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Council on CyberSecurity
The Council on CyberSecurity was formed to seize this moment and catalyze change — specifically, to accelerate the widespread availability and adoption of effective cybersecurity measures, practice and policy. The Council seeks to reach audiences everywhere to offer expert and independent assessments on the policies and practices that work best to conduct our lives more securely in cyberspace. It will support these assessments with benchmarks and measures based on rigorous expert analysis. To do its work, the Council will mobilize broad communities of stakeholders who are willing to bring their knowledge, experience and commitment to a common goal: to identify, validate, promote and sustain the adoption of cybersecurity best practice - by people, with technology, and through policy — to create a world in which best practice becomes common practice.
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Priya Ajgaonkar is a Scrum Master / Project Manager in R&D. She supports scrum teams in creating software products using agile practices. She started at Tripwire in QA and moved to helping build high performing scrum teams. She enjoys championing continuous improvement and being an active participant in building high quality security products using agile methodologies.
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Tripwire Guest Authors
Tripwire invites topical posts on security and risk management from some of the leading experts in the field. The opinions expressed in the articles are solely those of the contributor, and do not necessarily reflect those of Tripwire, Inc. If you are interested in contributing to The State of Security Blog, please contact us socialmediastrategies at tripwire dot com.
Tripwire Guest Authors has contributed 91 posts to The State of Security.
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Lamar Bailey is responsible for leading Tripwire's Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT), which is comprised of world-renowned security engineers and researchers who scour the globe looking for the latest public and private vulnerabilities, then write detection algorithms based on a propriety OS, Application, and threat fingerprinting techniques for inclusion in Tripwire's commercial Vulnerability Management products.
The tripwire Vulnerability Assessment engine is part of IP360 and it is the brains for detecting network assets and evaluating these assets using the VERT algorithms. This team is comprised of world class software developers/engineers with low level understanding system and network programming.
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Joel Barnes, CISSP is one of Tripwire's Senior Systems Engineers based in the UK. With over 10 years experience in the Information Security arena he has both an eye for the technical as well as a deep understanding of the more holistic nature of the field. By working with Tripwire's most strategic European accounts, providing advice and direction on security and integration, he is ideally placed to speak around the present and future state of security.
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Aaron is a Senior Product Manager at Tripwire, responsible for Platforms and Appliances. His charter at Tripwire is to drive the physical and virtualized appliance strategy to ensure Tripwire has the offerings to match customer needs. Prior to joining Tripwire, he worked for the Boeing Defense, Space, & Security subsidiary Narus, where he focused on delivering cyber security analytics and intercept solutions to some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers, service providers, and government organizations. He is based in San Jose, CA, where you’ll likely find him on the sidelines of a soccer pitch or at a Sharks hockey game.
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Michael Betti is a Field Systems Engineer for Tripwire, and has been working in the security field for over 20 years where he visits customers onsite and helps them plan out their approach to security using Tripwire products for FIM, SCM, Vulnerability Management and Log Management. He believes that security products by themselves do not protect a company, you need good people and processes in place and a way to validate those processes, along with a defense in depth approach. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, a GSEC and CISSP certifications, along with certifications in Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire Log Center and IP360 Vulnerability Management.
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David is a graduate of Bard College, where he received a B.A. in Political Studies. He is very interested in cybersecurity -- a passion he discovered while writing his senior thesis on the U.S. military’s integration of cyber power. Currently, he works as the editor for Information Security Buzz and the Media Coordinator at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College. Going forward, David would like to pursue a career in cyber security, both its practice and policy.
David Bisson has contributed 12 posts to The State of Security.
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Shelley Boose is the Public Relations Director for Tripwire, and possesses the unique ability to effectively facilitate the production of PR and media material from a wide variety of resources. Shelley has extensive professional relationships with top journalists from a wide number of publications, and with her more than fifteen years of experience in the PR game, she is an important part of Tripwire's corporate communications team.
Shelley Boose has contributed 72 posts to The State of Security.
