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Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems – Training DVD

Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems – Training DVD

Product Description
Number of Videos:2.75 hours – 45 lessons
Ships on: DVD-ROM
User Level:Beginner
An outsider might be inside your network and ready to release attack traffic. A disgruntled employee might be inside your system and ready to delete files. You’re a systems or network admin and it’s your job to prevent these types of malicious events.

Where do you begin? A good start is knowing with some certainty that the attackers are even present and a good intrusion detection system will do just that. In this video, security expert Ric Messier explains why intrusion detection systems are necessary, what they do, how they work, where to find them, and how to implement them.

  • Understand intrusion detection: Its meaning, its value, and how to implement it
  • Master the workings of host-based and network-based intrusion detection systems
  • Learn about network captures, cryptographic hashes, alerting, incident response, and more
  • Gain awareness of anomaly based and signature based intrusion detection systems
  • Learn to use open source intrusion detection systems like Snort, Suricata, and Bro
  • Understand how to perform file integrity checks using Tripwire and Samhain
  • Review multiple forms of built-into-the-OS IDS systems

Ric Messier directs the Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics program at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. He runs the private security firm WasHere Consulting and is also a Senior Consultant with the security firm IP Architects, LLC. He is author of multiple O’Reilly security titles, including Professional Guide to Wireless Network Hacking and Penetration Testing, Introduction to Penetration Testing, and Mastering Python – Networking and Security.

Price: $49.99

  • Learn Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems from a professional trainer from your own desk.
  • Visual training method, offering users increased retention and accelerated learning
  • Breaks even the most complex applications down into simplistic steps.
  • Easy to follow step-by-step lessons, ideal for all



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Mt Isa. Artificial lake near the city.

Mt Isa. Artificial lake near the city.
Mount Isa Township.
Like Broken Hill Mt Isa is an isolated outback town created because of a mineral discovery in 1923. It was part of the Cloncurry Shire council until it was declared a town with its own local government in 1963. Today it has a population of around 20,000 people but at its peak in the 1970s it had 34,000 people. The city area encompasses a huge unpopulated area making Mt Isa the second biggest city in Australia in land area! The town is basically a mining company town like Broken Hill but unlike Broken Hill and other mining centres in Australia it is such a long way from the coast and port facilities. No mining town is further from the nearest port than Mt Isa. The port of Townsville is almost 900 kms away and the capital Brisbane is over 1800 kms away.

Pastoralism came to the Mt Isa region in the 1860s and 1870s when much of outback QLD was occupied by graziers. The region was known for its mining as the Cloncurry copper and goldfields were not that far away and to the south of Mt Isa was the Duchess copper mine and township. (In 1966 the only major source of phosphate was discovered at Duchess mine.) The rocky outcrops and ranges of the area were attractive to prospectors hoping for another great mineral find after the great finds at Cloncurry in 1872.

An itinerant mineral prospector named John Campbell Miles was camped on the Leichhardt River looking at rock samples in late 1923. He found promising samples and took them to the government assayer in Cloncurry discovering that his samples were 50% to 78% pure lead with copper as well. The QLD government investigated the deposits further as Miles named the field Mt Isa. Businessmen in Cloncurry saw the potential of the area for mining. In January 1924 the Mount Isa Mines Ltd Company was floated beginning their search for investment capital to develop the site. Douglas McGillivray of Cloncurry was a major investor and his funds permitted the new company to acquire mining leases for the relevant areas. Miners flocked to the area and by the end of 1924 a small town had emerged with tents, and a few wooden buildings from other towns in the region. Mt Isa then had a school room, a water supply from the Leichhardt River and stores, hotels and an open air picture theatre!

But it was to take another 10 years before large scale mining began. MIM (Mt Isa Mines) continued to purchases additional mining leases and they searched overseas for capital as the first leases cost them £245,000. On top for this was the cost of underground explorations, drilling, metallurgical tests and plant construction. By 1932 MIM had spent around £4 million with no production, returns or profits. But the size and potential of this project was not underestimated by anyone. In 1929 the QLD government extended the railway from Cloncurry ( it reached there in 1910) via Duchess to Mt Isa. By this time the population was around 3,000 people. Mined ore was carted by road to the smelter in Cloncurry. The township had progressed too with a town planned by the Company with tree lined streets on the river, with a dam for a water supply on Rifle Creek. The mine operations were on the western side of the River and the town and businesses on the eastern side of the River. The Catholic Church opened in 1929 and the Company built a fine small hospital for the town. As the Great Depression hit MIM stopped spending on the development on the town and concentrated on the mines. By this time profits were repaying interest on the loans but the company did not return a dividend on investments until 1947.

