Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SANS 401 Mentor class coming to Augusta!

I'll be mentoring SANS 401 Security Essentials in Augusta, GA on Tuesday nights starting January 12, 2010. ISSA members are eligible for a 25% discount!

SANS 401 Security Essentials mentored by Doug Burks in Augusta GA

Why should you take SANS 401 Security Essentials?

* Are you a Systems Administrator or Network Engineer who would like to learn more about security? This course gives a very thorough overview of security theory and practice. Additionally, the tools and techniques that you learn in this class are directly applicable to your current job (and will prepare you for the future).

* DoD 8570 Compliance. If you work for the Department of Defense (or would like to), DoD Mandate 8570 requires security certification for any employee performing Information Assurance (security) work. The Security Essentials certification is among those required for 8570. For more information, please see the SANS 8570 page.

* Complement your CISSP. If you've already taken the CISSP, SANS 401 Security Essentials is the perfect technical complement. It takes all the theory that you learned at a high level for the CISSP and applies it in a very practical and updated manner. SANS 401 is "where the rubber meets the road".

* Augment your Windows/Linux skills. Highly experienced with Windows, but not so much with Linux? Or the other way around? SANS 401 Security Essentials dedicates an entire section to Windows security and another entire section to Linux security.

* Considering the SANS GSE (GIAC Security Expert) or SANS Masters program? SANS 401 Security Essentials is required for both.

These are just a few reasons to register for SANS 401 Security Essentials. For more information, please see:

SANS 401 Security Essentials mentored by Doug Burks in Augusta GA

Don't forget that ISSA members are eligible for a 25% discount! If you would like to register for the ISSA and/or SANS 401, please let me know and I'll be glad to help get you registered.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Security Onion on Google Code and Google Groups

I've been getting more and more feedback on each successive release of the Security Onion LiveCD. Thanks to all those who've sent in your questions and comments! To help facilitate a better discussion, I've created a Google Code project and a Google Groups mailing list for Security Onion:
Security Onion on Google Code
Security Onion Wiki
Security Onion Issue Tracker
Security Onion Mailing List

Please take a look and let me know what you think!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Security Onion LiveCD 20090731

A new version of the Security Onion LiveCD has been released! Here's the changelog:

2009/07/31: New Release!
* All Xubuntu 9.04 updates as of 2009/07/31.
* Added sqlite and libsqlite3-ruby packages for db_autopwn.
* Added fwbuilder.
* Latest Metasploit msf v3.3-dev as of 2009/07/31.
* Latest Nmap 5.05BETA1 as of 2009/07/31.

The Security Onion LiveCD can be downloaded from the following location:

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.