sambaXP 2017 is the 16th event of the yearly Samba show and a nice anniversary if written in hex: 0x10 :-) The schedule is fully packed with talks from the international samba team, from customers with user experience reports and vendors that integrate Samba into their products.
The complete schedule has been published on http://sambaXP.org. Registration is open for the conference on Wednesday and Thursday and an optional Tutorial with Stefan Kania on Tuesday to refresh your Samba skills.
This year's conference again is about the progress and future roadmap of Samba - but also the time to look back on the existing code: After a first analysis Samba is not vulnerable regarding the Shadow Broker attacks - but even besides this annoying facts there are bugs and other challenges in Samba to report about.
The organisers at SerNet love to report that Google, Microsoft and Red Hat again appear as partners and sponsors of sambaXP. With their support all Samba team members can attend the show for free and students and other younger folks can be given cost reducing grants.
The verinice.XP 2017 agenda is online! Our information security conference takes place on February 6th and 7th at Sofitel Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
The first day "Grundschutztag" about "BSI Baseline Security" starts with Marc Fliehe's keynote from BITKOM e.V. and is followed by Jan Grasshof (Cassini) about "Grundschutz" at Berlin's public administration and Holger Schellhaas (TCI) at a travel insurance company. Ronny Frankenstein (HiSolutions) gives an overview about "Neuer Grundschutz" and Alexander Koderman reports about "Geheimschutz and Grundschutz". The final session is presented by Michael Flürenbrock from SerNet as an overview and discussion about the verinice future roadmap.
The second "ISO day" starts with a keynote from Boban Krši? (DENIC) about Business Continuity Management followed by talks about ISMS usage at AEB (Volkher Wegst), about risk and compliance management at University of Oxford (Jonathan Ashton) and SOX management at US based energy company ITRON (Michael Schneider). SerNet lawyer Sirin Torun will talk about the "EU General Data Protection Regulation" and how it will be integrated in verinice, and the day will close with a general discussion in the verinice.FORUM for all attendees.
Registration for the conference is open at verinicexp.org for a fee of 150 Euro per day. A social event in the conference hotel on the evening of the first day is the opportunity for networking and meeting with both other participants and the verinice.TEAM as well. All participants will receive a voucher code for the verinice manual for a free download. verinice.PRO customers can ask for a 20% discount voucher via mail to email@example.com!
After releasing new packages für SAMBA+ 4.5.3, 4.4.8 and 4.3.13 SerNet's Samba team added a new package to SAMBA+, enabling users to configure and run a GlusterFS based cluster with SAMBA+.
GlusterFS is an OpenSource scale-out network-attached storage file system, initiated in 2005 by Z Research and acquired by Red Hat in 2011. The GlusterFS packages for SAMBA+ are available for SAMBA+ Linux platforms like CentOS, Debian and others - but not SUSE Linux.
These packages are included in a SAMBA+ subscription which can be purchased at the SAMBA+ Shop, detailed information and prices are listed there. The subscriptions bought at the SAMBA+ shop are managed at our platform OPOSSO. Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials.
After German BSI discontinued it's own GSTOOL for information security management the tool market evolves quickly. verinice plays an important rule because it is the only OpenSource tool with a BSI license.
verinice.XP – User Conference for Information Security shows how GSTOOL users can migrate to verinice and other tools and how the new German baseline security will evolve at BSI and can be adopted especially by critical infrastructure providers.
verinice.XP takes place on Februar 6th and 7th 2017 at Sofitel Kurfürstendamm Berlin (Augsburger Straße 41, 10789 Berlin) and is hosted by SerNet, the company behind verinice. Participants are IT leads, decision makers, information security officers and persons responsible for data protection in companies and public authorities.
Fokus of the first day is German baseline security, featured by German BSI. Marc Fliehe will show in his keynote how the most important IT business foundation in Germany - BITKOM e.V. - sees the future development and challenges for information security management in Germany. The second day is about the generic international standard ISO 27001. Boban Kršic from DENIC e.G. will give a keynote talk with focus on Business Continuity Management.
The complete program of verinice.XP 2017 will be published on the conference website in early December.
Registrations for the conference are possible online at verinicexp.org, "Baseline-Day" and "ISO-Day" can be booked separately or both. A social event takes place on the evening of the first day for all participants and gives a chance for networking and even more discussions about the topics of the day. All participants have access to a cost free voucher code for the current verinice manual.
From May 2nd to 4th 2017 SerNet and the international Samba.Team will host the next sambaXP. The Call for Papers and sale of "Early Bird" tickets has started already. The conference returns to Göttingen and the Hotel Freizeit In after the journey to Berlin last year. And it is a perfect birthday - if you are a nerd and regard this conference as Number 0x10 in hexadecimal :-)
The "Call for Papers" section at sambaxp.org offers all information about the conference topics and more details. Abstracts can be submitted until February 28th 2017. Technical presentations are welcome as are case studies. The conference language is English. However, the organizing team would be glad to see submissions in German or any other language as well.
"Early Bird" tickets for the two conference days are available at 399 Euros until February 28th 2017. As usual the sambaXP kicks off on Tuesday (May 2nd) with a tutorial: Tickets for "Managing Samba 4 as domain controllers and Implementing domain trusts" are priced 450 Euro.
Team co-founder Jeremy Allison is chairman of the sambaXP 2017 like last year.
The sambaXP 2017 is dedicated to long time Samba team member Lars Müller, who died early October 2016 after at the age of 46.