January 2020 Tech Talks and InfoSec Chats

January 9, 2020

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Tech Talks and InfoSec Chats are part of a series of learning sessions for the IT community. Each session features one of a wide variety of topics targeted toward IT professionals.

New for 2020, some sessions will include hands-on/interactive learning opportunities—please see session descriptions for more details. We will provide snacks.

January 2020 Sessions

Michael Dunlap

Tech Talks: SysAdmin – Command Line (Hands On! Two Hours)

Wednesday, January 15
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
25 Science Park (150 Munson St.), room 125

Bring your laptop! Michael Dunlap, service delivery manager, will continue his November SysAdmin 101 Tech Talk presentation with a new two-hour, hands-on/interactive workshop. Note: Individuals are not required to have attended the November SysAdmin Tech Talk to attend this session.

No matter your skill level, you can learn the basics of working with UNIX/Linux at the command line as a non-privileged user. This is a practical, hands-on workshop. Topics include: navigating the file system, viewing and manipulating directories, files, symlinks, permissions, login shells, and more. A simple server will be running for participants to login into with SSH. Individuals using computers running a Microsoft Windows operating system should download and install the PuTTY SSH software ahead of time. Individuals who register for this session may navigate to the IT Staff Development Box folder (may require login) for details on how to download.

As a hands-on workshop session, we strongly recommended individuals bring a laptop to participate in the hands-on activities, however a laptop is not required to attend the learning session.

Register to attend the January 15 Tech Talk
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Tim SheetsInfoSec Chats: Access Management Improvement & DUO Multi-factor Authentication

Thursday, January 23
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
25 Science Park (150 Munson St), floor 4 lunch room

The Access Management Improvement project is making important changes to the NetID management process and DUO Multi-factor Authentication. Attend this session to talk with Paul Rivers, CISO; Jon Sobel, Project Lead; and Beth McKinely, Change Management Lead, about how this projects fits within Yale’s information security programs and what the changes mean to you. 

Security is everyone’s job… But, not in the same way - Paul Rivers

For planning purposes, we are requesting individuals register through TMS for this InfoSec Chat. Please bring your thoughts, concerns, questions, and ideas. We will provide snacks.

Register to attend the January 23 InfoSec Chat

Tim SheetsTech Talks: Software Defined Network

Wednesday, January 29
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
25 Science Park (150 Munson St.), room 125

Tim Sheets, Director of Network Services, will present an explanation of software-defined networking, how it works, what it consists of, and what are the benefits. Discuss Cisco’s SDN solution called Software Defined Access (SDA) and how Yale will be deploying this solution.

Register to attend the January 29 Tech Talk
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Check the IT Calendar of events for additional details on future Tech Talks and InfoSec Chats.