Tina Bird, Secure Networking Group
Who should attend: System administrators and network managers responsible for remote access and wide area networks within their organization. You should be familiar with TCP/IP networking and fundamental network security, although some review is provided. The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a step-by-step guide to evaluating an organization's VPN requirements, selecting the appropriate technology, and implementing it within a pre-existing security infrastructure.
Virtual private networking technology provides a flexible mechanism for addressing connectivity needs within many organizations. This class focuses on assessing business and technical requirements for remote access and extranet connections; evaluating VPN technology; integrating VPNs within an existing network infrastructure; and common implementation difficulties.
Topics covered include:
About the Instructor:
Tina Bird is a security analyst at Secure Network Group, a consulting
specializing in the installation and management of secure wide-area networks.
She has implemented and managed a variety of wide-area-network security
technologies, such as firewalls and VPN packages; built and supported extranet
and intranet remote access packages; and developed, implemented and enforced
corporate IS security policies in a variety of environments. Her main focus in
the last year has been on the evaluation and implementation of virtual private
networking solutions in small to mid-sized networks (40 to 4000 hosts). Tina is
the moderator of the Virtual Private Networks mailing list. She has a MS and
PhD in astrophysics from the University of Minnesota.
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