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Workshop Program 2006

Security Audit Tools, 1 December, 2005

Split into two sections, this one day hands-on workshop presented by AusCERT focuses on Network Vulnerability Scanning and Windows Data Collection. The sessions are aimed at network and system administrators responsible for the security of their systems. This workshop is sponsored by QUESTnet and hosted by The University of Queensland.

Benchmarking 23-24 November, 2005

Delivered by John Lockwood (CAUDIT), this latest 2 day QUESTnet workshop will be of particular interest for IT Directors, their direct reports and staff responsible for data collection and completing the survey instruments.

The workshop will focus on the following areas:.

  • Background on Benchmarking and the philosophy behind the project
  • Briefing on the Educause and UK surveys
  • Summary of the Progress to Date
  • Discussion on definition/interpretation of the survey instruments
    • 3 Services Instruments - IT Support, Data Networks, and educational Technology
    • Focussing on the data items relevant to the KPI's
    • The new University Wide Data Collection Instrument
  • Open discussion on data collection methodologies and how to embed this into the normal operations
    • Some best practice examples
  • Proposed Timetable for the Benchmarking Project over the next 6 to 12 months

This workshop is sponsored by QUESTnet and hosted by The University of Queensland.

Thinking Skills, 21-23 November, 2005

Dr Richard Broome is coming to Australia again and will run another "Thinking Skills" course on 21-23 November. The course includes mind mapping, memory skills, problem solving, and more (see Richard's web site: This workshop is hosted by The University of Queensland. QUESTnet will sponsor travel from regional QUESTnet universities.

AusCERT Intrusion Prevention, 29-30 September 2005

This workshop is sponsored by CAUDIT and presented by AusCERT. Hosted by The University of Queensland this two day workshop will cover technical aspects of protection strategies for Windows environments. The course will identify common attack types used to penetrate Windows servers and workstations, common misconfigurations and architectural issues associated with maintaining Windows Server 2003 systems and Windows XP clients. QUESTnet will sponsor travel from regional QUESTnet universities.

Enterprise Architecture, 26-27 September, 2005

Hosted by Griffith University and presented by Ovum Asia Pacific the workshop gives a broad overview of standard Enterprise Architecture frameworks and examples of the use of Enterprise Architecture in the public sector. It will also explain how Enterprise Architecture practises can be used as a tool for understanding and managing IT complexity, whilst at the same time highlighting the potential pitfalls in implementing Enterprise Architecture practices. The workshop also defines Ovum's approach to Enterprise Architecture and explains how to establish an Enterprise Architecture practice appropriate to your organisation. This workshop is sponsored by QUESTnet.

CiscoWorks, 26-27 September, 2005

This two day hands-on CiscoWorks training workshop is presented by a Cisco Advanced Services Senior Systems Engineer at the Nathan Campus of Griffith University. This workshop is sponsored by QUESTnet. The following areas will be addressed in the workshop:

  • Resource Manager Essentials, ACL Management, etc.
  • QoS Policy Manager Module
  • Internetwork Performance Monitor Module
  • "How To / Best Practice" - Getting the best out of network monitoring and management from Ciscoworks, both layer 2 and 3.
    • Automated and bulk switch configuration updates
    • Checking trunk consistency
    • Spanning tree