Geek Trak

Dear Georgia GMIS Members:

On behalf of the Georgia GMIS Board of Directors, we are announcing the official reschedule dates for the 2020 Spring Conference in Athens, GA.  Working with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Graduate Hotel we have rescheduled this conference to June 14 – 18, 2020. 

Carl Vinson will transfer all current registrations to the new conference dates.  Individuals who have already registered should receive an Enrollment Confirmation reflecting the new dates.  The Graduate Hotel room reservations for the May dates will be cancelled and you will need to make new reservations.  Updated hotel block information is forthcoming.

We would like to thank the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Graduate Hotel for working with the GA GMIS Board on making these arrangements.  We would like to thank our sponsors for being able to adjust to the conference date changes.  And we would like to thank the membership for their patience and understanding.

We will continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, and the leadership of the State and Federal Government.  Please monitor the GMIS website for updated information.  

Thank you,

Larry J Hobbs Jr., CGCIOTM, LGCIO
Chapter President
Georgia GMIS

Geek Trak Spring 2020

pfSense Firewall

This course is a deep dive into one of the topics discuss from 2019 Fall Geek Trak. It will aim to show some major deployment use cases for the technology. More specifically, it will cover:

 

Section 1: Firewall Rulesets

The section will discuss concepts of firewall rules and how they are implemented with pfSense. Hands-on exercises will be executed to experience real-world applications of the technology.

Section Outline:

  • Why use the pfSense firewall
  • Setting up the pfSense firewall
  • Creating pfSense firewall rules

 

Section 2: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

The section will discuss concepts of VPNs and how they are implemented with pfSense. Hands-on exercises will be executed to experience real-world applications of the technology.

Section Outline:

  • Site-to-Site VPNs
  • Client/Server VPNs
  • OpenVPN

 

Section 3: Proxy Services

The section will discuss concepts of proxies and how they are implemented with pfSense. Hands-on exercises will be executed to experience real-world applications of the technology.

Section Outline:

  • Proxy Usage
  • Squid Proxy Server

 

Section 4: Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDPSs)

The section will discuss concepts of IDPSs and how they are implemented with pfSense. Hands-on exercises will be executed to experience real-world applications of the technology.

Section Outline:

  • IDPSs Usage
  • Snort
  • Suricata

 

Participants in this course will need to setup their systems before attending the course. Please use Pre-Course Setup document to setup systems. The pre-setup is meant to only create virtual machines and virtual networking. Further configuration will be completed in training session. Systems should have at least 16GB of memory, preferably more.