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Andreas Muennichow

Andreas Muennichow

Andreas Muennichow is a seasoned Professional Services Consultant, based in Portugal with over 30 years of experience. During his almost 10-year career at Tripwire Andreas has lived and worked throughout EMEA and Asia-Pacific helping customers to successfully implement Tripwire solutions and better protect against cyber-attacks. Very early interest developed into a career that spans experience as a long time integrator, head of decentralized IT operations, team mediator and international development projects in multiple industries, including: Oil & Gas, Banks and Insurances, Printing & Publishing, Manufacturing and Airlines. Drawing on a lifetime of industry experience, Andreas is an expert speaker and writer on IT subjects.

Andreas Muennichow has contributed 4 posts to The State of Security.

Andrew Swoboda

Andrew Swoboda

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.

Andrew Swoboda has contributed 11 posts to The State of Security.

Andrew Wagner

Andrew Wagner

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.

Andrew Wagner has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Anirudh Chand

Anirudh Chand

As a Security Architect, Anirudh Chand brings technical and security, strategic guidance to our customers, and evangelism to the broader IT security community. He also plays a key role in developing innovative relationships between the organization and its technical alliance partners. Anirudh (Ani) has over 14 years of experience in the IT Security sector, where his focus areas have included Malware Analysis, Information Management, cloud, virtualization, and systems architecture. He has vast experience across a broad spectrum of Information Security from Security Monitoring to threat reverse-engineering and now in privilege access management.

Prior to joining Tripwire, Ani was the Enterprise Architect for BeyondTrust in the APJ region where he quickly built a reputation on being a subject matter expert on Privilege Access methodologies. He served as Security Architect with Microfocus, a world leader in Security and Identity Access management that owns brands like SuSe, Attachmate, NetIQ and Novell. Ani was responsible for providing subject matter expertise in a broad range of security solutions provided by Microfocus in the SIEM and IAM space. Within that role, Ani has cemented his position in the Security sector in Melbourne specifically and is a trusted key advisor for many silos of the industry that include Banking and Finance, Retail and Government.

During his free time, Ani loves to play Badminton, trekking and basketball. He also loves cooking, though he confesses he’s not very good at it!

Anirudh Chand has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Ary Widdes

Ary Widdes

Ary Widdes is a Security Researcher with Tripwire VERT (Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team), where she focuses on application and vulnerability detection. Ary comes at security research with a somewhat unique background as she holds an AAS in Cybersecurity but also a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, which provides an interesting perspective into numerous cyber security discussions. She is currently pursuing a BAS in Cyber Operations. Ary's recent contributions within VERT have included a focus on virtualization technologies and Windows IoT Core.

Ary Widdes has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Babar Mahmood

Babar Mahmood

Babar is Cyber Security Consultant at Tripwire, serving clients globally through his company. Babar has more than 15 years of experience in different Information Security domains, especially in risk management, compliance, auditing and privacy. He has a M.Sc. in Information Security as well as CISSP, CISA, CISM, and other security and professional certifications. Babar’s primary focus is on management and technology issues in industry focusing on risk and security. Babar is a writer, speaker, and enjoys spending his time educating people on different aspects of security.

Babar Mahmood has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Ben Layer

Ben Layer

Ben Layer is a Principal Software Engineer at Tripwire. He's a security industry veteran, with 20 years of experience in research, product design and development. Ben has worked in multiple areas of the security space, including vulnerability management, network security, threat intelligence, and malware analysis. He is passionate about creating cutting edge solutions to real world problems.

Ben Layer has contributed 29 posts to The State of Security.

Bob Covello

Bob Covello

Bob Covello (@BobCovello) is a 20-year technology veteran and InfoSec analyst with a passion for security topics. He is also a volunteer for various organizations focused on advocating for and advising others about staying safe and secure online.

Bob Covello has contributed 60 posts to The State of Security.

Bob Loihl

Bob Loihl

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.

Bob Loihl has contributed 16 posts to The State of Security.

Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

Brian is the Mid-Enterprise Account Manager covering the Northwest for Tripwire. Brian has worked in IT security for nearly 20 years working with early Anti-Virus and Firewall solutions to today’s advanced threat detection. Before joining Tripwire worked at a variety of software/hardware vendors and a reseller including stints at Symantec and Blue Coat. When Brian is not working at Tripwire on information security, he enjoys hiking, running and rooting on the SF Giants and Portland Trail Blazers.

Brian Jackson has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson has spent longer than he cares to admit in server rooms across the world and even longer sat in front of a computer screen. As part of Tripwire’s EMEA Professional Services team he helps clients make the most of their investment in Tripwire products including TE, IP360, CCM and SIH.

Chris Hudson has contributed 24 posts to The State of Security.

Chris Kim

Chris Kim

Chris Kim is a software engineer specializing in security and systems programming. Prior to working in the US, Chris has worked for the City Government of Seoul (South Korea) and has conducted research and development work for Korea Telecom.

Chris is currently in a software engineering position at Tripwire and is also an adjunct professor in the Computer Science department of Portland State University.

Chris Kim has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Chris Orr

Chris Orr

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.

クリス・ オアーは、2000 年 9 月に Tripwire, Inc. に入社しました。入社当初は、Tripwire for Servers や Tripwire for Routers などの懐かしい製品のトレーニング資料の開発およびその実施を担当していました。その後まもなく、現在所属するシステムエンジニアリンググループに異動しました。移動後の彼の職務は、27の州をカバーすると共に、すべての政府組織に対し技術支援を提供することでした。しかし、会社が成長すると、彼の担当は太平洋岸北西部、カナダ西部などの北米西部地域の企業に限定されました(それでも社内の担当範囲としては最大です)。
現在は、風光明媚なワシントン州のレイク・スティーブンスを拠点としており、ウィニペグやボイシといった美しい街に出張していないときは、娘にギターの弾き方を教えたり、息子と探検旅行に出かけたりしています。

Chris Orr has contributed 12 posts to The State of Security.

Chris Pawlukowsky

Chris Pawlukowsky

Chris Pawlukowsky has been in the information security industry for 10 years and has taken on a variety of roles during his tenure at Tripwire, including QA Engineer, Security Research Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and more recently Engineering Manager in the Office of the CTO. He has developed enterprise-class on-prem vulnerability assessment, configuration compliance, and reporting products, as well as a variety of SaaS-based vulnerability assessment offerings. Today, he focuses his efforts on both Cloud and Industrial Cybersecurity.

Chris Pawlukowsky has contributed 5 posts to The State of Security.

Cory Plummer

Cory Plummer

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.

Cory Plummer has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Craig Young

Craig Young

Craig Young is a computer security researcher with Tripwire's Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team (VERT). He has identified and responsibly disclosed dozens of vulnerabilities in products from Google, Amazon, IBM, NETGEAR, Adobe, HP, Apple, and others. His research has resulted in numerous CVE assignments and repeated recognition in the Google Application Security Hall of Fame. Craig's presentations on Google authentication weaknesses have led to considerable security improvements for all Google users. Craig won in track 0 and track 1 of the first ever SOHOpelessly Broken contest at DEF CON 22 by demonstrating 10 0-day flaws in SOHO wireless routers. His research into iOS WiFi problems more recently exposed CVE-2015-3728 that could allow devices to inadvertently connect to malicious hot spots. Craig has more recently turned his attention to a different part of the wireless spectrum with research into home automation products as well as RFID/NFC technology.

クレイグ・ヤングは、Tripwire社の脆弱性調査チームVERT(Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team)のコンピュータセキュリティ研究者です。
彼は、GoogleやAmazon、IBM、NETGEAR、Adobe、HP、Apple等の製品の脆弱性を数多く特定し、責任をもって開示してきました。彼の研究結果には数多くのCVE番号が割り当てられ、たびたびGoogleのアプリケーションセキュリティ殿堂入りを果たしています。
クレイグによるGoogle 認証の脆弱性についてのプレゼンテーションは全てのGoogleユーザのセキュリティを大幅に向上させました。 クレイグは史上初のDEFCON22 のSOHOpelessly Brokenコンテストにおいてトラック0とトラック1で優勝し、SOHO無線ルータの10個のゼロデイ脆弱性を実証しました。
iOSのWiFi問題に関する研究はつい最近CVE-2015-3728として公表されたましたが、これはデバイスを不意に悪意のあるホットスポットに接続してしまう恐れのある脆弱性です。
クレイグは、最近になってホームオートメーション製品やRFID/NFC技術に関する研究で無線帯域の別の部分に目を向けています。

Craig Young has contributed 50 posts to The State of Security.

