Meeting – January 13th, 2004


Main presentation: Network Intrusion Detection by Jeff Nathan
6:00pm Doors open, registration
6:30pm Mug business
6:45pm Main presentation – Network Intrusion Detection

Jeff Nathan will give an overview of Network Intrusion Detection, and then proceed with an introduction to snort as a Network Intrusion Detection System. Network Intrusion Detection is currently one of the hottest IT security topics and snort is the most popular Open Source NIDS.
Jeff is a developer for snort and several other Open Source Security tools.

8:00pm 2nd presentation – Network Characterization by Jim Small

Jim Small will briefly discuss various Open Source tools which can be used to profile a network, ISP or isolate network performance bottlenecks.

8:45pm Meeting adjourns
9:00pm Dinner at a local establishment
After the meeting, everybody is invited to grab dinner at a local restaurant


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Biography info:

Jeff Nathan is a software engineer and security researcher working on Arbor Networks’ next-generation behavioral detection and policy enforcement system: Peakflow X. Specializing in network security and forensics, he is a core member of the Snort project (the world’s most widely deployed Network Intrusion Detection System). Jeff is also a member of the Honeynet project,
developing technologies for data capture and network isolation in honey pot networks (honeynets). Additionally, Jeff is the developer of Nemesis, a command-line network packet generation tool suite and an occasional contributor to a number of open source software projects.

Before working as for Arbor Networks, Jeff worked as a senior software engineer for Sygate, an Enterprise security architect for !McKesson, a security consultant for @stake, a security researcher developing new
Intrusion Detection technologies, a software developer and a system and network administrator.