NOTICE: All attendees who have successfully RSVP'd by 16-JUL-2003 16:00 should have already received an "RSVP-ACK" EMail. If you did NOT receive this email, you are probably NOT registered and you may not be able to get past security.
Many in the industry claim that the only way to adequately safeguard the integrity of your network is by combining Firewall and IDS-based technology. But managing these technologies comes with a heavy price tag. More hardware, more software, additional management platforms, more log collection/analysis, and having trained staff who can collect/decipher/filter the reams of logging information in order to re-configure the firewall as threats are discovered.
With that said, firewall vendors and IDS vendors are now incorporating each other's technology into their platforms. Who will win? And what is the most cost effective way to ensure your network is leveraging the best of both technologies?
SANs and the FBI cite the most common vulnerabilities which exist today are Application-Based. Many firewalls are not designed to block these threats. How are you safeguarding your network today?
At Unigroup's July 2003 meeting, our speakers from CheckPoint Software Technologies will address these concerns, talk about current and past security threats, and compare the security technologies that are currently in use today.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: --------------------- * IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY AT CHASE, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP * PRIOR TO THURSDAY, SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE LIST. * ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED! -- RSVP DEADLINE IS 16-JUL-2003 16:00 -- -- YOU WILL RECEIVE AN RSVP ACK MESSAGE WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERED -- Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may be attending. This will help us arrange for a letter to security for all of Unigroup. It will also help us to determine the correct amount of food and refreshments. To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by: a) If at all possible, please use the Unigroup Registration Page. This will allow us to have some automation in the registration process. b) If you have no web access and you really must EMail us, send an EMail containing the FIRST and LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP Address: unigroup-rsvp
@unigroup.org The EMail subject should start with "RSVP". You may optionally include your contact phone number (that day) or other current information. Sample EMail: RSVP LastName FirstName email@example.com 000-000-0000 ALSO: Do NOT give us an email address which is over quota and cannot receive any new email. This causes us to receive bounces from your address when we send out the RSVP-ACKs. You must have a working and valid email address in order to get on the Unigroup Meeting Attendee List which will grant you access to our meetings. Be sure to proof-read your email address before submitting the RSVP request. Please continue to check the Unigroup web site: http://www.unigroup.org for any last minute updates concerning this meeting. Please check your email for any last minute announcements prior to the meeting. Note that only the Attendee First and Last Names will be provided to Chase Security.
The 1CMP building is situated: South of Liberty Street, North of Pine Street, East of Broad/Nassau Street and West of William Street. The building is one block east of Broadway, right behind 140 Broadway.
The closest entrance to the conference center is from Nassau Street, first elevator bank from the Nassau Street entrance.
The building is on a raised platform. Walk up the outside stairs at Nassau Street and head for the guard's station at the south-west corner of the building. Tell the guards you are heading for Unigroup. They will inspect your ID and carry-ins and direct you to the meeting facility, assuming you are on the Unigroup RSVP list.
Once you get upstairs, enter the conference facility through its main doors. There is a bank of large monitors to the left of the entrance which should direct you to the Unigroup meeting room (the room may vary from month to month). To the right of the main entrance is the concierge's desk, ask for help there if you need anything. The conference facility has two levels, keep in mind that the Unigroup meeting may be up the staircase on its upper level.
As always, also look out for Unigroup signs marking the path to the meeting room. Also note, if you come early, we may not have our own signs in place yet (we have to commute there too).
Transit By Train: Take the J/M/Z to Broad Street and walk 1 block North to Pine St. Take the 4/5 to Wall Street and walk North to Pine St., then East to Broad St. Take the 2/3 to Wall Street, the North West exit is inside the Chase complex, else you will need to walk a block North and West. See MTA Downtown NYC Map (pdf) for detailed mass transit information.
Description of Talk
Tentative Overall Outline:
Our speakers will will be addressing specific business requirements, technical requirements and competitive posture regarding the following topics:
Checkpoint will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting!
Checkpoint Software http://www.checkpoint.com Checkpoint Application Intelligence htp://www.checkpoint.com/products/downloads/applicationintelligence_whitepaper.pdf Linux Firewall HOWTO http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single/Firewall-HOWTO.html FreeBSD Handbook / Firewalls http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/firewalls.html IP Filter http://www.ipfilter.org NetBSD Configuring IPFILTER http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/network/nsps/config_ipf.html OpenBSD PF http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf IP Filter and PF Resources http://www.obfuscation.org/ipf CERT http://www.cert.org SANS Security Resources http://www.sans.org/resources
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
One of our sponsors from years past, Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, has once again started providing us with review copies of their books, which we will raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Arpan Lakra is a Security Engineer for Check Point Software's New York City office. He holds a CCSE+ and has worked with the firm for over two years helping customers and channel partners understand and deploy Check Point security and connectivity solutions. Prior experience has included project management for the Global Technology Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Larry Reed has worked directly for Check Point Software as a Territory Manager. He works with both endusers and resellers, both of which have specific business and technical requirements. Prior to Check Point, he worked with Logging collection/analysis developers, and security developers including Computer Associates, Symantec, Network Associates and Netscreen. He has also worked along side the NSA (National Security Agency), and has provided consulting to AIG, the FBI, AT&T and Compaq Computer. Mr. Reed has a BA from SUNY Stony Brook, and is currently completing graduate studies at Hofstra University, while earning an MBA in Business Computer Info Systems.
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. The company's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the VPN and security infrastructure that uniquely enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN solutions, as delivered in the company's Next Generation product family, secure business communications and resources for corporate networks, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of SVN is Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 Check Point partners in 149 countries. For more information, visit us on the Web at http://www.checkpoint.com or at http://www.opsec.com.
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Food and Refreshments
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled eggplant, brownies, cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!