Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Virtual Desktops in the Library: Feasibility & Viability
Presenters:
Youssef Benchouaf
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
During the Spring 2014 semester, the Morgan Library IT Staff worked with representatives from VMWare, Teradici, and Nvidia to conduct an intensive proof-of-concept to implement a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). A VDI centralizes computer resources by offloading computation to a back-room server, leaving a "thin client" station for users to interact with. Such a solution is intended to simplify desktop management, reduce cost, extend hardware lifespan, and increase application portability. This PDI will discuss the goals and results of our tests in these topics.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goals of this PDI are to: educate staff & faculty about VDI technology, describe the players and techniques used to test a VDI environment in the Library, and discuss the findings of the test and what impact it may have on future technology prospects in the Library.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Web Application Security
Presenters:
Greg Vogl
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
A high-level overview and discussion of web application and software security, including: * Importance, seriousness and scope of the problem, cost/benefit and ROI of addressing it; * Information technology infrastructure and security components; * Problem types, classifications and lists, including bugs, flaws, vulnerabilities and threats; * Methods, processes and tools for problem management, prevention, detection and reaction; * Resources, including websites, books, people, organizations and training
Goals and Target Audience:
Web/software developers and information technology coordinators will: * Increase awareness of web application security issues; * Increase motivation to assess and improve security of their applications; * Learn key concepts, practical tips and resources; * Share knowledge and ideas with others

2:15 PM

Session Title:
IPv6: The next version of the Internet
Presenters:
Kyle Haefner,Scott Dawson
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
304 LSC
Description:
Learn about the next version of the Internet, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 is being deployed worldwide at an ever increasing pace, you may even be using it today. Learn what IPv6 is, how it is different from IPv4, new features, where it is deployed, how it will affect you and how you can start getting prepared.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Introduce IPv6, the next version of the Internet, and familiarize attendees with what it is, where it is deployed and how to use it. Audience: Subnet Managers, IT Professionals.

Tuesday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Shibboleth Service Provider Installation (Linux)
Presenters:
Randy Miotke
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
322 LSC
Description:
Learn about federated authentication and how to install a Shibboleth service provider. Shibboleth is an open source federated access management technology that has been widely adopted by academic institutions worldwide to facilitate anytime/anywhere access to higher education, government and commercial e-resources. Colorado State University is using Shibboleth to access many federated systems on and off campus. Session topics include: * Shibboleth overview * Installation and configuration of a prototype Shibboleth service provider in a Linux virtual machine environment * Connecting a Shibboleth service provider to the CSU Federation This is a hands-on session. You must bring a laptop with VMWare Player installed to complete the outlined tasks.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will provide attendees technical installation and configuration experience with a Shibboleth service provider. Content has been developed for CSU IT professionals new to Shibboleth, or for individuals assuming responsibilities at their college or department with existing Shibboleth deployments.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Mass OSX image deployment leveraging DeployStudio
Presenters:
Robert Kidd
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Morgan LIbrary CC174
Description:
Saving time is a daily concern for system administrators, especially with the increase of minor interventions requested by end-users: accidentally modified system preferences, third-party applications instability or misconfigured, wrong access rights, etc... OS X is stable and robust but the capacity to (re)install completely a workstation or a server in a few minutes following a preset workflow that automatically restores the right disk image, configures and backs up what was planned by the administrator is a real benefit in terms of time and money. DeployStudio was designed this way, in order to manage flawlessly large deployments of workstations, servers and cluster nodes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Present DeployStudio as a fully automated imaging solution for OSX deployments. Show how to create an image for deployment. Show how to deploy an image to an Apple computer. Show how to create workflows and tasks to fully automate image process. Show how to bind OSX computers to Active Directory and Open Directory using built in tasks. Audience: IT administrators looking for a freeware imaging solution for apple OSX systems.

Wednesday, January 14th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Securing your web server: TLS and authentication
Presenters:
Steven Lovaas
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Running a web server that's more than just a static information page? You'll likely want encryption and authentication. But there are so many options! Steve Lovaas (IT Security Manager) will walk through the possibilities and discuss recommended approaches that provide the best of both security and user experience.
Goals and Target Audience:
IT professionals with an interest in web security, particularly those responsible for running web servers.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Office 365 Exchange: The road ahead!
Presenters:
Lance Baatz,Jason Huitt
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
This session will focus on CSU’s transition from Central Exchange and Lamar e-mail to Office 365 Exchange. We will review the current status of the migration effort, discuss what to expect in the coming weeks/months, and point out some of the “gotchas” or known issues expected during the transition. We will also discuss the effect of the transition on eID options and processes. Time permitting, we’ll open the session up for questions.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target audience is campus IT support and helpdesk staff