donate to Johnny Long’s Hacker for Charity program. I learned more about Metasploit in a few hours than I have in months playing with it myself. This is definitely worth checking out.

A link to Irongeek’s site, downloadable videos and the Hackers for Charity food program link can be found here

Conference and Seminar Reminder

Busy, busy, busy. A lot going on right now in the cyber security realm. The Microsoft shortcut link Zero day has really caused a stir. Just wanted to remind everyone that the Virtual FOSE conference kicks off today, in about an hour actually. Topics include cybersecurity, cloud computing, Windows Azure and Sharepoint 2010 and product demos. It is free and online. It should be very good, we will definitely check that out.

Also, do not forget about Arcsight’s “Detecting and Stopping Modern Botnets” seminar at 1PM EST today. We will be there too, somehow, lol.

Just to give you a heads up, we have several reviews for you coming soon, some interesting info on IPv6, a possible addition of training videos, new tutorials, and a complete map of the 2012 end of the world. Okay, just kidding on that last part, but we have a flood of information we are going through right now. And I want to make sure I pass along the best to you.

Take care, talk to you soon!

Virtual FOSE Conference this Week

Virtual FOSE is going on this week, and you do not have to travel to Washington, DC to experience it. This top rated technology show is coming direct to you online!

(From website) Government-wide, FOSE is known as the can’t miss annual meeting. No other event draws over 10,000 senior level IT decision makers from federal, state, local, and international government converging to learn, network, share experiences, and evaluate products, services, and solutions from over 400 industry partners.

Virtual FOSE will take this annual meeting to another level and we’re bringing it to your desktop! You don’t have to come to Washington, DC to experience the #1 rated Technology Show for Government. It’s available from the comfort of your office! Join Virtual FOSE July 21 for an inspiring keynote presentation (Craig from Craigslist), in-depth education, new product demos, and peer-to-peer collaboration!

CISSP Exam Prep • Cloud Computing • Windows Azure Platform & SharePoint 2010 • Security Clearance Government Agencies and Social Media • Access Control via Identity Management • Effective Security Architectures And more!

•Expert instructors featuring industry leaders from DHS, NASA, State Dept., EPA, GSA, and more!

Coming this week! Register now!