BSDCon's BSD System Security tutorial
Source: BSD Today - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The topics covered where pretty comprehensive. Alan started with an outline of what is computer crime and then ended up with a quick guide to the latest script kiddie software. This, believe it or not, included running Nessus (a new script . . . The topics covered where pretty comprehensive. Alan started with an outline of what is computer crime and then ended up with a quick guide to the latest script kiddie software. This, believe it or not, included running Nessus (a new script kiddie GUI program ) on our local network set up inside the hotel, which discovered a few hosts that where ripe for an attack.

I found that a good amount of material covered was useful in my everyday job as a system admin. The most important was the "Technical Writing 101" , which took a good portion of the first day's afternoon. This was a comprehensive definition of a Security Policy. Most companies today don't have a proper policy of any kind for their computer systems. This is not only bad from a system admins' point of view but could also be harmful in a legal situation. Bottom line if you took this tutorial and only walked away with this policy outline then the class paid for itself many times over.

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