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The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Services — Training Opportunities — Unix Security:

VASCAN offers downloadable instructional materials in the form of PowerPoint presentations, white papers, and articles. Click on the links below to view materials currently available. Return to Training Opportunities page.

Freeware Security Tools You Need (.ppt file)
A comprehensive list of freeware security tools is provide with tips on how to use them.

Securing Solaris Servers (.ppt file)
This is a short course on how to setup and "harden" Solaris server systems.

Securing Solaris Systems (.ppt file)
This course on setting up a robust and secure Solaris system is intended for Solaris system administrators with some experience in systems management.

Securing Solaris and Linux Systems - A Strategy (.ppt file)
Security issues for Solaris and Linux systems, complete with detailed examples, are addressed.

Securing Unix
This multi-part course provides detailed security advice for Solaris system administrators

Introduction to Unix (.pdf file)
This course provides an overview of the Unix operating system, its history, its functionality and its uses.

Principles of Solaris 8 System Management (.ppt file)
This course covers system administrator duties, security tricks and hints, checklists, installation instructions and much more for the secure administration of Solaris version 8 servers.

Securing Solaris - Using Syslogs During an Intrusion (.ppt file)
A how-to on using system logs to detect and prevent unwanted system intrusions.

Security, Targeting, & Analysis of Risk (STAR) (.ppt file)
This presentation outlines some of the history that led to creating the STAR program and discusses the need to do a risk analysis as part of your overall security program

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