January 24, 2005

CPLUG Security Conference (Harrisburg, PA)

Eric Andreychek writes "On Saturday March 5, 2005, the Central PA Linux Users Group will be hosting a Security Conference near Harrisburg Pennsylvania. The conference will be geared toward individuals, organizations, and businesses with a technical interest in Linux related networking and security.

We booked a room at a local college, and will be able to accomodate up to 200 people. We have a number of really neat folks coming to speak.

The speaker lineup is as follows:

  • Ed Reed, Novell's "Security Tzar", will be delivering the keynote titled "2005: The Platform Hardening Revival".
  • Russell Coker (RedHat), one of the primary SELinux developers, will be giving an SELinux presentation.
  • Marcus Ranum (Tenable), known as the inventor of the proxy firewall and implementor of the first commercial firewall product, will be speaking on "System Logging Tools and Tricks for Geeks".
  • Jon Nelson, of the PA State Police Computer Crimes Unit and a member of the Philly LUG, will be speaking on "Computer Crime Law, Trends, and Security Basics".
  • Brandon Hale, a Hardened Gentoo developer, will be discussing "Advanced Memory Protections with Linux".
  • Eric Andreychek (CPLUG), will be speaking on "Getting Started with SELinux".

We'll have 5-6 hours worth of presentations, as well as informal discussions before, after, and throughout the conference. At the end of the day, we are planning a number of Lightning Talks, 5 minute talks from various conference attendees regarding a number of Linux and security related topics.

If you or anyone you know are interested, you can get more information as well as register at the conference website:


Seating is limited, so if you are interested, be sure to register soon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you there!"

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