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Packet Analysis in IP Networks

September 2005 Section Meeting - Joint meeting with Computer Society Chapter

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005

Speaker: Dan Goldberg of MADJiC Consulting, Inc., Charlottesville, VA - Click Here for the speaker's bio.


This tutorial presents tools and techniques used to capture and analyze data from IP based datanetworks. Through the course of the evening software will be introduced along with the related data formats for popular IP protocols and their payloads. For each protocol samples of legitimate and malicious traffic will be given, and finally a methodology will be covered for troubleshooting applications and detecting malicious traffic.

There will also be a brief introduction to the SANS Internet Storm Center which is a volunteer Incident Handling group of which Mr. Goldberg is a member. They track and respond to seucurity related incidents on the Internet globally, in partnership with Dshield, a distributed intrusion detection system.

Biographical Information:

Dan Goldberg founded MADJiC Consulting, Inc. a Charlottesville based information security consultancy focused on firewalls, VPNs, intrusion detection, and network architecture. He is an incident handler with the SANS Internet Storm center and Technical director for Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), and co-author of the SANS institute course "Web Application Security Workshop". When not trying to save the Internet he can be found working in his small farm in Albemarle county with his family or mountain biking in the Blue Ridge mountains.

For more details about Dan Goldberg and MADJiC Consulting, please visit his web site,

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