ShmooCon ‘07 – Some tough questions about NAC

I have just got back home from ShmooCon ’07 where I gave a presentation about bypassing NAC (an updated presentation). Overall the conference was a very good one (content wise), and well organized with about 1200 attendees.

From the number and type of questions I have been asked during my presentation and afterwards, it seems IT professionals are now asking more tough questions about NAC. It is surly a trend I have identified after my BlackHat 2006 presentation, where a growing number of people now understands what NAC is; what it should and should not provide, and that asking the right questions about NAC.

A NAC solution that can be bypassed or does not identify elements operating on the network is not a solution someone should consider. It actually creates a false sense of security and cannot meet an organization’s compliance requirements.

Richard Bejtlich of Tao Security did a nice write-up about the conference and about my talk.

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