NOTICE: All attendees who have successfully RSVP'd by 15-NOV-2001 01:00AM should have already received an "RSVP ACK" Email. If you did NOT receive this email, you are probably NOT registered and you won't be able to get past security. RSVP deadline is 15-NOV-2001 08:00AM.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: --------------------- * IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY AT CHASE, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP * PRIOR TO THURSDAY, SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE LIST. * ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED! -- RSVP DEADLINE IS 15-NOV-2001 08:00AM -- -- YOU WILL RECEIVE AN RSVP ACK MESSAGE WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERED -- Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may be attending (let us know which too). This will help us arrange for a letter to security for all of Unigroup. It will also help us to determine the correct amount of food and refreshments. To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by sending an EMail containing the FIRST and LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP address: unigroup-rsvp
@unigroup.org The Email subject should start with "RSVP". You may optionally include your contact phone number (that day) or other current information. Please continue to check the Unigroup web site: http://www.unigroup.org for any last minute updates concerning this meeting. Please check your email for any last minute announcements prior to the meeting. Note that only the Attendee First and Last Names will be provided to Chase Security. Also note that the driving and parking situation downtown is TOTALLY UNKNOWN. The recommended transportation method is therefore mass transit. We believe that the parking lot inside Chase may be OFF LIMITS. ** Keep an eye out for WTC related closures and changes as listed on the New York City Web Site: http://www.nyc.gov http://www.nyc.gov/html/em/transport.html ** Note the parking situation is TOTALLY UNKNOWN. The recommended transportation method is therefore mass transit. We believe that the parking lot inside Chase will be OFF LIMITS.
Description of Talk:
Once again, Unigroup has re-scheduled our presentation on IDS. Please note that we may adjust our meeting topic as the week progresses. Keep an eye out for updates on our web site or via email. For further information about commercial IDS or the freely available Snort IDS visit the web sites listed below. Web Resources: -------------- 1. Dragon IDS http://www.enterasys.com/ids 2. Snort Open Source IDS http://www.snort.org 3. NFR IDS http://www.nfr.com Description of Talk: -------------------- This meeting will be a technology briefing, discussion and an introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems and how they fit into a "best practices" approach to network security. Security is a process, not a product, and requires a best practices approach. A survey last November found that 81% of all security IT breaches were from Internal sources (FBI/CIA survey November 2000). This trend is set to continue worldwide. In February'00, there were two security breaches a day reported via Internet hacking. February'01 has seen an increase to 15 breaches per day (daily figures can be obtained from attrition.org). For many people, deploying Firewalls is sufficient to form a security "gate", but understanding how to defend in depth can reduce the incidence of security breaches. Firewalls are complex devices that produce multiple log files, Intrusion detection systems go one stage further than firewalls and can reduce the log files and produce more tailored reports suitable to your individual needs.
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James has over 17 years in the information technology field. His wealth of computer and networking experience spans mainframe system programming to pre-sales system engineering.
James obtained a B.S in Information System Management from Buffalo State University College before working for Xerox, Colgate-Palmolive, and Digital Equipment Corporation. At Cabletron, James developed his skills in channel sales. He had transitioned to Enterasys Networks as the Channel Account Executive for the New York Metro region. Deeply involved with Network Security for two years, James had applied his system, network and business skills to solving customers security availability and mobility problems while working with Enterasys' partner base. James is currently an independent and will be presenting to Unigroup as a neutral 3rd party.
Jim is currently an independent.
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.
This now includes salads and sandwiches (eg. turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna, grilled eggplant, pasta salad, Caesar salad)!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!