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Online Tech Presents on IT Security at Detroit B-Sides Security Conference

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B-Sides Security DetroitOnline Tech’s Systems Support Manager, Steve Aiello, will be presenting at Security B-Sides Detroit on securable infrastructures, June 7-8. Security B-Sides Detroit is a grassroots, DIY, open security conference bringing together a large number of IT and security professionals found in different cities such as San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Denver, Los Angeles, and even Sao Paulo, Brazil.

When: Friday – Saturday; June 7-8, 2013
Where: Renaissance Conference Center, GM Renaissance Center, Tower 300 Level 2, Detroit, MI 48243
Cost: Free
Schedule: View Calendar of Talks
RSVP: Via EventBrite.com

Read on for more about Steve’s talk Saturday, June 8 at 10 AM ET:

Title: Building Securable Infrastructures

Abstract: This session asks the question: “How do I design my environment to be securable?”  Until computing systems are designed and built with security and in mind we will be trapped in a cycle of post implementation Band-Aid style fixes.  Without designing infrastructures from the ground up with security in mind and real attempt to defend against directed attacks will be largely unsuccessful.

  • How do we evaluate products in a systematic manor to eliminate vulnerabilities we invite into our environments?
  • Where is money more wisely spent: on developing quality security policies and guidelines? Or on buying, configuring, and maintaining security products?
  • What are critical questions that we should be asking our vendors when we are evaluating new products for our environments?

Speaker bio: Steven Aiello is a Systems Support Manager with Online Tech, the Midwest’s premier managed data center operator. His certifications include CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), ISACA CISA, VMware VCP ( VMware Certified Professional), Cisco CCNA ( Cisco Certified Network Associate), Comptia Security+, and Certified Incident Responder (New Mexico Tech).

Other talks include topics such as:

The Ever-Evolving Threat Landscape – This talk covers how the threat landscape has changed in the past decade, as well as exemplifying the advanced capabilities of malware.
In Case of ZOMBIES Break Glass – Exactly what it sounds like. How to survive real scenarios that may bring about the zombie apocalypse.
So You Want to Hire a Penetration Testing?: 10 Tips for Success – Mark Stanislav of Duo Security describes the process of hiring and working with an Ethical Hacking (EH) services company.

Steve presented on IT disaster recovery and business continuity for a webinar series earlier this year. View all three webinars and slides.

About B-Sides
Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

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