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1 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Information sharing the MOREnet way: How not to keep secrets Randy Raw Beth Young MOREnet Security

2 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Objectives: Introductions What is MOREnet Communication options Conferences Expanding the security community

3 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Introductions Randy Raw –CISSP - August 2005 –1.5 years with MOREnet –Former Director of Technology Services at Linn State Technical College –Former Technology Coordinator for the Osage County R- II schools Beth Young –CISSP - July 2003 –5 years with MOREnet –Former Network Analyst - University of Missouri Columbia

4 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri What is MOREnet The Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) provides Internet connectivity, access to Internet2, technical support, videoconferencing services and training to Missouri's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, health care, state government and other affiliated organizations.

5 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri What does the Security office do? Assist with incident response Liaison with law enforcement Gather information for dissemination Knowledge transfer

6 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri The “Old Days” We were the bad guys. Nobody talked to us because they were afraid we would use it against them. We were a “ticket numbers” group. Policy issues kept us from being proactive and helpful

7 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri What have we done to change? Change how we do what we do Communicate regularly to our members, not just when they have a problem Provide opportunities for members to learn and help them secure their networks, not just be their Internet police Establish goals to reduce ticket counts, especially nuisance tickets Create and communicate Security roadmap

8 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri The “kinder and gentler” security - changing what we do Good Net Neighbor configuration –Phase I – Microsoft NetBIOS port –Phase II – Outbound Port 25 spam block Self-scanning tool to self-evaluate hosts Blackhole DNS Server MOREnet network status indicator Town hall meetings to discover their needs and issues

9 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Using our lists for proactive communication Security-l, MERC-security and State-security lists –One-way push for critical announcements Bot network C&C Virus alerts Vulnerability announcements –Two-way discussions for any topic members choose –Communication of important training opportunities

10 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Monthly Web Seminars - communicate Phishing Schemes Bot networks Spyware/malware Nmap Ethereal Securing HP printers SecCheck and Active Ports Subpoena handling

11 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Annual Security Symposium - education Mostly member presentations Advanced Technical topics K-12, Higher Education, Library and State Government attendees and presenters Attorney General’s Office keynote on dealing with law enforcement

12 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Advanced Security Training - education Contracted with SANS and providing SANS Forensics course at steep discount for MOREnet members CISSP training for members using video conferencing technology

13 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Conferences – education/communication Security policy generation Security Awareness emphasis Hands-on training sessions Hacking competitions Ethical hacking training

14 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Other methods of communications and sharing of information Daily Security Newslinks on website Security offerings accessible through MyMOREnet login –RADAR (MRTG) statistics –NetFlow statistics –Ticket submission –Research requests

15 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Fee-based Services Virus and Spam Filtering (EVSF) Remote Vulnerability Assessment

16 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Expanding to the security community Security community meetings Security community list for announcements and discussion Infragard involvement State Information Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) involvement

17 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri On-going activities Participate in annual Security Awareness Month Annual advanced topic for training Nationally known Security Symposium keynote speaker Expand the security community reach beyond Columbia

18 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri Is there anything left to do? Blogging Darknet DShield log analysis server On-site Remote Vulnerability Assessment In-depth firewall assessment SMTP self-testing tool Managed firewall Managed security appliance

19 | University of Missouri Copyright ©2006 MOREnet and The Curators of the University of Missouri For more information Randy Raw – Beth Young –


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