So, some of you that do the social networking thing with me will be aware that we've been considering offering a one day online training course for effectively testing and auditing IDS/IPS. The idea behind the online course is pretty simple; a one day course mixed with both theory and practical; that's aimed at anyone interested in testing IDS/IPS's security posture.
We've decided to offer seats at a £100 a head. The idea behind that is, we simply didn't want the cost to be a barrier for anyone that is interested. Personally, I think that's a fair and reasonable price (if the price is still a barrier please have a chat with me and let's see what we can work out).
I intend to offer two dates towards the end of the month (July); one during the weekend (a Saturday(27th) or Sunday(28th)), for those that might have to pay for it themselves or are too busy at work to get the time off; and one during the week (a Monday(29th) or a Tuesday (30th)) for those doing it through their work or are busy on the weekend. I also intend to give attendees a copy of all the teaching material and the Virtual Machines we'll use as well.
By the end of the day, attendees should have a pretty good idea about what makes a good IDS/IPS test and what makes a bad one; what things to look out for on an assessment of these devices; and what tools are available. Although this won't be The Open Source Network Intrusion Framework 'OSNIF' training, it will cover the OSNIF top 5 and how to test for them as well as a number of other things.
If any of you are interested then feel free to either hit me up on here (using the contact form on the right hand side), or drop us a message via email (training(at)alba13.com) for more detailed information.