[Needed:] technically savvy volunteers who can help in two ways - at the shelters in implementing Windows and Cisco systems for the volunteers and people living there, and at Red Cross headquarters in the Washington DC area to improve the implementation of security software tools that have been implemented but are not fully exploited. Here's how you can help.(via Jim Harper / Cato Institute, on politech)
1. People who live near the shelters (or who could get there and who have family/friends with whom you could stay), and who have lots of experience deploying Windows XP and/or Cisco systems, please register your willingness to help at this link. The Red Cross will contact you directly.
2. People in the Washington DC area (or who could get here quickly) and would volunteer to help, and who have substantial experience with any of the following:
-- tuning Cisco IDS
-- tuning NetIQ Manager
-- tuning McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
please do two things:
a. register online, and b. send me an email at [paller at sans.org] telling me which tool you know well and how available and close you are so I can set up a contact for you.
SANS is also donating $100,000 to the Red Cross, and we learned today that at least one leading security vendor, TippingPoint, has offered to give the Red Cross the equipment they need to protect their networks - without asking for compensation.
If you know of people or companies in the IT or security field who are trying to make a difference in the recovery effort, please let us know what you or they are doing [Email paller at sans.org].
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.