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Apr 28, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments

HTRA Training available...

Comprehensive Risk Management, Education and Awareness Through “The Harmonized Threat Risk Assessment Methodology” Join the High Tech Crime and Investigation Association (HTCIA) Ottawa Chapter, Thursday, May 27, 2010, for a one day training event on the subject of the Harmonized Threat Risk Assessment (HTRA) Methodology. This session is geared towards those who are interested in understanding the methodology used by today’s Security Experts when conducting Threat Risk Assessments. Following the organization of the Harmonized TRA Methodology:

Apr 17, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments

Opportunity for a Linux Systems Administrator

Contact Derek directly: I have an opportunity for a Linux Systems Administrator. It’s a 2 year contract, $450 per day. Qualifications include: Two years experience as a System Administrator on a project where Oracle 10g or higher was implemented as part of the solution. Experience as a System Administrator on two projects where HP UNIX or Linux was implemented as part of the solution. Two years experience as a System Administrator on a project where: HP UNIX or Linux; and VMware or Integrity Virtual Machine technology, were implemented as part of the solution.

Apr 10, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Email Hell - Why the current standards need to be radically overhauled

For an interesting presentation on the complexity of e-mail check out the following presentation: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7054401183589794595# Until I saw this, I was unaware of how badly designed the current e-mail structure is, and how badly/incomplete the RFCs for e-mail are. Unfortunately the slides are blurry so you cannot see the examples very well but the talk alone is very informative.

Apr 4, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

ovSAGE April Meeting

Title: ovSAGE April Meeting Location: The Pythian Group (St. Laurent Mall) Link out: Click here Description: The next step in our mock SMB server. email and email web services will be enabled during this session. Feel free to do this in advance and bring any questions to the meeting. In addition, we will look at which direction we wish to go next. What services should be added, what else would be useful?

Mar 19, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Forums are now live

Before anyone points it out to me: Yes, I am aware the font size is a little small in the forums. I’ll fix it up sometime on Saturday when I feel up with wrestling with CSS and fixing the lines where the designer decided that 85% of any font size is appropriate. I ran across this before, but I have to go searching several sets of CSS files before I find the right one.

Mar 19, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments

March Post Meeting Commentary

This was the first evening where we started the virtual server configuration for our mythical SMB type environment. We went over the text based install of CentOS 5.4 and initial package selection, as well as running services on the box. After a few technical difficulties while looking up some packages (trousers and fipscheck) that were installed that had not been selected, the rest of the install was reviewed. During the ‘firstboot’ process, we went through the list of services, which was rather enlightening for all involved.

Mar 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

OCUUG meeting on Wedneday

We had an average turnout at the OCUUG meeting on Wednesday night. It was a good time and for those who do not know, it’s more of a social group than a technology group. Having said that, tech topics do come up. For those who were, Dru just launched her latest book: The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD. This one is published under the Apress banner. There were copies for all at the meeting and DVDs to go with it.

Mar 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Old data being added slowly...

Very slowly. I finally got around to importing the userids from the old system tonight (last night?), but the old passwords will not work, as the storage methods are different. It would be interesting if I had spent time trying to crack them and then install them, but it’s not worth the effort. You can get a password if you had a prior ID by clicking on the forgot password link.