Dr. Murphey was quoted and White Oak Labs was mentioned in a May 2003 feature article in Information Security Magazine discussing the caveats of evaluating and purchasing information security software.
"Ask for a copy of the software or a live demo in your environment to see how hard it is to install," says Dr. Rich Murphey, CEO and chief scientist for security provider White Oak Labs and the former principal architect at NetIQ. "If they tell you they need to send out a team of three people who will take a week to install it, that's a bad sign."
Recent Invited Presentations
Intrusion Prevention Techniques on Windows and Unix,
Dr. Rich Murphey, DEF CON 11, August 3, 2003
What exactly is intrusion prevention and why the heck should we care? This talk surveys some of the common features of Intrusion Prevention systems, largely constrained by architectural layering of Windows and Unix kernels. We then look at a case study of intrusion prevention and discuss how it differs from IDS, Firewall, AV, and others.
- Hardening Unix: End to End and Gap Analysis, Infragard Houston 2, Oct 15, 2002.
- Hardening FreeBSD: Tips and Tricks, 2600 Club, Sept. 6, 2002.
- How to Lock Down Your FreeBSD Install, BlackHat 6, August 1, 2002.
- FreeBSD Exploits and Remedies, DefCon 10, August 2, 2002.
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