Interview with Lance Spitzner, Security Expert
by Mirko Zorz - Tuesday, 19 November 2002.
Oh boy, that depends. Beginner worrying about securing their XP box at home, security engineer securing their network at work? For the common user, I just recommend getting a firewall and a virus scanner, that works for most. For the security professional, start with the basics. For me, that was Stevens TCP/IP Illustrated Volume I. That has become my networking bible. The other most valuable thing for me has been a home lab. Build yourself a network of computers (old 486 systems are fine), and test everything you are learning in that environment (minimization, network sniffing, firewalls, attacks, etc). That hands on experience has proven invaluable to me.

What are your future plans? Any exciting new projects?

One of the most exciting things the Honeynet Projectis now working on is a bootable CDROM. We want to take our newly developed GenII technologies and build them into a bootable CDROM. This way if any organizations want to deploy a Honeynet (or multiple Honeynets), they simply boot off a CDROM and they have their Honeynet. All that is left is populating the network with target victims.

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The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


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