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Jay Beale


Jay Beale created two tools used by hundreds of thousands of individuals, companies and governments, Bastille Linux and the Center for Internet Security’s first Linux/UNIX scoring tool. He has led training classes on Linux security at the Black Hat, CanSecWest, RSA, and IDG conferences, as well as in private corporate training, since 2000. As an author, series editor and speaker, Jay has contributed to nine books and two columns and given more than one hundred public talks. He led the development of the Linux security standard for the Center for Internet Security, served on the board of Mitre’s OVAL project, and serves as a member on the O’Reilly Security Conference’s program committee.


He is a co-founder, COO and CTO of the information security consulting company InGuardians. He operates training courses via both JJBSec and InGuardians.


InGuardians is a leading information security consultancy with offices in Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, DC.

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