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Stephanie Bridges is currently a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Tripwire, where she is responsible for executing overall go to market strategies for Tripwire solutions, services and partners. She brings over 15 years of experience developing products and brands, both domestically and internationally, with organizations such as Webtrends, Symantec, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. To stay energized for her next challenge, Stephanie enjoys snowboarding, cycling and yoga. Follow Stephanie Twitter @ssegdirb
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Katherine Brocklehurst has been involved in product management and product marketing in network security for more than 15 years. Working with network security technologies, ranging from protocols to core encryption to intrusion detection and prevention to XML firewalls for web apps, she’s touched every layer in the ISO model. As senior product marketing manager at Tripwire, Katherine now focuses on helping enterprises secure and harden their system configurations to combat escalating threats in our highly connected world.
Katherine Brocklehurst has contributed 21 posts to The State of Security.
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Kate loves Tripwire… she gets to play Marketing Coordinator there! Her desire is to bring fun to the workplace, work as a team toward a common goal, and to foster the unique culture at Tripwire. In her spare time she likes to run, spend time with the fam, and dress like a giant pencil. Whatta life!
Kate Carson has contributed 27 posts to The State of Security.
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Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker. He has been working in the computer security industry since the early 1990s, having been employed by companies such as Sophos, McAfee and Dr Solomon's. He has given talks about computer security for some of the world's largest companies, worked with law enforcement agencies on investigations into hacking groups, and regularly appears on TV and radio explaining computer security threats.
Graham Cluley was inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011, and was given an honorary mention in the "10 Greatest Britons in IT History" for his contribution as a leading authority in internet security.
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Matthew Condren currently holds the position of Quality Assurance Manager, Security Research and Development at Tripwire. He manages all aspects of QA for the Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT). Matthew is currently based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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With over 15 years of experience under his belt, Alex Cox has become a familiar voice in Information Security industry. As a SANS certified trainer and technology leader in Systems Engineering for Tripwire, Alex taps vast experience including a background in systems and network management, synthetic speech software development, web systems design and security consulting. These experiences have shaped him into both a patented software author and BlackHat-decorated WhiteHat hacker. Whether it's delivering SANS cyber-security courses, speaking at conferences or designing the next intrusion detection program with a client, Alex has found his true calling as an Info-Sec road warrior. No matter the challenge before him, you can bet that he has the same easy-going smile on his face. Of course, according to him: he has the best job ever!
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Federico is the Director of Enterprise Sales teams hunting for new business across UK, Western Europe and Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Tripwire, and is responsible for expanding the distribution channel.
Federico DeLaMora has contributed 5 posts to The State of Security.
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Tim Erlin is a Director of Product Management at Tripwire, and is responsible for the Suite360 product line including Vulnerability Management, Configuration Auditing, and Policy Compliance. Previously, in his nearly 10 year tenure at nCircle, he has also held the positions of Senior Sales Engineer and QA Engineer. Tim’s career in information technology began with project management, customer service, as well as systems and network administration. Tim is a member of ISSA, and frequently hosts corporate webinars on various topics, including regulatory compliance.
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Before he realized security was a valid career choice, Chris spent 14 seasons as a commercial fisherman, casting his nets from California to Alaska in search of tasty sea creatures. In 1986 he saw the light and became an IT security auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers, started casting a new net for security bad guys, and earned his CISA in 1990 (yes this was before the internet – do you remember RACF?). Since then he has held a variety of positions in IT and Marketing and is now happy to be part of the security industry again at Tripwire. The technology has changed, but the issues haven’t -- it’s still about coordinating people, process, and technology to deliver controls that provide an acceptable level of risk mitigation for the business.
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Cyber Security Forum Initiative
The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Omaha, NE and in Washington DC with a mission "to provide Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners." CSFI was born out of the collaboration of dozens of experts, and today CSFI is comprised of a large community of nearly 25,000 Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare professionals from the government, military, private sector, and academia. Our amazing members are the core of all of our activities, and it is for them that we are pushing forward our mission. Tripwire is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the CSFI mission.
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Eva Hanscom assists with public relations and social media at Tripwire. She works with our PR Director to develop press releases and pitches, tracks media coverage and copyedits blog content; and also supports the Community Engagement Coordinator with Tripwire’ social media accounts. Eva received a B.A. in Anthropology and Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a special emphasis on online communication and culture.
Eva Hanscom has contributed 113 posts to The State of Security.
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Jeff Heinen has been with Tripwire’s Customer Service department since 2008. He now travels across the United States helping customers integrate Tripwire products into their environments and processes. A GIAC Certified Incident Handler, he uses knowledge and experience to strengthen their security postures in a logical, understandable and comprehensive manner.
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David Henderson is a Federal Systems Engineer who supports technical Pre/Post Sales in the Federal Civilian and DOD agency sectors. David started with Tripwire in 2010 and has enjoyed great success in assisting with sales of the Tripwire product line. There is nothing more satisfying as work than a job well done or a freshly closed deal. Keeping customers happily secure is our focus.
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Darlene Hibbs is a Security Researcher and Software Engineer for Tripwire, and is part of the Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT). Though Darlene only recently completed her collegiate training, she is recognized as an up and coming player in the vulnerability management arena.
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Kelly is Tripwire’s Customer Engagement Specialist, focusing on our customers experience and sharing their success with the greater community. Outside of work, you can find her out enjoying her new home of Portland, hiking, golfing, traveling, and watching her beloved Minnesota Vikings! Keep your eyes peeled, you may even see her on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters! To learn more about our customer programs, feel free to reach out to email@example.com.
Kelly Hoeffner has contributed 13 posts to The State of Security.
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Mandy is a Senior Manager for IT Security, Operations and Infrastructure at Tripwire, who leads staff in operational efficiency and business enablement projects, provides technical and managerial leadership to the security, system and network engineers, and Service Desk professionals that support the company's worldwide corporate and R&D Lab information technology infrastructure. Mandy strives to discover solution requirements through business partnership, while balancing strategy and operational efficiency, each day is an opportunity to impact the business in a positive way.
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Elizabeth Ireland brings a unique mix of security, technology, business development, strategy and marketing knowledge as well as 10 years of financial and audit experience to her current role as VP of Product Marketing at Tripwire. Elizabeth joined Tripwire as part of the acquisition of nCircle and is currently getting to know and enjoy all the great things Portland has to offer.
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The ICS-ISAC is a non-profit Knowledge Sharing Center established to help facilities develop situational awareness in support of local, national and international security. At the ICS-ISAC facility operators, integrators, vendors, researchers and the communities they support work together to share the means and methods necessary to maintain safe and stable societies. Tripwire is proud to be a sponsor for the ICS-ISAC mission.
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Irfahn holds a CISSP certification and brings a wide range of expertise in the field of Information Security specializing in Vulnerability Management, Compliance, Risk Identification and Scoring, as well as Social Engineering. He is a recognized leader in building Information Security Solutions and Customer Satisfaction. He has experience providing technical security leadership and guidance to Fortune 500 accounts, as well as smaller companies, in several verticals including financial, energy/commercial, healthcare, and retail. See what he’s thinking on Twitter @TheRealKhimji
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Kelly Lang is Tripwire's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lang is a strategic and operationally focused executive with a proven record of initiating and driving positive change throughout a company. He has over 25 years of progressive finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations and M&A experience with primarily publicly traded businesses as well as venture backed and private equity. Lang has a reputation for building, developing and managing successful business minded teams to support growing and dynamic environments.
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Bob Loihl is a Software Engineer with 20+ years of experience developing business applications, leading teams and spreading the security word. He has a strong interest in delivering applications that are secure by design in an agile world. He has been helping Tripwire grow and mature its development processes for the last 10 years and his current hobby is incorporating SSDLC (Secure Software Development Life-Cycle) processes into the software manufacturing process. Bob is passionate about family, software, canoes and guitars. In his spare time he works at Tripwire producing high quality software using Agile methodologies. Oh yeah, he cares a tiny bit about security.
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I am Tripwire's CTO, and joined Tripwire at the turn of the century. I live a life of genuine curiosity, so the best thing about my job at Tripwire is traveling around the world and learning about our customers and their goals. When I travel, I avoid middle seats whenever possible.
Dwayne Melancon has contributed 138 posts to The State of Security.
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David is VP/Engineering at Tripwire where he is responsible for the development of Tripwire’s vulnerability management products including IP360 and PureCloud, as well as Tripwire Configuration Compliance Manager. David came to Tripwire in 2013 through its acquisition of nCircle where he was Chief Technology Officer and VP/Engineering. David has been an entrepreneur, leader, software developer, security researcher, and generally obsessed with network security for the last two decades.
David Meltzer has contributed 7 posts to The State of Security.
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As Senior Manager, Business Systems and SaaS Ops, I lead our front office, web, back office and SaaS operations. A project manager by trade, I am always focused on what is important to the business AND practical to implement and manage. I have over 20 years in the IT world, however I have also had some fantastic adventures as an industrial energy conservation consultant, clinical trial manager, and even a stint selling wholesale airline tickets to Europe.
Joel Naumoff has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.
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Ambyr O’Donnell is Tripwire’s vice president and general counsel. She manages the Legal Department, Human Resources, Facilities, Supply Chain and the Compliance functions at Tripwire. She is an active member of the Oregon State Bar’s Business Law Section and was awarded the 2013 ‘Top 10 30-somethings’ award by the Association of Corporate Counsel, a global in-house counsel organization with more than 30,000 in-house lawyers in 75 countries around the world.
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Chris Orr has been employed by Tripwire, Inc. since September 2000. Initially hired to develop and deliver training materials for such golden oldies as Tripwire for Servers and Tripwire for Routers, he quickly moved on into the Systems Engineering group where he has been ever since. His role initially required him to provide technical assistance to regions covering 27 states and all of the Federal government, but as the company has grown His territory has been whittled down to the Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and Western Enterprise (which…when he thinks about it…is still the largest geographic territory in the company…) Currently based out of scenic Lake Stevens, WA, when not flying to such lovely places as Winnipeg or Boise, Chris is teaching his daughter how to play guitar or going on Scouting trips with his son.
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Cory Plummer is a senior consultant who has been with Tripwire for nine years. He now travels across the United States helping customers architecting and integrating Tripwire products into their environments to meet their security and compliance goals. He uses his knowledge and experience to strengthen their security postures in a logical, understandable and comprehensive manner. Cory holds both CISSP and GCIH certifications.
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Ted Rassieur has been in the IT industry for 18 years and worked with Tripwire for 6 years in the Customer Services group. In this time with Tripwire Ted has worked with 100’s of customers to help solve compliance and security challenges. In his current role, Ted is responsible for scoping new services projects as well as solution implementation. These duties require mapping tools, team skills and best practices to customer needs for creating workable solutions. Ted also contributes to advancing Tripwire’s solution for NERC regulated customers. Prior to work in compliance and security, Ted worked in software configuration management.
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Tyler Reguly is a Manager of Software Development with Tripwire, and a key member of VERT (Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team), where he focuses on web application security and vulnerability detection. Tyler is involved in industry initiatives such as CVSS-SIG and WASSEC, and has spoken at many security events, including SecTOR and OWASP Toronto. Additionally, he has contributed to the Computer Systems Technology curriculum at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario by developing and teaching a number of security related courses. Tyler is frequently quoted by security industry press and is a prolific blogger.
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Several researchers here at Tripwire have committed to producing some quality content to share with the community, but given the sensitive nature of their work, they have opted to remain unrecognized publicly. We created this general profile for them to publish articles under in an effort to protect the integrity of the important projects that they work on.
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Maritza Santillan is a marketing intern assisting with corporate communications and social media at Tripwire. She studied at the University of Oregon and earned a B.A. in journalism with an emphasis on public relations and business administration. Maritza enjoys exploring the Northwest, trying new restaurants and cheering on the Ducks!
