[Chicago] Several items that may be of interest to group members

Jonathan Tonkin tonkinjs at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 4 19:48:06 CET 2010


While this may not be directly related to group topics, here are several items that may be of interest to group members.

1.) (shortest first) The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is now on Facebook and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=59120137059) or follow us on Twitter (username:  chicagoacm).

2.)  Next ACM Meeting: December 8, 2010 

A joint meeting with the Loyola University Computer Science Department

Speaker: Zdenek Vrbka

Topic: "Modern Methods of Computer Network Protection"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:30 pm
5:30 pm -6:30 pm (Social Hour)

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
820 N Michigan, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Campus map: http://www.luc.edu/about/pdfs/wtc_may09.pdf 

Admission: Free (General Admission, No Reserved Seats)

To make a reservation, use this form:
or send an e-mail to greg at neumarke.net. 

About the Topic: 

The speaker will present a network security and monitoring approach based on network behavior analysis. This approach uses NetFlow network statistics (L3 Network Layer) and can be used to analyze huge amounts of network traffic, even in encrypted form. The discussion will include techniques for revealing particular attacks/misuses, for example SSH attacks, illegal music sharing using peer-to-peer networks, and social engineering.

The presentation will also include lessons learned in the development of the commercial solution MyNetScope and bringing that product to market.

About the Speaker: 

Zdenek Vrbka is a professor in the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, where he specializes in software quality and domain understanding and modeling. He holds his PhD degree in Informatics with a specialization in Information Science.

He is also member of the company AdvaICT, a spin-off from Masaryk University, which develops the network security and monitoring solution MyNetScope.

More details at: http://www.chicagoacm.org/


Jonathan Tonkin 

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