I was thinking about doing a general security Track for the sig. I was thinking about starting with some of the auditing tools (nessus, nmap, netcat, metasploit, etc.) then move into how to secure linux servers, such as the basic turning off services that aren't needed and then go into more indepth topics like mod_security and other apache security topics.
Would this be a well received topic track, or do people not really care :)
Please let me know thanks.
I think that would be an excellent idea. It might stretch over a couple of meetings, but I think it would well be worth it, and would apply to beginners and moderate-level users.
Thats a great idea.
Would this be a well received topic track, or do people not really care
I don't think we should do this topic. After all, if you tell people how to find security holes, they will find them and therefore make the whole system insecure. If you don't provide people with this kind of information, they can't learn how to break into your system.
Ok, just kidding - Of course we CARE - duh!! we are Linux people not windows weenies!
Just checking, I don't want to hash over stuff that is not of any interest.
I think you should do it tonight.