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Event Details: Get started with Ansible Security Automation by implementing automation for three security use cases: 1) orchestrating firewalls, 2) IDS and SIEM: investigating suspicious traffic on a web server, and 3) threat hunting: analyzing unusual denied accesses on a firewall and remediation of a SQL injection. After a brief introduction, this workshop will guide you through basic concepts and show you how to use Ansible security automation in combination with existing third-party security solutions. This workshop is open to all students/faculty/staff interested in cybersecurity. Bring a laptop and come ready to learn!

Presenter Bio: Alexander Jacocks has spent the better part of his life working on Linux and Unix. He is a passionate believer in Open Source, and contributes to a large variety of communities. During the day, he is a principal solutions architect for Red Hat, focusing on Ansible. He has a wife, who is a clothing and textile historian, and their 8-year-old daughter, with whom he shares a passion for vintage video games. Alex is a computer historian, and helps to manage the Vintage Computer Federation (https://vcfed.org) and also volunteers at other computer museums, including the System Source Computer Museum (Baltimore, MD) and Kennett Classic (Kennett Square, PA).

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