· NWACC 2004 WorkshopAnnouncement · NWACC 
Wireless Network Security

March 1, 2004

9:30am to 3:30pm

OHSU West Campus

Portland, Oregon

Moderator

Don Adams, Senior Manager of Infrastructure Engineering, OHSU

This peer workshop will enable participants to discuss key issues surrounding wireless network security.  Topics to be considered include technical aspects of wireless network implementation within a campus environment such as topology, authentication, and encryption, as well as policy issues such as the pros and cons of hotspot vs. saturation deployment.  The discussion will also address questions such as whether or not wireless networks should be limited to campus resources or should provide transparent access to Internet resources, how best to accommodate short-term (?guest?) use of wireless networking without compromising security; and how to integrate authentication of wired and wireless networks.  The workshop is aimed at technical and managerial staff responsible for designing, implementing, or managing wireless networks as well as for those charged with network security tasks.

Workshop Size:  In order to promote maximum interaction, workshop size is limited to 30 participants.   Each NWACC member institution can send one person.  If there are any unfilled seats they will be made available via a lottery (see below).

Registration:   Each NWACC member institution  may register one individual by Friday, February 6, 2004, 5:00pm (pst).  To register, please use the web registration form.

On Monday, February 9, 2004, there will be a drawing for any unfilled seats.  If your institution would like to participate in the drawing, please send an email to:  office@nwacc.org.   Winners will be notified that they can register a second individual from their institution via the web form.

Food service:   Continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided.   Lunch preferences are requested on the web registration form.

Location, Parking, and Directions:  The workshop will be held in the Wilson Clarke Center in room WCC407 at the OHSU West Campus facility in Beaverton, Oregon.  Campus Map 

There is free parking at the facility. The Wilson Clarke Center is on NW von Neumann Drive, it is building #3 on the campus map. You can park on von Neumann Drive or on the Parking lots directly north of the street. Directions are located on the right side of the campus map. If you need additional directions to Hwy 26, please e-mail me at adamsba@ohsu.edu.

Travel and Lodging:  Workshop attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.  NWACC attendees traveling to workshops from more than 75 miles away are eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $100 and those traveling from more than 200 miles away are eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of travel costs, to a maximum of $500.  Reimbursements require submission of original receipts. Hotel suggestions (the first three are in close proximity to the workshop location, the others are located in downtown Portland, approximately 15 miles from Workshop location.)

WI Suites Portland Hillsboro (10-15 minute walking distance from workshop location.)
AAA rating: 3 stars
Address: 19311 NW Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR
Phone: 503-439-0706
Walking distance from campus.


Residence Inn Portland West/Hillsboro
Travelocity Rating: 3 stars
Address: 18855 NW Tanasborne Dr., Hillsboro, OR
Phone: 503-531-3200
0.6 miles (driving distance from campus), but walking distance to many
restaurants.


Courtyard Portland/Hillsboro
Travelocity Rating: 3 stars
Address: 3050 NW Stucki Pl, Hillsboro, OR
Phone: 503-690-1800
0.7 miles (driving distance from campus), and near same restaurants as
Residence Inn. (Rates look about $30 cheaper than Residence Inn.)

Doubletree Hotel Portland-Downtown, www.doubletree.com
310 Southwest Lincoln Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 221-0450
$159.95/night plus 12.5% tax, $12/night on-site parking

Days Inn City Center-Downtown, www.daysinn.com
1414 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201
(503) 221-1611
$59 - $89/night plus 12.5% tax, $8/night on-site parking

Questions: 

Parking, directions, food service, or campus facilities:

Barrett Adams, Computer Support Manager

Workshop content:

Don Adams, Senior Manager of Infrastructure Engineering, OHSU

For any other questions, please contact NWACC at office@nwacc.org

Report:

A peer workshop on the topic of Wireless Network Security was held Monday, March 1,2004 at the Oregon Health and Science University West Campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Don Adams, Infrastructure Engineering Senior Manager at OHSU served as the Facilitator for the workshop and Barrett Adams, TITLE, served as local arrangements coordinator. Among the issues discussed at the meeting were technical aspects of wireless network implementation within a campus environment such as topology, authentication, and encryption, as well as policy issues such as the pros and cons of hotspot vs. saturation deployment.  The discussion will also address questions such as whether or not wireless networks should be limited to campus resources or should provide transparent access to Internet resources, how best to accommodate short-term (“guest”) use of wireless networking without compromising security; and how to integrate authentication of wired and wireless networks.

Thirty-two people from 18 different NWACC member institutions participated in the workshop (and there was a waiting list). Comments from attendees indicated that Don Adams did an excellent job as facilitator. Specific feedback: on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 was the best, the attendees rated the overall workshop content as 4.31; the value of networking with peers in this setting, 4.54, the logistics, 4.50, and the likelihood of attending another NWACC workshop as 4.69. Twenty-two participants wished to be included in an NWACC-hosted listserv so that they could continue the "peer networking" initiated at the workshop. The total cost of the workshop was approximately $2,000.

 

 

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