September 5 , 2007
Workshop highlights Linux Security
Augusta, Ga. – A world-class computer expert will speak in Augusta State University’s Jaguar Student Activity Center Butler Room at 9 a.m. on Sept. 20. Bob Toxen will lead a session entitled The Seven Most Deadly Sins of Linux Security. The local chapter of Information Systems Security Association, in conjunction with ASU’s James M. Hull College of Business, and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is hosting the event.
Mr. Toxen authored the second edition of Real World Linux Security and is an expert on Linux and UNIX security and mixed-OS network security using Linux. His 30 years of experience includes being one of the developers of Berkeley UNIX and being one of the four creators of Silicon Graphics’ UNIX.
Joanne Sexton, an assistant professor in ASU’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, says the program will benefit individuals who are interested in systems security. She says Windows professionals will find the exposure to the Linux operating system useful, and Linux professionals will find it invaluable. The event is free and open to the public.
The session is in coordination with the information security and assurance specialization currently being created by the Hull College and the mathematics and compute science department. Several classes are currently available for students interested in working toward that specialization.