Oct 9th Mtg: Digital Forensics Introduction

Date: Oct 9th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: Digital Forensics Introduction
Presenters: Steve Hailey

Steve Hailey will be covering some of the technical aspects of digital forensics work as well as going over several cases that he has worked in the past years.

Steve Hailey is an Information Technology veteran of thirty one years, with twenty four years of experience developing and delivering technical training. Steve has twenty eight years of data recovery experience, and has been conducting digital forensic analysis professionally for seventeen

Steve has performed work and conducted training in the fields of computer networking, information security, and digital forensics for two Fortune 100 companies, several law firms, the federal government, various law enforcement agencies, and several colleges throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is actively involved with developing and delivering training in digital forensics to members of city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and has trained military personnel who perform digital forensics examinations in the Mideast.

Steve is an instructor and Subject Matter Expert for the Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative program for the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, and is also adjunct information security faculty for Texas A&M University. Currently he runs CyberSecurity Institute and CyberSecurity Academy as well as teaches the information security and digital forensics curriculum at Edmonds Community College.


As always, there will be dinner 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 above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

Sep 11th Mtg: Behavior Driven Infrastructure with Puppet

Date: Sep 11th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Google in Fremont
You must register here before coming to the meeting.
Google recommends arriving by bus (Metro routes 26, 28, 31, 32, and 40 stop at N 34th and Fremont Ave, about 100 yards from the door to CotU) or parking on the street. Nearby U-Park lots are Lot 52, Lot 58, Lot 62, Lot 71, Lot 72, Fremont #81, and the Red Door Lower Garage #71B. http://www.u-parksystem.com/locations/default.asp#fremont_seattle
Directions: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zlXUoK9C-i7U.ksX8wSiUZjvY&authuser=0&hl=en
Subject: Behavior Driven Infrastructure with Puppet
Presenters: Atom Powers

With great power comes great responsibility and with centralized configuration management comes centralized system destruction. I will show you how I have tried to mitigate the damage of a bad configuration with manual and automatic testing of my CMS code. It will be a roller-coaster ride through Puppet roles and profiles, Git and git hooks, vagrant virtual hosts, and Jenkins projects. After it’s all over you should have some ideas and inspiration for building your own testing and continuous delivery system for your configuration management code.

Atom is an information services professional with a passion for engineering simple solutions to difficult problems. He creates elegant, scaleable, automated, and high-performance systems for IT/MIS operations that support the tactical and strategic goals of the organization.

He strives to continue learning and to constantly improve hisself and the people he works with through coaching, training, and collaborating with peers in every industry. He invented the phrase “perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard” to express the idea that nothing is perfect. The idea of “perfection” is a condiment that adds no real value; there is
always room for improvement.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

Aug 14th Mtg: Short Topic Talks

Date: Aug 14th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Rainier Tower, 1301 5th Ave, 17th Floor
Doors on West side (4th Ave) will be unlocked
Directions: http://rainiersquare.com/directions/
Subject: Short Topic Talks
Presenters: Multiple Speakers

Brian Haney talking on “WordPress, Served SRE Style”
Ski Kacoroski talking on “How to migrate a blackbox website using Apache proxy”
Q&A from the audience

The Agenda: http://goo.gl/LuiU7X

Thomas’ slides: http://goo.gl/dg5TVw

Dinner for this meeting will be sponsored by WhitePages who is also providing the room. Many thanks to Michael Bradshaw at WhitePages for setting this up. Check them out at http://www.whitepages.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

Seattle based special interest group for system and network administrators