This presentation shows how personal information about you
can be found readily on the Internet. You'll see how simple
Google search techniques find information about you such
as pictures, papers authored by you, images of your home,
office and other places you frequent. We'll discuss where
and how this data is collected. We'll discuss how Federal,
state and local governments deal with public documents.
We'll show examples of how commercial sites collect demographic
information about you with and without your knowledge. You'll
get some pointers on how to protect your information and
use the techniques mentioned earlier to look for yourself.
Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry
since 1972. He is currently the Virginia Tech Information
Technology Security Officer and the Director of the Virginia
Tech IT Security Lab.
is a co-author of the FBI/SANS Institute's "Top 10/20
Internet Security Vulnerabilities" document that
has become a standard for most computer security and auditing
software. He is the co-author of the "Responding
to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks" document
that was prepared at the request of the White House in
response to the DDOS attacks of 2000. He is a coauthor
of the Center for Internet Security's series of Security
Benchmark documents for Solaris, AIX and Windows2000.
These benchmarks are available for free and represent
the first successful attempt to create a set of consensus
documents with detailed steps for implementing system
was a member of the White House Partnership for Critical
Infrastructure Security working group that developed a
Consensus Roadmap for responding to the recent series
of DDOS Internet Attacks. He was a recipient of the SANS
Institute's Security Technology Leadership Award for 2000.
He was a recipient of the VA Governor's Technology Silver
Award in 2003. He was part of the team that won the EDUCAUSE
Excellence in Information Technology Solutions in 2005.
He is a co-holder of a patent for battery based intrusion
detection system that was the product of research conducted
in the VA Tech IT Security Lab.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
Cost: Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00
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