The fortunes of Mt Isa Mines changed in the 1930s as Julius Kruttschnitt, a native of New Orleans was appointed mine manager in 1930. He obtained additional financial investment in MIM from the American Smelting and Refining Company and the first reruns on lead production occurred in 1931. By 1937 under Kruttschnitt’s guidance the almost bankrupt company of 1930 was returning profits by 1936. This manager was known for always wearing a collar, tie and suit regardless of the Mt Isa temperatures. He played sport with the miners, his wife contributed to town events and he worked on better housing for the workers. He retired from the MIM in 1953 but remained on the Company Board until 1967. At this time Mt Isa Mines became the largest single export earner for Australia and MIM was the largest mining company in Australia. Kruttschnitt died in 1974 in Brisbane. He received many Australiana and international awards for his work in mining engineering and metallurgy. He really put Mt Isa on the map.

During World War Two the mine concentrated on copper and ceased lead and silver operations as demanded by the war needs. Until this time the mine had concentrated on lead production. Labour shortages were crippling during the War years but the mine continued. Many American troops were stationed here too and the Mt Isa Hospital had an underground hospital built in case of air raids. No bombing attacks were experienced and the hospital was mainly used by nurses on night duty catching up on some sleep in the relative cool underground but the hospital still remains and is operated by the National Trust. It is unlikely that we will have free time when the underground hospital is open to visit it.
After World War Two the fortunes of Mt Isa changed remarkably. Lead prices trebled after the War from £25 per ton to £91 per ton and hence the MIM was able to pay its first dividends in 1947. Workers received a lead bonus to make their wages higher and about three times the amount of average wages in Brisbane. The population of the town doubled in the early 1950s just before Kruttschnitt retired from around 3,000 to over 7,000. It doubled again by 1961 when the population reached 13,000 and it doubled again by 1971 when it reached 26,000. New facilities came with the bigger population- an Olympic size swimming pool, some air conditioning in some buildings, bitumen roads, less dust, more hotels and employee clubs, including the Marie Kruttschnitt Ladies Club! Miners’ wages doubled during the Korean War. It was during this period the rail line from Mt Isa to Townsville became the profitable ever for the Queensland Railways. It was the profits from this line that led Queensland Rail to develop and rebuilt other lines and introduce the electric Tilt train etc. MIM discovered more and more ore deposits and firstly doubled and then trebled production in the 1950s. Mt Isa surpassed Broken Hill as Australia’s biggest and wealthiest mine.

New suburbs were built by MIM, the town became the centre of local government and the Company built a new dam for a water supply on Lake Moondarra with importer sand for a lake shore beach. As more stores opened in Mt Isa Mount Isa mines closed its cooperative store. A large new hospital was opened in 1960; the Royal Flying Doctor Service transferred its headquarters from Cloncurry to Mt Isa; and the town had a new air of prosperity and modernity. The calm soon broke. There was a major split between the Australian Workers Union, an Americana union agitator called Patrick Mackie and the Mine management over pay and profit sharing ideas. All work at the mine stopped during a bitter dispute that lasted eight months. The Liberal Country Party government which included Joh Bjelke Petersen (he was a minster and not premier in 1964) used the police to restrict the activities of the AWU and the Mackie Unionists. Many miners left the town as they could not survive without work and it took some time after the dispute resolution for the mine to restart full operations. Mining restarted in 1965.

Ten years (1974) later MIM financially assisted with the construction and opening of the new Civic Centre. Mt Isa’s population reached its maximum of around 34,000 and the future looked bright. As the ore quality declined the town population declined but MIM found new ways of extracting copper and lead from lower grade ore. The city continued to exist until MIM sold utu to Xstrata in 2003. Since the then town population has been slowly increasing. The local federal MP is Bob Katter who is proposing to create a new conservative party for the next federal election.

Mount Isa Mines Today.
In the 2001 Census over 20% of Mt Isa’s workforce was employed in mining. The town mainly survives because of the Xstrata Mines which took over the previous company, Mount Isa Mines (MIM) Ltd in 2003. Xstrata has invested $570 million in the mines since its takeover. Xstrata today employs over 3,000 staff and 1,000 contractors in the mine. Xstrata is a large multinational mining company with its headquarters in Switzerland and its head office in London. It has mines in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. It miens coal, and copper primarily in Australia at places as far apart as Mt Isa, McArthur River zinc mine in the NT, Bulga coal mine and Anvil Hill coal mine in NSW and Cosmos nickel mine in WA.

