| Beale, Jay |
Bastille Linux - Proactive Host Security
www.bastille-linux.org/jay/bio.html Jay Beale is a security specialist focused on host lockdown, network security and clear-box security audits. He is the Lead Developer of the Bastille project, which creates a hardening script for Linux and HP-UX, a member of the Honeynet Project, and a core participant in the Center for Internet Security. Jay writes the Center for Internet Security's Unix host security tool, currently in use worldwide by organizations from the Fortune 500 to the Department of Defense. He maintains the Center's Linux Security benchmark document and, as a core participant in the non-profit Center's Unix team, is working with US agencies to develop a Unix security standard for industry and government. Aside from his CIS work, Jay has written a number of articles and book chapters on operating system security, including a chapter on Host Lockdown in 'Unix Unleashed' to the Security section in 'Red Hat Internet Server.' He's currently finishing the Addison Wesley book, 'Locking Down Linux the Bastille Way.' Formerly, he served as the Security Team Director for MandrakeSoft, setting company strategy, designing security products, and helping to push security into the third largest retail Linux distribution. He now works to further the goal of improving operating system security.