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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 September 2004 NYLUG: Steven Branigan on Intrude

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 September 2004 NYLUG: Steven Branigan on Intruder/Crime Forensics
Date: 15 Sep 2004 10:35:08 -0400

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 Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 09:45:00 -0400 (EDT)
 From: John Bacall <>
 Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NY Linux Users Grp. 15 September Meeting: 
Steven Branigan -on- Intruder/Crime Forensics

 September 15, 2004
 IBM Headquarters Building
 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
 12th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency

 ** RSVP Instructions **
     Unless you have already rsvp'ed for a prior meeting, everyone
     should RSVP to attend.
     Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge and room number.

                       Steven Branigan (
                          Intruder/Crime Forensics

    This Wednesday, September 15 we will have our version of docu-drama,
    "A walk through some high tech crimes." Steven Branigan, a computing,
    networking systems' forensic specialist will enthrall us with a few of
    the cases he and a forensic team worked on as part of the New York
    Electronic Crimes Task Force (NYECTF). Steven will share the lessons
    he learned and the insights he has gleaned, and will pass on, to this
    meeting's attendees. Quote Bob Weaver, United States Secret Service .

      Task forces, in general, are not a new concept to law enforcement,
      and have been with us for some time. What makes the NYECTF so
      unique is the diversity of our membership and the personal, trusted
      relationships that develop between our members. Today, the task
      force consists of over 250 individual members representing federal,
      state and local law enforcement, the private sector, and academia.
      Our members include the largest financial services,
      telecommunications, and technology companies in the country. It
      also includes computer science specialists from 18 different
      universities. Among these partners, most of whom are strong
      competitors in the consumer marketplace, there is an unprecedented
      sharing of expertise, information and proven solutions, all of
      which have been employed in our common mission to prevent the
      disabling or compromise of critical systems and infrastructure.

    Gives an insight to the role of the NYECTF, and our speaker's
    background. Steven is also an author, his I.T. forensic book is
    entitled, "High-Tech Crimes Revealed: Cyberwar Stories from the
    Digital Front," via Addison Wesley Press. One of our esteemed book

   Book Description:

    Stories about hacking, stolen credit card numbers, computer viruses,
    and identity theft are all around us, but what do they really mean to
    us? The goal of this book, quite simply, is to help educate people on
    the issues with high-tech crimes. "High-Tech Crimes Revealed: Cyberwar
    Stories from the Digital Front" demystifies the risks and realities of
    high-tech crimes. Demystifying these crimes and raising the awareness
    of users of technology will make people smarter and safer, and that
    will make all of us safer in the long run. Steven Branigan shares the
    inside details on real cases he worked on in his various roles in
    law-enforcement, information technology, and security. The result is a
    comprehensive, accessible look at how digital crimes are discovered,
    what techniques the criminals use and why, and (in some cases) how
    they can be brought to justice. Inside, you'll find extensive
    information on Actual hacker investigations, including the harm caused
    and how the criminals were tracked and caught, plus the ins and outs
    of identity theft, a rapidly growing crime with potential for serious
    damage. Use of criminology and hacker psychology to detect and deter
    attacks. The risks associated with various technologies Do's and
    Don'ts for high-tech criminal investigations. This easily
    understandable book will take you beyond hearing about high-tech
    crimes to actually understanding how and why they happen--and what can
    be done to protect yourself.

   For More Information Visit (see

      * "High-Tech Crimes Revealed: Cyberwar Stories from the Digital
      * NYECTF
      * Steven Branigan Web Site

   About Steven Branigan:

    Steven Branigan is President and Founder of CyanLine LLC. CyanLine
    specializes in helping corporations successfully deploy wireless
    networks securely, drawing on his 15+ years of experience in fields of
    computer science and forensics. He is internationally recognized as an
    expert in computer security, and has testified before Congress,
    qualified as an expert witness for the government and has lectured on
    network security issues to N.A.T.O., the US Department of Justice and
    the US Secret Service.

    He has just released "High-Tech Crimes Revealed: Cyberwar Stories from
    the Digital Front", detailing the issues real businesses faced with
    computer crimes. In addition to being a founding member of the NY
    Electronic Crimes task force with Bob Weaver, Branigan worked as a
    Senior Manager with Bill Cheswick in Bell Labs Computing and Network
    Research, and together they subsequently founded Lumeta Corporation.
    In his spare time, he is pursuing his MBA at Columbia University.
    Steven's Web site is at .

 Free Stuff!
     Swag of undetermined value and quantity may be distributed on a
     first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for the best selection.

     GPG cryptography. Immediately after the presentation and continuing
     at Stammtisch we will be gathering for a keysigning. For those who
     already have keys, please remember to bring paper printouts of your
     40-character key fingerprint, as per the instructions in our howto
     docs. If you haven't created a key yet, and for keysigning details,
     our howto docs are a must read.

     After the meeting ... Join us around 8:30pm or so at TGI Friday's,
     located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th Street, second floor.
     Northeast corner.

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