Paul L. Snyder on 5 Sep 2017 12:35:21 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] Wed, Sep 6, 2017: PLUG Central - "SELinux" by Ron Guilmet (7pm at USP))

PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at USP in 
Philadelphia, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location 
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at 
the end of this email. 

This month, we welcome back Ron Guilmet, who will be giving a talk on
SELinux, a Linux kernel security module for supporting access control
policies that is included with most modern Linux distributions.  Many users
disable SELinux, as it is complex and frequently poorly understood. This is
not the best practice for production systems! Ron describes his talk as

  "Think of SELinux as an application firewall.  If your server is
  compromised by an httpd or stfp exploit, for example, that exploit will
  have access to anything that the server owns. In this talk, we will look
  at how a (type) context is assigned to a service or directory, allowing
  or denying access. This presentation will primarily

Hope to see you there!

  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) 
  Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs) 
  600 South 43rd Street 
  Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 

USP is located in University City. Driving directions are 
available at, or, both of which have an aerial 
view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by 
public transportation. 

For those attending PLUG Central, if you arrive and the doors are
locked you can call UCS's public safety number at 215.895.1117
and they will radio personnel in the guard booth or someone else
to unlock the door.  If you are asked who is sponsoring the
meeting you can say "Zhiwei Liu" in the Chemistry department.

There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to 
the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are 
welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a 
nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join 
the camaraderie! 
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