PacNOG 14 Systems and Network Security Workshop

Dates: December 3-6, 2013
Location: Suva, Fiji
Host & Venue: University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji (ISP)

Systems and Network Security Workshop

This workshop will focus on security from the network perspective (ingress, egress filters, BCP 38, network intrusion detection, network traffic) as well as from the server side (proper admin procedures, firewalls, secure services, etc.). The workshop is aimed at Network and System administrators who are interested in learning best practices for maintaining a secure and stable operating environment. Please review the Agenda to see the topics to be covered. Labs constitute about 60% of the course.

Workshop Topics

  • Best practices and methodology for securing hosts and networks
  • Network hygiene (ingress/egress filtering)
  • Log monitoring
  • Cryptography basics, encrypting files
  • Securing Services with SSL
  • Access lists and firewalls
  • Using SSH with keys
  • Intrusion detection


  • Some Linux/UNIX experience
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and layer 2 and layer 3 network basics

Recommended Software


  • PuTTY for Windows
  • Linux/UNIX and Mac OS already have SSH installed. DO NOT USE PUTTY FOR LINUX OR MAC!


  • TightVNC for windows (32bit)
  • TightVNC for windows (64bit)
  • Ubuntu users should have vinagre installed by default (or apt-get install vinagre will get it. Alternatively apt-get install xtightvncviewer gets tightvnc for Ubuntu installed)
  • OS X has an inbuilt VNC client that you access from the Finder application (command+k) but it doesn't easily allow you to specify port numbers besides the default so try the Chicken VNC client

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