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Low Level Network Security

posted Nov 26, 2012, 11:20 AM by Nitin Jami
Boris Kochergin who is the Chief Rigor Officer at New York Internet, network administrator at EmPower Solar, network administrator at Ecological, and a programmer at Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association (LISEIA). Needless to say he comes from a skilled background of network administration and can impart some valuable wisdom through his talk.

As applications get ever more complicated, popular focus shifts to breaking and securing them. There are, however, simple, decades-old lower-level networking protocols upon which the Internet is built. Their security shortcomings tend to creep up most often in a shared-access environment where trusted and untrusted parties have access to the same
networking hardware.
In this talk, he will cover Ethernet and IP addressing, the translation layer between them (the Address Resolution Protocol), and the security properties thereof. Time permitting, we will also cover the security properties of various hardware Ethernet switch implementations with an emphasis on CAM--the mechanism used to map an Ethernet address to an Ethernet port.
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