Speaking at the 2009 Utah Open Source Conference

Last month I sent the Utah Open Source Conference a proposal for a presentation on “Building an Open Source Security Tool Set“.  Presentations are voted on by the registered attendees and the other folks who have submitted a presentation.  When I was making my votes, I saw that there were a lot of great abstracts.  In fact, there were a lot of abstracts period.  Because of this, I really didn’t expect to get selected.  Turns out I was wrong!

I received word on September 3rd that my presentation was accepted and that I will be speaking at the Utah Open Source Conference.  The current time scheduled is on October 9th at 12:00 PM.  Here is my description of the proposal.

If you want to build out a kit of commercial security tools, bring a big bank account to pay for it. Not only that, you’ll find that there are still gaps in your setup that need to be filled. What do you do if you have a finite budget (who doesn’t?) or have no budget? Does testing your security require a fat wallet? Fortunately, no.

In this presentation I’ll go over a number of open source security tools, what they do and where you can get them. Individual tools will be discussed as well as Live CDs which have a collection of the tools all together.

I’m very excited to have been selected to give this presentation.  It should be a lot of fun and I hope it will be useful to those in attendance.  I’m trying to have some goodies for the attendees, but I’m not sure how many I’ll need.  We will see.  🙂

You can register for the conference using the UTOS 2009 banner on the right or you can use the link below.  Hope to see you there!