Orange County Chapter

Program, March 2010

How I (mostly) wrestled control of my data from evil corporate overlords

Monday, March 8, 7-9 pm

Charles has provided a copy of his slides. In addition, we have an audio recording of his presentation.

In keeping with the security theme of the last few UUASC meetings, member Charles Wyble will discuss the topic of data ownership/private cloud. Owning one's own data is a critical and often overlooked part of security. As such, Charles will discuss how he maintains numerous web properties on a Linux server at his residence, connected to the best DSL AT&T has to offer.

Charles has recently completed moving all his data onto his own server, freeing it (mostly) from the control of Google, Yahoo!, etc. It was a relatively straight-forward process, encompassing four major phases. He will talk about the tools he used, advantages/disadvantages of his setup, and some of the problems he encountered.

Charles Wyble is a systems and security engineer. His focus in 2010 is security research, with a particular emphasis on improving performance of automated analytic systems. In support of this, he does a lot of networking stuff and is in the process of building a malware lab.

He lives in sunny southern California, with his wife, Patricia, and two dogs, ISIS and OSPF. (Yes, they are named after routing protocols.) He frequently hosts hacker parties where all sorts of cool stuff gets built. You will often find him at various hot startups doing consulting, and at numerous user group meetings throughout the southwestern United States.

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