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Wednesday May 3, 2006
Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Nagios Monitoring and GroundWork Open Source Solutions

Nagios is an open source network monitoring tool; however, it has its bumps. We’ll talk about how to begin using Nagios in your monitoring environment and how to avoid some of the pitfalls during implementation. Also, we’ll go over 3rd party tools used to work alongside Nagios. We’ll also showcase some of the work Groundwork has done to enhance open source monitoring tools and how you can start using them immediately.

Free food and drink (probably pizza and soda) will be provided by GroundWork.

Taylor Dondich, Senior Developer, GroundWork Open Source Solutions Inc.

Previously working in the enterprise network engineering market, Taylor is now a senior developer at Groundwork Open Source Solutions, a provider of open source IT Operations Management software and services. He is in charge of many of the main web technologies being developed, including Guava. He has also developed Fruity and Status Viewer, enterprise level additions to the Nagios monitoring platform. Taylor’s primary focus is in building dynamic web applications leveraging Web 2.0 technologies.

Monday May 29, 2006
Start: 18:00
End: 20:00

Cancelling this meeting due to Memorial Day holiday.

Wednesday June 7, 2006
Start: 18:00
End: 20:00

Planning for the Inevitable- Data Security and Incident Response

Note: the presentation will be starting earlier than our usual schedule.

Show up around 6pm for food and socializing. Speaker will start at 6:15pm.

Ed’s talk will be a discussion of the regulatory drivers and best practices approach to safeguarding customer data in your network and what to do should you suffer a breach.

logo: Decru: A NetApp CompanyDecru will be sponsoring this meeting by providing free pizza for meeting attendees. Be sure to show up before 6:15 to make sure you get some pizza.

Ed Hudson from Decru/NetApp

Ed Hudson is a Senior Manager with Decru’s Field Engineering Group. He has been with Decru since 2006, and as Sr. Manager he assists customers in defining project requirements and scope, allocating appropriate resources, and managing overall project costs. He is accountable for the overall results in meeting project objectives and for ensuring a high quality engagement with Decru customers.

Ed’s particular area of expertise is the forensic examination of compromised computer systems and networks and he holds advanced certifications in computer forensics. Ed spent 15 years as a police officer, detective and investigations supervisor with agencies on both the East and West Coasts. He has testified as an expert regarding computer evidence in California Superior Courts and was a founding member of the Northern California High Tech Crimes Task Force.

Tuesday June 27, 2006
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

  • Low meeting attendance
  • Reduce official board down to active board members
  • Audio recording of June’s meeting
  • July – Patch management
  • August meeting
  • September
  • October

Wednesday July 5, 2006
Start: 18:00
End: 20:30

Today's Technology vs. Dynamic Threats

The topic will be Today’s Technology vs. Dynamic Threats. The Threatscape has expanded to new heights. What was once thought to be a silver bullet approach, with encryption and firewalls, today’s cyber criminals have surpassed by volumes. Learn about the information that US CERT and The Secret Service do not publicly talk about when it comes to cyber crime.

Pizza will be provided by the presenter. Food and unstructured discussion starts at 6pm, presentation at 7pm.

Darren Nicholson, Autonomic Software

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