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Quick Notes

First the DojoSec meeting was very well done and well attended. The videos are up on the multimedia page. Thanks to Marcus J. Carey for putting these together and speakers like Marcus J. Ranum for attending them.

Then a reminder that the Columbia Area Linux Users Group is meeting this Wednesday, March 11 at the offices of Tenable Network Security in Columbia, MD. Sean Wilkerson of Aplura will be giving his talk “Centralizing Security Data – Current Threats, Trends, and Deployment Considerations”. Sean talked with us in October 2007 about SIM deployment preparation. This presentation will pick up where his previous presentation ended, and will address current threat trends facing networks today and how to monitor activity across your enterprise using central logging solutions deployed on Linux systems. Sean will share what has worked and a lot of what hasn’t worked during some of his recent central logging implementation projects covering 4 different US agencies and commercial organizations.

Finally don’t forget to fire up a VM, an extra machine or take a risk and install the current testing version of Jaunty and report any bugs you come across!

And to show there are no hard feelings Jason, the OpenSolaris user group is having their inaugural meeting March 11th.


  1. Dustin Fritz wrote:

    How do I become part of the Columbia Area Linux Users Group?

    Pictures from DojoSec Monthly Briefing March 5, 2009 are available at

    Also I have posted Marcus J. Ranum’s brief he gave at HITB October 2008 in Malaysia on “Cyber War is Bull$*#t” – compare this brief to his at DojoSec Monthly Briefings March 5, 2009. Podcast by Marcus J. Ranum on “The Problem with Cyberwar” is also at – Good stuff!

    Thanks, Dustin

    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  2. Chuck wrote:

    To become a part of CALug is easy, just show up:)

    We don’t have any formal processes in place. Its simply a group of like-minded people willing to learn something new and teach what they already know when they can.

    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink