CTO, COO, InGuardians.
Jay Beale has been working in Linux security since 1999, when he began creating several defensive security tools, including Bastille Linux/UNIX and the CIS Linux Scoring Tool, both of which were used widely throughout industry and government. He has served as an invited speaker at many industry and government conferences, a columnist for Information Security Magazine, SecurityPortal and SecurityFocus, and a contributor to nine books, including those in his Open Source Security Series and the "Stealing the Network" series. He has been invited to speak at and chair conferences around the world. He gave his first talk at Black Hat in 2001. Jay is a founder and both the CTO and Chief Operating Officer of the information security consulting company InGuardians.