Friday, August 25, 2006

Thanks for Great First NoVA Sec

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first NoVA Sec meeting last night. I figure we had about 25 people show up. I'll work on selecting a date for the next meeting. I'll also work on a presentation about FreeBSD for the next meeting.

Paul promised to email the pictures he took. When I get them I'll post a few here.

Ken asked about learning penetration testing. The main public resource I know is Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual.

For those of you who didn't participate, the "formal" meeting lasted about an hour (7 to 8 pm) and the informal part another hour. We talked about future possibilities, group interests, and security issues in our area. Wireless, Minix, and analyst training were other issues. We raffled four books I brought, and I would request that those of you who won a book please review it at This will make the publishers glad to send us books (assuming the books are any good).

Thank you!


Scott Gentzen said...

I'm glad it went well. I had a previous commitment last night but I look forward to making the next one. Thanks for starting this.

Anonymous said...

I think that the "semi-formal" approach to the meeting worked great. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and share war stories with people from a variety of security backgrounds. Thanks again, Richard!