Top 5 Reasons to Attend LISA '05

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend LISA '05

LISA '05 is just around the corner and the Early Bird Registration
Deadline is Friday, November 18. New programs are still being added.
Take a look at a few of the reasons to attend:

# 1. Top-notch training
Highly respected experts provide you with new information and skills you
can take back to work to tomorrow. This year's program includes:

-- Rik Farrow on Hands-on Linux Security

-- Don Bailey on 802.11 Wireless Network Penetration Testing

-- Richard Bejtlich on Network Incidence Response

-- Jacob Farmer on Disk-to-Disk Backup

-- and more . . .

The full training program can be found at: /

# 2. Invited Talks
    Industry luminaries discuss timely and important topics such as:

-- "Scaling Search Beyond the Public Web" by keynote speaker Qi Lu, Vice
    President of Engineering, Yahoo! Inc.

--  "Picking Locks with Cryptology" by plenary speaker Matt Blaze,
     University of Pennsylvania

-- "Network Black Ops: Extracting Unexpected Functionality from Existing
    Networks" by Dan Kaminsky, DoxPara Research

-- "Modern Trends in UNIX and Linux Infrastructure Management" by Andrew
    Cowie, Operational Dynamics

# 3. You'll see it Here First
Cutting-edge practices and new or developing work are presented in the
refereed papers track and Work-in Progress Reports (WiPs).

# 4. Get Answers
. . . to your toughest questions in Guru Is In sessions and on the Solve
My Problem Boards. This year, we've expanded the guru sessions, offering
you even more opportunities to get your questions answered.

*Just added! Ben Laurie, The Bunker Secure Hosting, on Apache, OpenSSL,

Check out the full technical program at .

# 5. Mingle with Industry Leaders
The "hallway track," evening events, and the Vendor Exhibition offer
additional opportunities to network with peers to gain that
all-important insider IT knowledge

*Just added! An Evening with MAKE Magazine: Join us for invited talks by
Joe Grand and Bunnie Huang and check out the cool stuff they brought along.

Take a look at the entire list of activities at:

Don't miss this opportunity to  benefit from peer interaction on the
topics that mean the most to you.

For complete program information and to register, see:

For a behind-the-scenes look at the conference and a sneak preview of
some of the cool new things happening this year, visit the LISA '05 blog
at: /

The Early Bird Registration Discount Deadline is almost upon us:
Register by Friday, November 18, and save up to $300!

We're pleased to bring LISA back to San Diego and look forward to seeing
you there.

David N. Blank-Edelman, Northeastern University CCIS
LISA '05 Program Chair

P.S. USENIX is looking for scribes to provide summaries of the sessions
at LISA '05, to be published in ;login: and on the conference Web site.
Please contact the editor, Rik Farrow, at to find out
more about what this involves and possible remuneration for scribing.

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