[ANNOUNCE] Events For This Week - 13 Aug 2012 Perl Mongers. LUG's Lean Security

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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.
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> Editor's picks:
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> TONITE (Wed) :  Perl Mongers
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Which would you prefer:

    Writing test code.
    A colonoscopy.

Before you reach for the cleasing prep...

Recent polls find that most programmers do rank testing code just  
below colonoscopy on the "want it" scale.

Truly Lazy programming demands effective testing, however, and,  
fortunately, Perl offers just that: the ability to test just about  
anything, easily, with a minimum of wasted effort.

This month we will take a look at various ways to put the "Anything"  
into "TAP", incuding bulk testing modules, diagnostic messages, test  
flow control, and using Perl to test other, less fortunate, languages  
that lack Perl's testing support.

The meeting will be at Riot Games,   7777 Bonhomme Ave. Clayton, MO  
63105

starting at 1830.

Food will be provided by Intoximeters, Inc.

I've ordered four types of pizzas from Dewey's:
* Meatball
* Caprice
* Killer Veggie
* Hawaiian

I've been told that with the sizes ordered we should have enough for  
everyone that RSVP'd plus a healthy margin for those who didn't. So,  
if you didn't RSVP or you want to bring a friend or coworker you are  
more than welcome to do so. If you do plan to make it and haven't let  
me know though, please shoot me, mailto:matt.follett at gmail.com a quick  
email. If a bunch more people contact me I'll add a Green Lantern in  
there.

Thanks again to Intoximeters, Inc for sponsoring food for the night.

> TOMORROW (Thurs) :
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> Thursday, Aug 16:
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> 		       St. Louis Tech-Security Conference
> 	       ** *This conference qualifies for CPE credits* **     All Day
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> 			 http://www.dataconnectors.com/
> 			   Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
> 	       1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St Louis, MO 63131
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>   AND....the big HILITE of the week....
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>                                                  stlLUG - St. Louis  
> Linux Users Grp - Lean Security
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>                                                                   
> Thurs, August 16, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
>                                                                 4633  
> World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 (map)
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> TOPIC:    Lean Security
>                                          by Josh More
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> Venue: UMSL's  IT Enterprises
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> http://www.stllinux.org/
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> Abstract
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> 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.
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>
>
> 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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>

Fri nite:   St. Louis Astronomical Society.      Discovery of Comet C/ 
2012c2 Buenges by Fred Buenges  @ Wash U


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