Monday, February 12, 2007

Honeynet Alliance Membership

At our last meeting I raised the possibility of NoVA Sec operating a honeynet using the Getronics Red Siren IP and hardware range. After speaking with members of the Honeynet Project, they suggested we volunteer NoVA Sec as a member of the Honeynet Research Alliance. Please read the Honeynet Research Alliance Charter for information on the requirements. I'd like to put this to a vote at our next meeting, or at least solicit your inputs here and on our mailing list. Please let me know if you'd like NoVA Sec to become a Honeynet Research Alliance member. Basically, they trade trust and support in exchange for our help. I think it's a good idea. Thank you.

NoVA Sec Meeting 1900 Thursday 22 Feb 07

The next NoVA Sec meeting will take place 1900 (7 pm) Thursday 22 February 2007 at Fishnet Security:

13454 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 230
Herndon, VA 20171

Scott Musman from Augmented Systems will be our guest speaker. He will discuss using autonomic systems for improved intrusion detection.

In the event that I (Richard) cannot make the meeting due to consulting out of town, Keith McCammon has agreed to be Scott's host Thursday evening. Thanks Keith!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thoughts on March Meeting at ShmooCon

ShmooCon starts Friday 23 March at 3 pm at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel near the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro stop. That first day of talks ends at 7 pm. I have recruited a special guest speaker, Chris Lee, from the Honeynet Project, as a guest speaker "near" ShmooCon.

I suggest we hold our March NoVA Sec meeting at ShmooCon at 1:30 pm Friday 23 March. We can find a suitable open space, grab it, and chat. Chris can chat without slides.

What do you think?