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SANS – SEC401 Security Essentials Day – 6

Security 401.6 – Linux Security On the last day of the bootcamp we get the privilege to go through Linux Security. Day 6 also happens to be a shorter day as some students choose to leave early that day to…


SANS – SEC401 Security Essentials Day – 5

Security 401.5 – Windows Security Can’t help but notice the ice cream bar on my post? Well day 5 is ice cream day! Instead of your usual sugary snacks, you get to line up for ice cream during one of…


SANS – SEC401 Security Essentials Day – 4

Security 401.4 – Secure Communications Day 4 was Crypto day. Brutal for those who are first timers and definitely not a breeze even if you’re a seasoned sysadmin. How many professionals even know the difference between Asymmetric and Symmetric encryption?…


SANS – SEC401 Security Essentials Day – 2

Security 401.2 – Defense In Depth Some students coming out of day one might be relieved to find that day two is nothing like day one. Day two starts off with talking about risk and policy. “Layers 8 & 9…


SANS – SEC401 Security Essentials Day – 0

Arriving at Las Vegas & Caesars Palace The last time I was at Vegas was almost 4 years ago. Quite a few things have changed. Notably the airport had been renovated. Gone was the 80s looking baggage pickup area. The…


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Layer 2 Best Practices

I think I should be stepping up my security practices. Here’s an article that I came across summarized all the things one should know about Layer 2 security practices on Cisco switches. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/30682