[Micronet] Center for Internet Security Orientation - Thursday 10/21

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[Micronet] Center for Internet Security Orientation - Thursday 10/21

Ryan L. Means
Good morning,

One of the most important IT security practices is creating and
maintaining a secure configuration for systems and applications. Over
the last six months, our Data Security Reviews have indicated that some
campus units struggle with defining and implementing these secure

To assist the campus in implementing good security controls, the Office
of the CIO recently purchased a membership for campus faculty and staff
to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), giving us access to their
impressive suite of security benchmarks, their Java audit tool, and many
other resources.

We will be holding an orientation session, hosted by staff from CIS,
next Thursday morning (10/21) in the McCollum room of Tan Hall. There
will also be a conference / WebEx for people who cannot make it to Tan
in-person (connection info below). The orientation session will cover
how to apply security benchmarks, audit machines to see if they have
been installed, and answer any questions you have about the process.

A better understanding of the orientation material will make this
meeting more productive, so I encourage all of you to sign up and review
some of the material so you can bring your questions to the orientation

Allison Henry of SNS has posted specific instructions for signing up to
CIS on the SNS wiki at:


Even if you cannot make the meeting, please review this material. We can
discuss it at future Security Operations Workgroup meetings, or if there
is sufficient interest, I'd be happy to host a workshop on how to use
the benchmarks in your unit. If you have any questions or comments,
please let me know.




When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:30 PM-12:00 PM Pacific Time
Where:  McCollum Room, 7th Floor, Tan Hall
Also: Dial In Number: 1-866-606-4704 access code 6695274

The CIS orientation will provide an overview of the benchmarks, CIS-CAT
and security metrics.  You can expect to receive a handout a couple of
days before the call.

We will be projecting the WebEx call for all in-person participants.
Otherwise, please use the information below to connect:

Meeting Number: 790 896 165
Meeting Password: MtgCIS1

To join this meeting (Now from the Apple iPhone (R) too!)
1. Go to
2. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: MtgCIS1
3. Click "Join".
4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Audio conference information
1-866-606-4704 access code 6695274

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