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How Secure Is Your Information?
March 30, 2011 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2011

This dynamic session will provide a brief overview of the information security standards institutions must comply with in order to provide data security. The program will include some live demonstr…

Root Compromise: A Spammer Hiding in Plain Sight
April 21, 2009 | A session at the Security 2009

This presentation will walk through an incident where a spammer obtained root on a major departmental server and used it to inject spam material into the site's web pages, as well as describe …

The Commercial Malware Industry
February 22, 2007 | A session at the Cybersecurity Summit 2007 for NSF Large Research Facilities

Malware has come a long way since it consisted mostly of small-scale (if prolific) nuisances perpetrated by script kiddies. Today, it's increasingly being created by professional programmers a…

The Do-It-Yourself Anti-Spam Toolkit
October 11, 2006 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2006 Annual Conference

At the University of California, Irvine, we have managed to reduce the amount of unsolicited commercial (or simply nasty) e-mail we receive to a mere trickle, using (almost) nothing but open-source…

Securing E-Mail Infrastructure: Lessons Learned
April 12, 2006 | A session at the Security 2006

E-mail has become the essential form of communication at universities. Its weakness, such as e-mail-borne threats and spam, can[severely impact message delivery and retrieval, crippling or even par…

Winning the Battle Against Cyber Criminals
April 11, 2006 | A session at the Security 2006

The federal government's Internet Crime Complaint Center (I3C) tackles a range of criminal schemes on the Internet, including spam, phishing, spoofed or hijacked bank accounts, cyber extortion…

Eliminating Spam, Viruses, and Outbound Compliance Risks in the Collegiate IT Environment
April 11, 2006 | A session at the Security 2006

The session will discuss the issues Oklahoma State University faced regarding unsolicited and other inbound e-mail threats and the process undertaken to solve the problem, as well as best practices…

NetReg: Virus Killer? Spam Stopper?
March 15, 2006 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2006

The NetReg initiative at Carthage has reduced network outages due to virus-related traffic by almost 80 percent in the past year. Come see how we have used NetReg to retain our sanity during the he…

Open Source E-Mail with Spam Filtering for the Enterprise
March 14, 2006 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2006

North Dakota State University recently added spam filtering capabilities to its open source e-mail solution that services six schools in the North Dakota University System. This presentation will o…

Combining Policy, Practice, and Technology to Architect Layered Network Security at UMBI
January 13, 2005 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2005

UMBI's implementation of a multi-layered network security environment is explored as one possible model for use by other organizations. This presentation will discuss the need for and limitati…