I heard that the person who is teaching this course in question is in trouble
for stealing the material and is being sued. I would really hate to spend
money and schedule flights etc for this course, only to show up and find out
that the course was cancelled because of someone's legal troubles.
I am very surprised that their employer knowingly lets them continue to use
their name in the advertizement, or lets the person to continue to represent
them on the speaking tour. Somehow, I tend to shy away from people involved
with shady acts for some reason. If the charges are true, I'd have a problem
I guess though, that we should give them the benefit of the doubt...the truth
seems to have a way of coming out in the end, so I will reserve judgement
until then. Just use caution.
As for SANS in general, I find them a very informative and forthright
organization. In the Washington DC area, there are several very good
conferences that are held each year. Infowarcom is one of those, as well as
one put on by NCSA I think...not sure. COMNET and fed imaging are others that
come to mind.
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 1997 7:05 PM
To: Pablo Martinez; Firewalls @
Subject: Re: Looking for a good conference on firewalls and network security
I was just perusing the SANS May Conference, and found a course titled
"Firewall Management and Troubleshooting" Anybody know anything about the
speaker or the contents of the course.???
At 03:17 PM 12/18/97 -0500, Pablo Martinez wrote:
>I am relatively new to this area and I am in the process of
>registering in a couple of courses on network/Internet security.
>I would also like to attend to a good conference/symposium on
>network security (including firewalls) where I could get info on the
>latest trends and research (courses usually do not cover that
>in detail). Any suggestions? So far I have info on
> - 1998 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
> - The Internet Society's Symposium on Network and Distributed System
>Pablo Martinez 101 Crawfords Corner Rd
>Internet Communications Business Holmdel, NJ 07733-3030
>Lucent Technologies 732 817-2731
com 732 817-4504 FAX