STOS Symposium 2003

 

Tutorials

Monday, December 1, 2003

 

Track 1 -- Wireless Security: From Theory To Practice
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Part I: Theory
Fundamentals of wireless computer networking. Includes antenna design, digital communications and their security implications. Discussion of physical, datalink, network through application communication layers of OSI model.

Robert Daniel, GWU
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Part II: Practice
Building secure wireless networks. Presentation of tools, methods, and planning techniques. Introduction to latest network security tools.

Robert Daniel, GWU

 

 

Track 2 -- OSX/Darwin Security

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m -
3:30 p.m.

OSX/Darwin Security Day 1
The class will be a seminar style security overview of Mac OS X 10.3. The seminar will cover locking down Mac OS X using existing tools, as well as manually locking down the operating system. There will also be a general survey of the security tools in Mac OS X, and demonstrations of there applications. The tools will include auditing, intrusion detection, encryption, and VPN tools.

The students will walk away with a general introduction to locking down Mac OS X, as well as a general introduction to the security tools available to the Mac OS X administrator and security professional.
Thomas Vincent, Steelhouse Labs

Track 3 -- Urban Wireless Challenge Preparation*

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Planning for Thursday nights game
Hardware and Software toolset construction. Includes antenna development and laptop preparation. Additionally includes RF path planning and communication dry run.

*Free –Open to community

Robert Daniel,
GWU

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

 

Track 1 -- Hack-a-thon* (Advanced)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Wed

18-hour Hack-a-thon
During this session you will hack the kernel adding new security features to Darwin OS.

*Free –Open to community

John Viega,
Secure Software

Track 2 -- Advanced Firewall Techniques
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Part I
Starting with a brush up on security principles and threats, as well as a foray into the utility and benefits of sweeping encryption policy, and ending with beginning firewall configuration in OSX.
Alex Avriette, POCO Networks
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Part II
More advanced techniques, demonstrated with openbsd's 'pf' packet filter, using COTS Sparc platforms. creating advanced routing and traffic shaping firewalls, as well as the emerging "transparent bridge" firewall technique.
Alex Avriette, POCO Networks

 

Track 3 -- OSX/Darwin Security

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m -
3:30 p.m.

OSX/Darwin Security Day 2
The class will be a seminar style security overview of Mac OS X 10.3. The seminar will cover locking down Mac OS X using existing tools, as well as manually locking down the operating system. There will also be a general survey of the security tools in Mac OS X, and demonstrations of there applications. The tools will include auditing, intrusion detection, encryption, and VPN tools.

The students will walk away with a general introduction to locking down Mac OS X, as well as a general introduction to the security tools available to the Mac OS X administrator and security professional.
Thomas Vincent, Steelhouse Labs

 

 

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Track 1 -- Urban Wireless Challenge*

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (or until complete)

Wireless challenge from GWU main campus to Dupont Circle and beyond!
Apply the hardware, tools & techniques from Monday's sessions in a competitive challenge.

*Open to community

Robert Daniel,
GWU