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Paul Ackerman, CISSP, GPEN, GCWN, CCNA, MCP, A+. Owner - VacciNet LLC a Network & Security consulting firm, SANS Mentor, Network Supervisor for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Paul is a veteran of IT. He has over 13 years of experience in the IT world ranging from desktop support to his current role, managing the computer network for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the 20th Judicial Circuit, Florida. He is also owner of VacciNet, LLC a network and security design consulting firm and also works as a Mentor for SANS.

His background includes server and network administration, security design and practices, business analysis and software development.

Paul has been primarily responsible for design, implementation and troubleshooting in many different areas of IT such as Active Directory, Exchange, IIS, Networking, Firewalls, SQL, DR and BCS planning and Incident Response.

Tasked with doing much more than security, he has strived to find ways of incorporating security best practices into the daily lives of sysadmins and the average user. His desire is to share his knowledge with other systems administrators, managers and security practitioners in order to improve the overall position of public and private networks while continuing to form new relationships and learn from others in the field.

Currently, Paul holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCP and A+ certifications. He has been pursuing a BS in Computer Science in the evening hours while working full-time and obtained the CISSP and GCWN certifications during the same period.

Paul is a self motivated, hard working, patient and fast-paced, fun individual who is excited about the opportunity to share his knowledge.


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comment Securing LAN by restricting New Users
mac address security is weak as users can unplug a desktop from a port, spoof its mac and connect to the network. It is also an administrative nightmare when machines get moved and replaced. NAC/ACS with certificate-based authentication is the way to go.
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comment Several border firewalls in the same network
Why not just use a firewall cluster and BGP/routers to handle the dual Internet connections?
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comment Windows Server 2008 R2 Software Deployment on Active Directory - Schema Issue
Did you run forestprep and domainprep before adding the 2008 R2 DC?
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comment IIS 7: launch unique site instance per host name
It sounds like you're suggesting that IIS create a copy of an entire website in memory on the fly upon first access. Depending on the size of the site, this seems unreasonable at it could take several minutes to copy the data. Can you clarify?
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comment DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
@Hanny if you are concerned about this happening in the future, you could look into using dot1x authentication on your access switches. This way, you could prevent a rogue AP or DSL router in this case from being active on the network if it is plugged into the wrong port.
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comment DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
The rogue DHCP server is most likely a wireless router that someone has brought in and placed on your network...