CUUG Meetings: 2014-2015
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June General Meeting

Raspberry Pi Show and Tell

Speaker: Alan Dewar, President, Calgary UNIX Users' Group

Raspberry Pi

What do you do with the Raspberry Pi? We'd like this to be an interactive discussion, so bring your experience and your ideas! We'll provide an introduction and overview of the background, but if you have a Raspberry Pi of your own, let us know what you use it for. If you don't have one, would you like to? We will be giving away two Raspberry Pi 2 Ultimate Starter Kits as door prizes! One is for CUUG members only (memberships are available before the meeting), but the second could be won by any attendee (including CUUG members).

Alan Dewar is a long-time CUUG member and current CUUG President. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science and develops software for a living. His oldest computer is a Commodore Pet 2001, and his newest is a Raspberry Pi Model B+.

Here are some relevant links for more Raspberry Pi information:

Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

N.B. This is the fifth Tuesday of the month.

Snacks at 17:30. CUUG Annual General Meeting begins at 18:00. Presentation begins immediately after AGM.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome. RSVP to office at CUUG if you plan to attend.

2015 Board of Directors

At the June 2015 Annual General Meeting, the following people were elected to the Board of Directors for 2015/2016:

  • Christopher Aziz (President)
  • John Clarke (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Mark Hewitt
  • Greg King
  • Dick Miller
Read all about them.

Membership Renewals Due

It is annual renewal time for CUUG memberships. Membership fees remain at $50.00 (no GST), and cheques can be made payable to Calgary UNIX Users' Group. Our mailing address is as follows:

Calgary Unix Users' Group
Box 878, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2J6

Invoices have been sent by e-mail. If you have not received yours, please contact office at CUUG.

May General Meeting

Stuxnet 5 Years Later -- Did We Learn The Right Lessons?

Speaker: Andrew Ginter, Vice President of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions

Andrew Ginter

It has been 5 years since Stuxnet came into public view. What have we learned? Did we look for lessons where the light was brightest? Or did we look in the dark corners where our need was greatest?

The bright light shining was "best practice violations." Which best practice though? IT-style best practices were held up to us as the gold standard for industrial control system security, if we could just, finally, figure out how to apply them to our wretched control systems. What was the result? 100% IT-best-practice-compliant control system networks that are singularly vulnerable to attack.

What we should have learned? The difference between industrial control systems and IT systems is, not surprisingly, control. Control systems control large, complex and often dangerous physical equipment. When a turbine is damaged through mis-operation, we can't simply "restore it from backup." ICS-centric defense-in-depth standards are finally emerging that recognize this fundamental difference.

Join us to explore the mistakes we made and how the newest best-practice advice is evolving.

Andrew Ginter is the Vice President of Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. Andrew spent 25 years leading the development of commercial products for a variety of computer networking, industrial control system and industrial cyber-security vendors. Andrew is currently the co-chair of the ISA SP-99 WG1 working group, and represents Waterfall Security Solutions to NIST, NERC-CIP, other ISA SP-99 working groups, as well as other cyber-security standards bodies. Andrew writes and speaks frequently on industrial control system cyber-security topics. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Calgary, as well as ISP, ITCP, and CISSP accreditations.


Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend.

April General Meeting

Meta-discussion

What would you like to see presented or discussed at future CUUG meetings? This is your chance to get together with fellow CUUG members and directors to suggest ideas for topics or speakers you'd like to see. We'll also have an informal discussion of items recently making news, and/or any other matters of general interest to the group. Plus, of course, the usual snacks!

Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend.

March General Meeting

PowerShell

Speaker: Neil Glenn

Windows PowerShell is a Microsoft scripting environment for modern Windows, replacing "batch file" scripts. PowerShell was designed from the ground up to be an extensible object oriented environment to help administrators manage their network of servers.

Come join Neil Glenn for an introduction to Windows PowerShell. Neil is a long time CUUG member who worked as a Unix administrator at large companies like Petro Canada and TransCanada. For the last number of years Neil has worked in a Windows only environment managing servers, applications and databases.

This session will present an overview of PowerShell, navigating the PowerShell environment, creating scripts and point the way to extending PowerShell.

Tillyard Conference Centre

715 - 5 Ave. S.W.

5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Snacks at 17:30. Meeting begins at 18:00.

Building doors are locked at 18:00, so please try to arrive early.

There is $2 parking after 16:00 across the street in the underground parkade (McDougall Centre).

Everyone is welcome to attend.

December General Meeting

CUUG Holiday Season Social Evening

Regency Palace Restaurant

It looks like we may be in for a cold winter, but come join us for some warm friendship as CUUG members and friends gather for a social evening at the Regency Palace restaurant, Tuesday, December 9. We'll have a private room, but since the buffet will not be set up, we'll be ordering from the menu.

If you'd like to join us, please let us know by e-mail to office at cuug.ab.ca so that we can get an approximate count of how many people to expect. We look forward to seeing you there!


Regency Palace Restaurant

335 - 328 Centre Street South

5:45 PM, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

October General Meeting

Shellshock: UNIX Remote Exploit

For our October meeting, CUUG will be holding a discussion of Shellshock, the recently-discovered security issue with the bash shell. If you thought you were safe from remote exploits because you run UNIX or Linux, you're very much mistaken. We'll discuss what Shellshock is, how it can permit attackers to run arbitrary commands on your system, and what you should do about it. Have you patched your bash yet?

Knox United Church

506 - 4 St. S.W.
Board Room (2nd floor)

5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snacks at 17:30. Discussion begins at 18:00.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

2014 Board of Directors

At the June 2014 Annual General Meeting, the following people were elected to the Board of Directors for 2014/2015:

  • Alan Dewar (President)
  • John Clarke (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Christopher Aziz
  • Mark Hewitt
  • Dick Miller
Read all about them.