[ANNOUNCE] Events For This Week - 13 Aug 2012

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	Sorry for the different format this week, but the editors are  
stretched a bit thinly.   So, check the calendar to see everything but  
here are our picks.

Editor's picks:

TONITE (Tuesday) :  GAMUG explores the new MAC OS X release, Mountain  
Lion.

TOMORROW (Wed) :   do NOT go to the Novell / SuSE Linux lunch.  It is  
on summer hiatus this month.


Thursday, Aug 16:

		       St. Louis Tech-Security Conference
	       ** *This conference qualifies for CPE credits* **

			 http://www.dataconnectors.com/
			   Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
	       1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63131



    AND....the big HILITE of the week....

                                                   stlLUG - St. Louis  
Linux Users Grp - Lean Security

                                                                    
Thurs, August 16, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
                                                                  4633  
World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 (map)

TOPIC:    Lean Security
                                           by Josh More


Venue: UMSL's  IT Enterprises

http://www.stllinux.org/

Abstract

  It has been said "information wants to be free."  A corollary to  
this could be "security wants to fail."   And fail it does, time and  
time again.  Security projects are often unsuccessful because of bad  
process, misconfigured technology and resistant employees.      
Traditionally, we solve this problem by tightening the screws, but is  
this right or does it just make things worse?   By exploring ideas  
from Agile Development, Lean Manufacturing, Psychology, Economics and  
Complexity Science, this presentation explains why we are in the mess  
we're in and how we might get out of it. It discusses why constantly  
improving "better practice" is better than "best practice", why  
focusing on learning is better than focusing on checklists and why  
expensive technology is seldom a good security solution.   Finally, it  
discusses systems issues and why so much of our time is spent fighting  
ourselves instead of the bad guys.



Speaker BIO: Josh has more than fifteen years of experience in IT, and  
ten years working in Security.  Though today, he primarily works as a  
security consultant, he has been a developer and system and network  
administrator.    He holds several security and technical  
certifications and has served in a leadership position on several  
security-focused groups.    He writes a blog on security at http://www.starmind.org/ 
  and http://www.rjssmartsecurity.com/.  More recently, he has been  
focusing on applying lessons from other disciplines to security  
practice.    Josh More leads RJS Smart Security.



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