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SANS Phoenix 2011

Why SANS for Computer and Information Security Training?

As the leading organization in computer security training, the SANS Institute is known for providing intensive, immersion training designed to help you and your staff master the practical steps necessary for defending systems and networks.

We also develop, maintain, and make available at no cost the largest collection of information security research documents and whitepapers about various aspects of information security and operate the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.

At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in government agencies, corporations, and universities around the world who invest hundreds of hours each year in research and teaching to help the entire information security community.
What makes SANS courses the best investment for information security training:

Monitor Services with Nagios on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

I found this howto for installing Nagios on Linode and thought I'd share it after using it to successfully install and configure Nagios.

Author: Amanda Folson
Published: May 26, 2010

Nagios is a flexible monitoring system framework that makes it possible to maintain consistent monitoring of a broad range of infrastructural components. Many users use Nagios to monitor a broad range of network services over protocols that include SMTP and POP3 (email), HTTP (web), ICMP (ping), and SSH. In addition to simple uptime monitoring, Nagios also contains features for advanced notification and graphing as well as an extensible plugin architecture that allows users to develop simple plugins for accessing unique monitoring information and providing customized reports.


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS CDs are now available.

Hey everyone,

I was late in ordering our 10.04 CDs but they arrived today. If you want/need Ubuntu/Kubuntu/ and/or Server CDs please respond to this email with your Name and shipping address. It would also be nice if you could help with the cost of shipping as it will cost me to send them to you. In the PHX valley they will be available free at upcoming Installfest and PLUG east side meeting and east side Stammtische.

Scott Gwin

SCaLE 8X 2010: ReCap of the awesomeness!!!

I'm going to start by saying that if you didn't make it to SCaLE this year you missed quite an event. Everything about this event was top notch. The Westin has the most comfortable beds in the world. I am qualified to make that statement if you need to know my qualifications, feel free to contact me by any means you have at your disposal. Oh, before I go any further, I want to thank Nate Hutchins (hutchnate) because if it hadn't been for his proactive nature I wouldn't have been able to go. Ya see, it was his idea in the first place and he drove.

Installfests 2.0 - toddc arranges free advertising and a chance to win a free car!!

You have to read the whole entry to hear about the car.

OK, in last week's teem meeting I mentioned that toddc came up with a great idea about how to hold regular installfests in Tempe and get free advertising. Well, after some discussion with xHans and another PLUG member that is always at installfest, we decided to do a trial run of 3 months at a new location while keeping the UAT installfest going. Todd did a bunch of leg work and found us a location. He found a Community Center Manager that is the Manager of Computer Training for the Community and has a room for us.

It's Going To Be A Party

We have scheduled a Lucid Lynx 10.04 Release Party! A proposed Flyer is posted on our forum.

# Location: Boulders on Broadway (530 W Broadway Road - Tempe, AZ 85282)
# Map:
# Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
# Time: 5:00 PM -

Note: This release party is in conjunction with PLUG. There is an Installfest from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at UAT, with the release party immediately afterwards at Boulders on Broadway.


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