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Rekha Shenoy, Tripwire’s Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, joined Tripwire in April 2007, bringing with her an extensive background leading product management teams to deliver maximum customer value. Prior to Tripwire, Rekha held positions in corporate development, product management and marketing for performance management solutions, database tools and mainframe solutions and in market research at BMC Software, Inc., in Houston, driving strategic decisions around new technologies and championing the Agile Development methodology to enable BMC to meet its goals for product delivery. She also worked at Questia Media, Inc., in Houston, and Compaq Computer Corporation. Rekha holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Rice University, and received a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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Brian Sheppard is a Security Researcher with Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT) with over 9 years of experience in the industry. Along the way, he has contributed to a wide variety of security related startup companies as a Software Engineer. He has a strong affinity for Linux Distributions as well as low-level programming and seeks to augment his knowledge of both through his research at Tripwire.
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Gajraj Singh is Tripwire's Director of Product Marketing, and is an accomplished marketing and product executive with extensive experience in various leadership positions including marketing, product management, sales, biz dev and profit center management. A strategic executive with a unique blend of experience in security, networking and mobility, he is focused on high growth outcome business execution.
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Edward Smith has been implementing, supporting, and marketing technology products for over 15 years and is currently Product Marketing Manager for Vulnerability Management solutions at Tripwire. Edward has held various positions as a Systems Engineer, Sales Engineer, Support Manager, and Technical Trainer for companies like Dell, Adobe, and Gateway. Outside of work Edward enjoys snowboarding, camping, and karaoke - and has been thinking about combining the three into an extreme sport!
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David Spark is a veteran tech journalist and founder of Spark Media Solutions, a media consulting and production company. Acting as the "media" of "social media," Spark Media Solutions helps its clients be seen as leading voices in their field through brand-quality media production and distribution through top tier media channels.
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Andy is currently a Managing Consultant at Tripwire, and has been with Tripwire for over 9 years. Andy is responsible for working with both new and established clients to architect and manage their project engagements to meet and exceed their requirements for the Tripwire product suite. In addition to delivering services for Tripwire’s strategic customers. He has helped pioneer and innovate many of the popular content and field-developed solutions used by our customers.
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Andrew Swoboda is a Security Researcher and Software Engineer for Tripwire, and is part of the Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT). Though Andrew only recently completed his collegiate training, he is recognized as an up and coming player in the vulnerability management arena.
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Lane Thames is a Security Research Engineer for Tripwire. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and has vast experience in computer networking, computer security, network security, software development, email server management/design/configuration/maintenance, Information Technology, and Database Technology. Lane worked for nCircle prior to their acquisition, and continues his research work now for Tripwire.
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Michael Thelander has been managing and marketing technology products for 20 years (or “way too long,” depending on the day). He’s managed products for flight training, network energy, and IT security… plus a few regrettable forays into education and publishing. His articles and interviews have appeared in IT Professional, CFO Magazine, SoftwareCEO.com and others.
Michael Thelander has contributed 29 posts to The State of Security.
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I've had a well rounded technical life, starting out creating my own electric motor from scratch with my Dad, graduation from college with an Electrical Engineering degree, working at IBM's Almaden Research Center, then on to a "real jobs" such as an instructor writing system administration manuals and teaching classes from them in far flung places like Tokyo, testing and developing internet advertising systems , building highly concurrent distributed key-value data storage and finally landing here at Tripwire where as a System Architect I am designing and building systems that make the online world a safer place.
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Troy Thompson is Tripwire's Director of Services. Troy started with Tripwire in 2000 and has more than 20 years of physical and technical security experience with international consulting services, support management, strategic sales partnerships on global accounts and tactical issue resolution directly with clients. He is currently responsible for the scoping, development and implementation of projects and programs with top tier clients at Tripwire. He manages a team of highly skilled and experienced consultants from all over the US. Troy holds many certifications for IT process management, auditing of computer systems and has degrees in both Computer Science and Accounting.
