Systems Engineering and Administration Technical User
Meeting Re-caps for 2010
Last Meeting: July 15, 2010
Our July meeting will follow the security management theme. We have two relevant topics lined up.
First, the local SE from Splunk will be on-hand for a live instructional walkthrough of log management and search capabilities that Splunk offers.
Second, we'll have a presentation from Cyber-Ark software on identity management and how to properly secure privileged accounts.
Door prizes sponsored by Microsoft/GITCA and Cyber-Ark Software
MAY 26th - 6:30pm
1) Security tools and
notes from the field - Jack Daniel
First, Jack Daniel (Community Development Manager for Astaro) will be giving us a security briefing including tools you can't live without and a general update from the world of security. Jack's a very dynamic speaker with lots of great knowledge to share. You *will* come away from his presentation with things that will make your job better and more interesting. Click here for Jack's Slide deck.
Second, Scott Pratt will give us an update on Hyper-V R2, DPM 2010 and why these products work so well together. Scott is a wealth of knowledge on all things Microsoft.
For the intro slide deck, including news and links to tools - click here.
Thursday April 1, 2010
For anyone interested, Jefff from Polycom has invited us down to the Polycom demo center for a much more interactive and hands-on demo. If there's enought interesd I'll schedule a group field trip. Send an email and let me know if you'd like to attend.
Our guest speaker, Jeff Giampa from Polycom had a good discussion, and covered the following topics (and more!):
This meeting is not focused on Polycom products but the underlying technologies involved with deploying video and collaboration tools on your network. There will be some discussion around specific Polycom products and technologies as well as live demo units at the meeting.
January 21, 2010 - NAC and Network Security (Bradford Networks)
Click here for the slide deck from the meeting.
Topic: Network Access Control and your Network Security Strategy
How safe is your network? How easy is it to get invited in to your office, plug a laptop in to any Ethernet jack, get an IP Address and launch an attack? Think that's far-fetched? Ask Hannaford Brothers, or Dave & Busterís. On a modern day network, you need to protect yourself from the outside and know about every machine and every user on the inside.
Network Access Control (NAC) can help keep your network secure by only allowing authorized systems to connect. It can do this through a variety of tactics. Come to this month's meeting to learn about techniques to keep your network safe, and keep your companyís name out of the front page news.
John Sheedy, our guest speaker from Bradford Networks, will give an overview of access control solutions and approaches, and will talk about the emergence of adaptive network security to dynamically address todayís challenging threat environment.