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The ISO will be offering the following training sessions during the Spring semester of 2009!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

1:30 - 3:00pm

Cyert Hall, Room 100

Introduction to Identity Finder for Windows

Speaker:    Theodore Pham, Information Security Engineer

Abstract:
Identity Theft is a rapidly mounting concern, which means that protecting your identity and the identity and privacy of others is vitally important. In this 90-minute class, you'll get hands-on instruction in how to use the Identity Finder software to find and secure information on your Windows-based computer that could make you, or others, vulnerable. You will be surprised at how much personally identifiable information can be stored on your computer without your knowledge.

Audience:
Open to faculty and staff only

Registration:
Required. Visit the Learning and Development Seminar Registration Site and choose CE 476.
or Email Wiam Younes at wyounes@andrew.cmu.edu

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

12:00 - 1:30 pm

UC, McKenna Room
Unhacking Windows: Tips, Tools and Techniques

Speaker:    Theodore Pham, Information Security Engineer

Abstract:

Today's malware writers draw motivation from only one source: monetary profit.  Consequently, the trend of easy to clean, be fruitful and multiply viruses has been replaced by malware that hijacks complete control of the target for sinister purposes.  Once a computer is hijacked, the malware typically opens covert remote control channels back to the malicious originator; pilfers private, sensitive information (such as financial account numbers and contact lists); acts as a launch pad for further attacks (such as spam relaying); and burrows itself so deep into the target operating system that most experts recommend a scorched earth or nuke from orbit reformat and reinstall cleanup.


This talk will introduce the motivation, methods, tools, and techniques for detecting and performing surgical cleanup of malware on Microsoft Windows XP.  Included will be a discussion of the Windows boot sequence and explanations of popular auto-execution entries employed by today's malware to remain persistent across reboots.  Special treatment will be given to diagnosis and recovery from stealth rootkits (i.e. malware that specializes in remaining undetected by anti-virus, anti-spyware, and the user).

Covered cleanup methods will include both online (booted from infected operating system) and offline (booted from alternative media) techniques and tools.  The discussion of offline methods will focus on the ISO Reatogo boot cd (derived from BartPE and Windows PE).


Audience:
Open to all University affiliates

Refreshments:
Pizza and beverages will be served.

Registration:
Required. Visit the Learning and Development Seminar Registration Site and choose CE 535.
or Email Wiam Younes at wyounes@andrew.cmu.edu

   

Tuesday, January 20, 2009  10:00 am - 12:00pm

Canceled!

Electronic Stored Information Preservation and Discovery Strategies for Carnegie Mellon

Instructor:    James Merconlini, Assistant General Council

This presentation is canceled; please register for the training session on March 18th

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

1:30 - 3:00pm

140 E, Baker Hall Introduction to Identity Finder for Windows

Speakers:    Theodore Pham, Information Security Engineer

Abstract:
Identity Theft is a rapidly mounting concern, which means that protecting your identity and the identity and privacy of others is vitally important. In this 90-minute class, you'll get hands-on instruction in how to use the Identity Finder software to find and secure information on your Windows-based computer that could make you, or others, vulnerable. You will be surprised at how much personally identifiable information can be stored on your computer without your knowledge.

Audience:
Open to faculty and staff only

Registration:
Required. Visit the Learning and Development Seminar Registration Site and choose CE 476.
or email Wiam Younes at wyounes@andrew.cmu.edu

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1:00 - 2:30 pm

UC, Connan Room

Electronic Stored Information Preservation and Discovery Strategies for Carnegie Mellon

Speaker:    James Merconlini, Assistant Gernal Council

Abstract:
As recent laws have placed new rules and regulations on institutions in the area of preserving and producing electronic stored information for legal cases, Carnegie Mellon is working to develop strategies and procedures so that we will be effective in compliance.

This talk will discuss:

  • New rules of E-discovery
  • Risks associated
  • Impact on the University
  • Challenges
  • OGC's and ISO's roles
  • Departmental/Organizational impacts
  • Individual impacts

Time will be alloted to Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Audience:
Open to all University affiliates

Refreshments:
Treats and beverages will be served.

Registration:
Required. Visit the Learning and Development Seminar Registration Site and choose CE 534.
or Email Wiam Younes at wyounes@andrew.cmu.edu