Apart from the mines itself Mt Isa has other infrastructure: a power station (oil fired); an experimental mine dam; and various buildings and works such as the winding plant, shaft headframe etc. Most importantly for the township it also has the copper smelter works. The ore is further processed in the Townsville smelter after transportation to the coast. The Mt Isa smelter produced over 200,000 tons of copper in 2010 and smelted lead and the concentrator refines the ores of copper, zinc, lead and silver. Across all its mines in Australia Xstrata employs almost 10,000 people second only to its workforce in Africa. Xstrata also operates the Ernest Henry copper, gold and magnetite mines 38 kms north of Cloncurry. This group of mines is expected to employ around 500 people on a long term basis. All the ore from these mines is treated in the concentrator and the smelter in Mt Isa. The Isa smelter and concentrator also handles the silver, lead and zinc from the George Fisher( Hilton) mines 20 kms south of Mt Isa. The stack from the smelter, erected in 1978, stands 270 metres high and can be seen from 40 kms away.

Outback at Isa Discovery Centre and Riversleigh Fossil Centre.
This centre was opened in 2003. The Riversleigh Fossil Centre moved into the complex; a purpose built mine called the Hard Times mine was dug and opened to give visitors an underground mine experience; and the Isa Experience Gallery opened with an Outback Park outside. The complex also operates the Visitor Information Centre. The Isa Experience Gallery uses multimedia approaches to bring the history and Aboriginal culture and mining background of Mount Isa to life.

Riversleigh World Heritage fossil site is 250kms north of Mt Isa on the Gregory River on an isolated cattle station. The fossil site covers over 10,000 hectares and is now included in the Lawn Hill national Park. It has been a protected site since 1983 and was declared a World Heritage site of international significance in 1994. But why? Sir David Attenborough explains:

Riversleigh is the worlds’ richest mammal fossil site dating from 15-25 million years ago. The massive number of fossils discovered here are generally imbedded in hard limestone which was formed when freshwater pools solidified. This happened at time when this part of Australia was a rich rainforest area, rather than the semi-arid grassland that it is now. The fossils cover a period of 20 million years helping scientists understand how Australia, its climate and animal species changed. Most of what is known about Australia’s mammals over 20 million years was learnt from bone discoveries at Riversleigh, and the most significant ones were found in just one hour!

It is the mammals that we find the most fascinating today with large mega-fauna from prehistoric eras the most amazing. But there have also been finds of birds, frogs, fish, turtles and reptiles. The finds have included: the ancestors of Tasmanian Tigers (thylacines); large meat eating kangaroos; huge crocodiles; giant flightless birds; the ancestors of our platypus (monotreme); ancient koalas and wombats; diprotodon; giant marsupial moles and bandicoots; around 40 species of bats; and marsupial “lions”. The site has yielded a complete skull and teeth of a giant platypus and the various thylacines have added to our previous knowledge of just one- the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger.

Scientists have dug over 250 fossil rich sites at Riversleigh finding hundreds of new species. Who has heard of: dasyurids, cuscuses, ilariids and wynyardiids? I have no idea what they were. Other strange discoveries have been: ‘Thingodonta’ (Yalkaparidon) – an odd marsupial with skull and teeth like no other living marsupial; Fangaroo- a small grass eating kangaroo species with giant teeth; the Giant Rat-kangaroo, (Ekaltadeta) that ate meat( perhaps the Fangaroo); and the Emuary, (Emuarius) which was half emu and half cassowary in features. The Fossil Centre in Mt Isa has some reconstructions of some of these fossil animals of prehistoric times.

By denisbin on 2012-07-24 16:33:50

Lesson.ly Lands Big Boost

Lesson.ly Lands Big Boost
The co-founder of Indianapolis-based Lesson.ly LLC says the company plans to invest a new $5 million round of funding “across the business.” The learning automation software company says the infusion will help it add jobs and boost product innovation for …
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Take a Tour of Cornerstone OnDemand

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Guimera (XXV)

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Listen At Seventeen – Janis Ian

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
And high school girls with clear skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
Were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth…

And those of us with ravaged faces
Lacking in the social graces
Desperately remained at home
Inventing lovers on the phone
Who called to say "come dance with me"
And murmured vague obscenities
It isn’t all it seems at seventeen…

