Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Interz0ne West Security Conference this weekend.

Interz0ne West is a new security conference being put on in Walnut Creek, CA - hey, it happens to be where I live! Anyway, they have some excellent speakers lined up and look to be a good event for a first time security conference.
On Saturday at 11:00-11:50 will be a presentation titled "Microsoft - What's new in TCP/IP in Windows Vista" which will be given by Network Architect Abolade Gbadegesin. I meet Abolade up at Microsoft during the MVP Summit and let me tell you, he really knows his stuff and is a very nice person to boot. If you have any questions about what is going on with Microsoft's new TCP/IP stack you can first check out some Cable Guy articles. He has one specifically on Next Generation TCP/IP Stack in Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" which is worth the read. It will also allow you to ask some questions with a good frame of reference. I think the most exciting stuff coming out are:
IPv6 (yeah you can turn it on in XP SP2 if you know what you are doing but it is on by default in Vista)
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The new Network Access Protection (NAP) will have some news coming out soon also. Word on the street is a joint announcement with Cisco will finally come out explaining how Network Admission Control (NAC) from Cisco will work with NAP from Microsoft. This is good news since the last news announcement about Cisco and Microsoft on this topic came out in October of last year, yeah that is right a YEAR ago! I guess the lawyers have been making sure they are demonstrating their "worth" in this case - geez.
- Ed

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