Two-day network security workshop Wednesday and Thursday at Clarkson
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:53 am

POTSDAM -- Hands-On Network Security: Practical Tools and Methods, an intensive two-day workshop on assessing and securing network infrastructure using current open-source tools and techniques, will be offered via video-teleconference at Clarkson University.

Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19 in Snell Hall’s Petersen Boardroom on the Hill Campus.

The cost is $599 for members of NYSERNet, also known as the New York State Education and Research Network; $649 for non-NYSERNet educational staff; and $849 for all others.

This two-day workshop is designed to provide practical solutions for major network security issues. The focus will be on studying current attack methods and examining a network for vulnerabilities, presenting recommended solutions for mitigation, and assessing the tools and methods.

The workshop is based on a course offered to system administrators at the University of Michigan that trained over 120 staff in network and platform security. Instructor Charles Antonelli developed and taught the course.

The course is appropriate for network administrators, system administrators and others who need expertise in network security fundamentals and best practices. The course can serve either as a basic primer for novices or as a refresher course for experienced administrators.

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