[SASAG] Seattle Snort User Group Meeting Tuesday June 6 7:00 PM @ SSCC

James Affeld jamesaffeld at yahoo.com
Tue May 30 16:35:48 PDT 2006

On Tuesday, 6/6 Russ McRee will present a talk on
Aanval, a console for Snort.  http://aanval.com

Aanval (www.aanval.com) is a console built to run as
Snort console via a web browser. What Aanval offers
that places it above and beyond ACID/BASE, is a
plethora of functionality, including extensive query
capacity, searching, and attractive reporting.

In an age of compliance, it is hugely beneficial to
have the capacity to draw the majority of network
security information from one platform. In our use of
Aanval we gain much information about outbound traffic
via the use of Bleeding Edge Snort signatures to
capture both IM and spyware traffic, as well as policy

My presentation will certainly evangelize Aanval,
largely from a technical enduser perspective, most
importantly as an information security professional.
Included would be whitepaper content specifically
geared to using Aanval for compliance measurement and
policy enforcement.

Russ McRee is the Information Security Architect for
Municipal Court of Seattle.   He most recently
participated as a poster session presenter at the 8th
International Symposium on Recent Advances in
Intrusion Detection (RAID 2005) and participated as a
panelist at the Seattle SecureWorld Expo. His article
on implementing secure web application servers was
published in the January 2006 issue of Sys Admin and
is now an OWASP whitepaper.

Russ' prior infosec engagements include Seattle Police
Department and Port of Seattle. As an advocate of a
holistic approach to information security Russ'
website is holisticinfosec.org.

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