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
Whose name I never could pronounce
Said: "Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve"
The rich relationed hometown queen
Marries into what she needs
With a guarantee of company
And haven for the elderly…

So remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
In debitures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small-town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received at seventeen…

To those of us who knew the pain
Of valentines that never came
And those whose names were never called
When choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
the world was younger than today
when dreams were all they gave for free
to ugly duckling girls like me…

We all play the game, and when we dare
We cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
That call and say: "Come on, dance with me"
And murmur vague obscenities
At ugly girls like me, at seventeen…

Janis Ian (born April 7, 1951 is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction fan-turned-author. She had a successful singing career in the 1960s and 1970s, recording into the 21st century.
Born Janis Eddy Fink in New York City, she was primarily raised in New Jersey and attended East Orange High School and the New York City High School of Music & Art. At age thirteen, she legally changed her name to Janis Ian, her new last name being her brother’s middle name.

El auténtico atractivo de Guimerà es el núcleo medieval de la población, un laberinto de calles que van subiendo hacia la iglesia de Santa Maria o hacia la Torre, creando un original juego de formas arquitectónicas. Veréis muchos arcos, calles cubiertas, escaleras,… todo muy bien conservado. Las calles de la parte baja del pueblo están cruzadas por pasos elevados , en forma de puente uniendo dos edificios, ya sea en galería cubierta o descubierta. Son pasos para comunicar casas que están a ambos lados de la calle. Las casas tienen salida a una calle por la entrada principal y a otra de nivel superior por las buhardillas.Te sorprenderán las ventanas nobles en casas de tono “pequeño burgués”.En determinada época fue mucha moda ponerlas, si el propietario se lo podía permitir. Paseando por sus calles, sus casas de piedra con detalles y elementos decorativos en puertas, ventanas y arcadas, te hacen revivir tiempos lejanos. Viajarás hacia atrás del siglo XXI al X: andarás y podrás detenerte y observar.

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Article Writing Lesson – Consistent Article Writing

Here is a great little article writing lesson you can implement right away. Article writing remains a proven method of driving traffic to an internet business. As we previously mentioned, quality of the writing is important but also is consistency. Actually, consistency remains a major facet of any successful venture. There really is little success to be found in the notion that any advertising venture (Yes, article writing is a variant of advertising) will deliver a huge influx of visitors overnight. Instead, an article writing advertising campaign needs time to work and that means dedication will be required. But, if you are willing to dedicate this requisite amount of time then traffic stats will surely go up.

While it would be nice if writing two or three articles and submitting them to article directories would lead to a massive amount of traffic, the fact remains that this is just not very likely. But, if you can write 1 to 3 articles a day and submit them to the top 10 article directories vs the top 500 for a one month period, the boost in stats at the end of the month will be significant. Best of all, these articles stay published in the article directories “forever” That means your articles (and links) will become part of the vast search engine landscape as well. This means more and more people will have the ability to discover them and, in turn, these people will discover your internet business. Obviously, having 30 to 90 articles floating around Google, Yahoo and MSN certainly will not hurt. Now that’s an article writing lesson that can really boost your traffic!

Here is another great little article writing lesson you can use. These articles do not even have to be very long or comprehensive. Granted, too short is not helpful at all but if you have articles in the range of 300 to 400 words then you are ok. By cutting the word count you can “crank out” more articles in a shorter period of time. Plus, having two 300 word articles would be a little more helpful than having one 600 word article.

My basic game plan, that has worked well for me, is manually submititng 5 to 10 articles a week to the top 10 article directories. Following those, I use Article Pro Software to submit to the thousands of internal publishers and then submit to both versions of the external Ezine Publisher List for 1050 additional submissions.

Some may wonder how they can go about doing this is they lack writing skills or the time necessary to write so many articles. Well, if that is your concern then it may be best to hire a freelance writer through any one of the multitude of freelance writing services on the net. Yes, there will be costs involved but these costs more than pay for themselves in the form of increased sales thanks to increased traffic.

Are you tired of low converting article’s that aren’t making you the money you want? You’ll be shocked how simple and amazing it can be to explode your article marketing revenue when I show you three simple, easy to understand, proven strategies that guarantee results! FREE! Article Marketing Secrets

2-Minute Easygenerator Overview

2-Minute Easygenerator Overview

This 2-minute video will give you a quick overview of what you can do with Easygenerator. It covers all Easygenerator key features such as co-authoring, external review, branding, results tracking etc.


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