Ending the Tyranny of Expensive Security Tools

A New Hope

Overall rating: 4.64 Instructor: 4.76 Materials: 4.40 more …

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, AV was invented. Then firewalls and IDS and SIEM and NAC and DLP and on and on.

With all these products, it seems like a career in information security is really more about managing tools than defeating a galactic empire of hackers and miscreants. But like the Rebel Alliance, you can take back your enterprise, because many of our existing monitoring systems and network devices also have security functionality. Moreover, there are many excellent open source applications that work just as well as commercial ones.

In this session you'll learn about:

  • Security functions in networking devices such as routers, switches and load-balancers.
  • When DNS is like a firewall - sinkholing and Response Policy Zones.
  • How a monitoring system can be a security analyst's Wookie sidekick.
  • Finding the Force: The power of Netflow.
  • Configuration and asset management systems, not just a lone Ewok against a Death Star


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About the Author

Michele ChubirkaMichele Chubirka, also known as Mrs. Y, is a recovered Unix engineer with a focus on DevSecOps, cloud and product security. She likes long walks in hubsites, writing user stories, and spending extended hours in the Bat Cave. She believes every problem can be solved with a "for" loop.

You can find her ruminations on information security and life at http://postmodernsecurity.com. When not blogging or podcasting, she can be found using up her 15 minutes in the Twittersphere or Google+ as @MrsYisWhy.

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About the webinar

This webinar really opened up the world of network security to me - which previously always seemed like a very closed world behind the ASA and Palo Alto admins.

Salman Naqvi
I enjoyed it and would get back to the slides and videos as a reference. It is a good starting point for security open source materials/tools.
It was very good, with a few hints on tools I did not know about, but having a bit more information about each tool would have been even better, either live or in a separate document to accompany the session
Steve Johnson
It was a great session, Michele had lost of great Security Tools and information to share.
Ben Mason
Different from yours Ivan, but not less interesting. I think I need to watch the video once again to get things I didn't catch during the live session.
Pierre-Louis GINGEMBRE
The webinar was very interesting. More security topics in the future would be very great.
Remy Lapointe
Nice overview of the security in network
Aljosa Lovric-Petric
I will advise to take this seminar
Hassan HBAR
Good description of available tools
Slawomir Janukowicz

About the instructor

more webinars from Michele please! May be focused on some of the more popular tool - e.g. going over Security Onion in more detail, etc.
Salman Naqvi
Aljosa LP

About the materials

I think some parts of design would have been pretty relevant to better understand how to place all these tools in a production environment
Pierre-Louis GINGEMBRE
The video that i have downloaded seams to be incomplete.
Remy Lapointe
Maybee some of the portions needed a deeper discution.
Aljosa Lovric-Petric