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Chyna Trople is the lead analyst for the Security and Compliance Solutions (SCS) team, which is responsible for providing information security and compliance expertise to Tripwire and its customers. Leveraging a decade of experience in information security, and twenty years in enterprise software, she partners closely with R&D, Product Management, Product Marketing, the Salesforce and Professional Services to create security and compliance solutions for Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center. Her unique blend of experience as a support engineer helping admins defend their network gateway, a security analyst mapping low-level security controls to high-level compliance frameworks, and technical product manager for Tripwire Enterprise, enable her to provide subject matter expertise and a user-centered perspective to the teams she helps support. Chyna received a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of California, graduating with Honors in the major.
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As the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, I lead our community engagement, social media, analyst relations, customer advocacy, competitive intelligence and speaking opportunities (yeah, and many more unofficial duties). A Product Marketer at heart, I live by the NIHITO (nothing interesting happens in the office) motto. I crave engagement with all of you and are in a continuous quest to learn from others. I enjoy traveling, reading and experiencing different cultures. It's a privilege to work with the energetic, collaborative and fantastic team at Tripwire. Together we develop, market and sell kick-ass products for your enjoyment.
Cindy Valladares has contributed 147 posts to The State of Security.
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Andrew Wagner is a Director of Engineering at Tripwire, and leads the teams that produce and maintain Tripwire Enterprise and Data Mart. He started at Tripwire nearly a decade ago as a user interface developer and has extensive experience with the ins and outs of the products. Andrew has been developing software in small companies and large, as a developer and consultant, for nearly 20 years. His focus is on developing the agile systems that allow Tripwire to produce the highest-quality, innovative software possible.
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Will Weisser is a Senior Software Engineer for Tripwire, and has been actively developing information security software for over 11 years. He was a key principal developer of CCM, Tripwire's agentless compliance scanning solution, and has worked on projects as diverse as an enterprise reporting system for vulnerability data, a secure network scanning appliance, and more recently a from-scratch implementation of the SCAP and OVAL configuration automation standards. In his spare time he enjoys writing speculative fiction, playing guitar and practicing mixed martial arts.
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Ken is a security researcher with 14 years experience building and breaking things through the use/misuse of technology. His technology exploits and endeavors have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Dateline, New York Times, The Economist and has won awards from MIT, CTIA, Oregon Technology Awards, SXSW, Entrepreneur and named in Portland Business Journal's 2013 "40 Under 40". He has worked with law enforcement and journalists utilizing various technologies to unveil organized crime rings, recover stolen cars, even a car jacking amongst other crimes.
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Andrew Whaples and his merry band of acronyms, CSP, CSM, PMI-ACP, PMP, MBA, are helping Tripwire adopt and master Agile Practices within their software development organization. Having cut his teeth in large waterfall methodologies, Andrew has seen many sides of the software development paradigm and has embraced Agile’s focus on delivering incremental customer value through highly motivated, highly supported and high-performing teams of craftsmen. Helping teams grow and sustain a passion for their work is his passion, and collaboration is his main tool of choice. When he’s not slaying impediments Andrew enjoys reading, gardening and anything that gets him out into the wild.
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David began his career as a software engineer hacking on the Java Virtual Machine. After realizing that the challenges of leading people were just as exciting as crafting software that delights its users, he turned his attention to working with others to help grow individuals and Teams within the context of a larger organization. He feels that listening and communication are fundamental to understanding others and understanding yourself. By night, he is an adjunct lecturer in the Computer Science Department at Portland State University. David likes watching things grow whether they are Teams, companies, his students, his family, or the vegetables in his garden.
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Craig Young is a Computer Security Researcher with Tripwire's Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT) who has published numerous CVE) in his career and has been honored (Q1-Q3 2013) for his role in disclosing vulnerabilities in the Google eco-system. Craig is one of the most externally active VERT researchers – he has given talks at BSides SF 2013 and DEFCON 21 on vulnerabilities he discovered in Google authentication systems. Craig has also identified vulnerabilities in various products and open source software projects, working with them to understand and resolve security problems.
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