A Brief History of Denial of Service Attacks

Viki Navratilova
Blue Meteor Inc

Tuesday August 22nd at 7:00pm
College of DuPage - K161


This talk will be about network based denial of service attacks, starting from the basic ping flood popular 4 or 5 years ago, up to the tools used in February's much publicized attacks on the front pages of Yahoo/CNN/etc.

It will give an overview of different tools, how they work, and where they can be downloaded from, as well as tips on how to configure your network to prevent some of these tools from wreaking havoc on your network, as well as your neighbors' network.

Speaker Bio

Viki Navratilova is Security Architect at Blue Meteor, Inc. in Chicago, IL. She has previously worked at the Tribune Corporation, and Lucent Technologies. Viki earned her B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University of Chicago, and is a co-founder of the Chicago Linux Users' Group. She has worked with Linux Journal, and Linux Gazette, and currently writes articles on Linux and Security for Chicago Tribune's Silicon Prairie.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2000, at the College of DuPage, building K - room 161.

        College of DuPage
        Building K, Rm 161
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd,
then Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. Turn left and look for lot 10 on the left side of 22nd St.
Walk to building K, room 161 is on the first floor, on the east side of the building.

All UniForum Chicago general meetings are open to the public free of charge.

Contact Scott Nemec at (630) 990-6265 for additional information.

For more information about UniForum Chicago contact

UniForum is a registered trademark of UniForum Association