Southern Polytechnic Information Security Association (SPISA)
Friday, November 16, 2007
2007 SPISA Network Security Competition
The 2007 SPISA Network Security Competition was held on Saturday,
November 10, 2007. The competition focused on the operational aspect of managing and
protecting an existing network infrastructure. Student teams were scored based on their
ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing
services such as web and database servers, and balance security needs against business
needs. The competition involved four main teams: The Academic teams
consisted of SPSU
students (three students in each team) who attempted to secure a Windows 2003 Active
Directory server, a web server, a database server, and a Windows XP client. The Red team
was composed of security professionals who tried to attack and exploit the computers of
the Academic teams. The White team
consisted of judges who kept score during the
competition. The Gold team
was in charge of facilitating all of the competitors and
overseeing the competition.
The competition started at 11:00am and ended at 5pm. The top five winning teams were:
- First Place – Team Alpha Squad 7: Brent Page, Michael Galyon, Alex Groden
- Second Place – Team NULL: Daniel Perry, Ted Wood, Benjamin V. Yampolsky
- Third Place – Team Ninjas: Sandra Hofmann, Rob Little, Yamin Wu
- Fourth Place – Team Paladin: Ilyas Takci, Jaime Barrios, Andrew Ward
- Fifth Place – Team Warcraft: Xin Lu, Michael Altfield, Min Xia
Below is a list of photos taken at the competition:
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Metro Atlanta ISSA Career Day
On Wednesday, October 24th, the Metro Atlanta ISSA is holding an annual Career Day event.
Three speakers will share their insights about industry trends and different kinds of job
opportunities for information security professionals: Marci McCarthy, CEO, Executive Alliance;
Jerrod Stoller, Southeast Regional Sale Manager, RSA; and Jim Lepine, Manager Advisory, KPMG.
This will be a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas about career plans.
This event takes place from 10 am - 2 pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in downtown Decatur.
For directions, use the link here:
Lunch will be included. Registration for ISSA members is free, and non-members are welcome for a nominal charge
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Friday, August 3, 2007
Information Security Lab and Remote Lab
SPISA members and prospective members are welcome to use our Information Security Lab located at J-310 in the
Atrium Building. The lab has currently the following setting:
- Linux Web/SQL servers
- Solaris based workstations
- Linux SMTP mail server
- Windows 2000 SQL/IIS servers
- Windows XP clients workstations
- CISCO PIX-501 BUN-K9 firewalls
- CISCO 1811-K9 security routers
- KVM 8-port, 24-port switches
SPISA is also helping establish a Remote Lab in the IT Department of SPSU.
The idea is to design and implement a remote lab that allows students to participate in the lab exercise
by remotely configure the hardware devices physically installed in our lab rooms. This can be done through
different approaches: (1) using a physical layer switch; (2) relay cards; and (3) intelligent controllers.
This remote lab will help not only distance learning students but also information security students to
gain hands-on experience.
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SPISA is established for the purpose of advancing Information Security knowledge and skills.
SPISA will raise the awareness of social responsibilities and ethical behavior in the
Information Security field. SPISA is committed to following the policies set forth by
Southern Polytechnic State University.
Membership shall be limited to Southern Polytechnic State University students interested in
Information Security and Assurance. Students enrolled in the spring semester are eligible for
summer membership. The following must also be met in order to be a member:
- Full payment of financial obligations as determined by the organization.
- Attend at least 50% of all meetings during a given semester.
- Participate in all activities sponsored by SPISA unless it interferes with prior obligations related to studies, financial burdens, or other pre-planned extracurricular activities.
- Participate in fundraising events.
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Southern Polytechnic State University
Information Technology Degrees Department
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060
Department Chair: Dr. Andy Ju An Wang
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Marilee McClure
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