Securing a Small Office/Home Office LAN

PCs in the home that are connected to the Internet via dial-up or dedicated connections are vulnerable to intrusion. But while the threats are very real, a big part of the solution is easy and inexpensive. This presentation talks about some of the security risks of dial-up, ADSL, and cable modem connections, as well as ways to reduce the risks.

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Gary Kessler

Gary Kessler

Gary C. Kessler is Assistant Professor and program coordinator of the Computer Networking major at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. He is also a consultant specializing in issues related to computer and network security, Internet and TCP/IP protocols and applications, e-commerce, and telecommunications technologies and applications. He was formerly a Senior Network Security Analyst at SymQuest Group, a network integration consulting company in South Burlington, VT and Director of Information Technology at Hill Associates, an international telecommunications training firm with headquarters in Colchester, VT. Gary is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, has written 2 books and over 55 articles on a variety of technology topics, and is an instructor for the SANS Institute ( He holds a B.A. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Computer Science, and is a CCNA. He is married and has two children. More information can be found at

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