[Seattle-SAGE] Next Meeting is TONIGHT @ 7PM

Robin Battey zanfur at zanfur.com
Fri Feb 10 08:23:57 PST 2006

Slides for this presentation are found here:


Also, you'll find un-packed examples of X.509 certificates: The CACert.org 
Certificate Authority cert (cacert.org.txt), and the CACert.org 
certificate used on their HTTPS server at www.cacert.org (cacert.txt).  
You'll notice that the CA certificate has an extension that says CA:True, 
and the website cert has an extension that says CA:False.


On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 06:00:00AM -0800, Scott McDermott wrote:
> The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 7pm.
> There will be party food sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
> at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/
> There will also be several CACert assurers present.
> The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
> of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
> web site below. Parking is $4 after 4pm.
> ---
>   Next meeting: Thursday February 9, 2006 at 7:00 PM
>          Topic: Crypto: What it means, what it does,
>                 how to do it, and none of the math!
>                 or "Cryptography for SysAdmins"
>        Speaker: Robin Battey <zanfur at zanfur.com>
>       Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
>                 Room 403
>                 University of Washington Campus
>     Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
>       Web Site: http://www.seattle-sage.org/
> ---
> Abstract:
> Concepts related to information privacy and authenticity: strengths, 
> weaknesses, motivations, and examples of encryption, digital 
> identification, and trust hierarchies, with emphasis on how these concepts 
> work together to give you a securely encrypted network stream.  Explained 
> examples include x509 certificates, PGP, SSL, IPSec, and Public Key 
> Infrastructures.  Brief overview of the tools available for manipulating 
> keys, ciphertexts, certificates, and how to use them to become your own 
> Certificate Authority.
> ---
> Speaker Bio:
> Robin Battey is the Head of IT at Coastal Environmental Systems in
> Seattle, WA, a recent graduate of University of Washington's Computer
> Engineering department, and does independent Networking and Security
> consultation under the moniker of Zanfur Enterprises.  He has written a
> number of open-source LDAP authentication modules for open source
> applications including MediaWiki and RequestTracker, designed and
> implemented network security for the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility's radio
> tower weather monitoring equipment, and is responsible for fixing the 1TB
> partition size limitation bug in the Linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels.  Previous
> presenting experience includes a series of lectures for the ACM on Linux
> development and tools, and a guest appearance lecturing on the topic of
> UNIX local and network security for the University of Washington's
> Computing and Communications staff.
> ---
> This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.
> The Seattle SAGE Group (SSG) is a local group for systems & network
> administrators in the Seattle and Pacific northwest areas (North
> Western Washington). We are a local chapter of SAGE, but SAGE / USENIX
> membership is not a requirement.  We sponsor a regular monthly meeting
> open to the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.
> Check out our Web site for more information:
>       http://www.seattle-sage.org/
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                              Robin  Battey
                            zanfur at zanfur.com

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