Show of 9-21-2002

  • Tech Talk Guest: Dr. David H. McIntyre
    • Position: Deputy Director of the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security
    • ANSER (Advancing National Strategies and Enabling Results)
    • Homeland Security expert on FOX national news and Washington DC television (WUSA), as well as on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN?s Crossfire
    • In June 2001 Dr. McIntyre retired as a colonel after a 30 year Army career
    • Served eight years on the faculty of the National War College, National Defense University, the last three as Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs
  • White House Releases National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
    • Outlines a voluntary plan for Individuals, Small Business, Corporatins, Educational Institutions, Utilities to harden the system
      • Individual (firewalls, virus protection, patches)
      • Corporations should set up a Security Management and Accountability System
      • Utilities should protect SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Devices.? Energy systems susceptible here.
    • Panned by many critics as not enough
    • Defended by White House
    • Clarke on whirlwind tour of IT companies to jumpstart plan (began with Sun Microsystems)
  • Dartmouth has joined wireless revolution as hacking target
    • 500 Wi-Fi antennas in 161 buildings
    • Network covers roughly 200 acres
    • Bell tower has been hacked through the wireless network. Played Star Wars theme instead of the Alma Mater.
  • Service Pack 1 Released for WindowsXP (An Update)
  • First Smiley Ever Posted (An Update)
    • Scott E. Fahlman suggested the smiley in a memo data September 19, 1982
    • Now others claim an earlier date?Plato users had emoticons in 1976
    • The controversy continues?
  • A Great Wedding Website
    • VirtuallyMarried.com will post your progress
    • Great way to keep distant relatives in the loop
    • $99 for 18 months
  • Portable Keyboard for PDA that is truly Virtual
    • Uses light to project keys
    • Two sensors detect finger movement
    • Canesta, Inc, raised $21M Venture Capital company
    • Key board image is 278 by 98 mm.
  • Verisign to Restrict .gov Whois Inquires
    • It is about time to block this data from public access
    • Data could be used by cyberterrorists
    • .edu and .org may be next
  • Linux Peer-to-Peer Worm Slapper Still Strong
    • Exploits Buffer Overflow in SSL
    • Grew to over 6,700 servers infected
    • Growth is finally leveling off
  • Lindows 2.0 Released
    • Much better interface
    • Still is not 100% Windows Compatible
  • SANS Network Security Conference
    • October 18 through 25, 2002
    • Washington, DC
  • Stratford News
    • October 26th: Open House at Stratford:
      • Tech Talk will be live from the School
      • Security, Web Design, e-Business Tutorials
    • October 15th: Next Start
    • Stratford Security Initiative
      • Security Management: CISSP
      • Security Implementation: Cisco and SANS Training Tools
      • Wireless Security
      • Hacking and Patching
      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Masters Degrees
      • Telecommunication Systems
      • Enterprise Business Management
    • Associate Degrees
      • Network Management and Security
      • Database Drive Web Design for E-Business