Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Network Security

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 14, 1999 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 4-370


Eric Cole , Director, Enterprise Security Services , Information Technologies, Inc. - Eric.Cole vistait com


Securing networks with Cisco hardware


Eric will be talking about Cisco firewalls, network security products, etc., with an emphasis on Linux.

Eric Cole has worked in the information security arena for over 10 years. He has his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). Eric has a BS and MS in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology and is finishing up his Ph.D. in network security, emphasizing in Intrusion Detection and Stenography from George Mason University.

He has extensive experience with all aspects of information security including the following:

  • Cryptography
  • Stenography
  • Intrusion detection
  • NT security
  • Unix security
  • TCP/IP and Network security
  • Internet security
  • Router security
  • Security assessment
  • Penetration testing
  • Firewalls
  • Secure web transactions
  • Electronic commerce
  • SSL
  • TLS
  • IPSEC and Information Warfare.

Eric is currently Director of Enterprise Security for Vista Information Technologies. He also created and headed up Teligent's corporate security and worked for over 5 years at the Central Intelligence Agency performing various security work. He was an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology and is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Meeting Notes


  1. Meeting notes
  2. Eric's slides

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