To whomever admins the Discourse.lug page, could we fine tune the “Information Security” category a little? I’d like to see a top level category “Information Security (Practical Application/HowTo)” with the following Subcategories:
Server/Workstation Security (Hardening)
Mandatory Access Control (SELinux / AppArmor)
I’d like to see us avoid topics such as inane infosec theory/debate, black-hat-vs.-white-hat stuff, h3y dud3 we c4a h4X0r ur w4rez GG g3t wr3ck7 n00b kind of stuff.
Information Security is a constantly developing discipline that must be taken into consideration at all layers of our Infrastructure. I think we can make a positive contribution to our community if our LUG will take a practical, hands-on, real world approach to weaving information security techniques and practices into the fabric of our LUG.
Also, I think it would be cool to have a “InfoSec Tip of the Month” at our monthly meetings. We could make it occupy only 5-10 minutes per meeting and document it on our website.
What do you think?
*Firewall = A device that controls network traffic both in and out of a network by using well defined rules and policies.
**Network Security = Best practice deployments and implementations of network device staging and setup.