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“Firewall Defense against Covert Channels” will explore the feasibility of using firewalls to defend against covert channels. Several open-source covert channel tools such as Covert_tcp, Wsh, and CCTT will be demonstrated and tested against a network-layer firewall as well as an application-layer firewall using the 7-layer OSI Network Model as a framework for analysis.
Rich Savacool, Chief Security Officer, Nixon Peabody, LLP
Rich Savacool is the Chief Security Officer for Nixon Peabody, LLP, a law firm based in Rochester, NY. He has nearly 20 years of experience in networking and systems security for both the commercial and government sectors. Rich holds numerous certifications including the CISSP, CEH, CCE, and GPEN. He has recently completed his Master’s Degree in Computer Security and Information Assurance from Rochester Institute of Technology.