Darlene Hibbs

Darlene Hibbs

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.

ダーリーン・ヒブスは Tripwire のセキュリティ調査エンジニアであり、VERT のメンバーです。ダーリーンはニューブランスウィック・コミュニティカレッジにて電子ゲーム設計課程を修了し、ファンショウカレッジにてコンピュータシステム技術者プログラムを修了しました。ファンショウカレッジでは、OS およびネットワーク管理について学びました。

VERT のメンバーになってからは、主にオラクル製品の調査に取り組み、コンテンツ自動生成および Microsoft SharePoint 用のスクリプトを作成しています。ダーリーンは Tripwire のブログ「The State of Security」の執筆者であり、余暇には読書やストリーミングゲームを楽しんでいます。

Darlene Hibbs has contributed 5 posts to The State of Security.

David Gilmore

David Gilmore

David Gilmore is an Engagement Manager for Tripwire, Inc. focusing on supporting clients in the Northeast US and the Federal Government. In his 5 year tenure at Tripwire he has worked as a Professional Services Consultant deploying Tripwire solutions, and a Managing Consultant supporting a team of Professional Services Consultants. Prior to Tripwire, David spent four years as a Professional Services Engineer with Sophos, PLC., and 10 years in consulting to SMBs in the Southern New England and Greater Boston areas.

David Gilmore has contributed 3 posts to The State of Security.

David Henderson

David Henderson

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.

David Henderson has contributed 8 posts to The State of Security.

David Meltzer

David Meltzer

Dave Meltzer joined Tripwire in 2013 after serving as CTO at Sonicity, Cambia Security and nCircle. Today, he’s responsible for driving Tripwire’s product strategy. Dave’s commitment to excellence doesn’t end at work, as he spends more time reconfiguring his home theater setup than actually using it. The first tech that inspired him was a 1979 Hayes Micromodem II, which connected his PC to hundreds of people online—quite a crowd in the early days of the internet.

David Meltzer has contributed 6 posts to The State of Security.

Dean Ferrando

Dean Ferrando

I am responsible for technically selling and supporting company products and services into customers and channel resellers in Tripwire’s UK / EMEA Market. I work closely with field sales, inside sales, Resellers, customer service/technical support and various corporate key contributors. I possess a pre-sales/sales/professional services and architecture background in enterprise application technologies and various software applications as well as have the ability to enable and train others.

Dean Ferrando has contributed 8 posts to The State of Security.

Ehab Nour

Ehab Nour

Ehab Nour is a Systems Engineer for the Middle East & Africa region at Tripwire, a leading provider of security compliance, and IT/OT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organisations, service providers, and government agencies. He has over 8 years’ experience in systems engineering from Implementation Engineer roles to Senior Security Consultant. During this time Mr. Nour has worked closely with customers to ensure they successfully extend their security coverage and effectively prepare for audits. With a focus on customer needs he is passionate about solving technical challenges within each project and providing a high-quality outcome for clients within the delivery time-frame. He is based in the United Arab Emirates and holds a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the El Shorouk Academy in Egypt.

Ehab Nour has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Gabe Authier

Gabe Authier

Gabe Authier is a senior product manager at Tripwire, a leading provider of security, compliance, and IT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers, and government agencies. He has over 15 years of experience in Product Management and Information Technology, with certifications in Agile practices and Pragmatic Marketing methodology, and is passionate about software development that brings solutions to the marketplace to solve customer problems. Gabe received a BS in Systems Engineering from University of Arizona and an Executive MBA from the University of Oregon.

Gabe Authier has contributed 9 posts to The State of Security.

Harris Zane

Harris Zane

Zane begged for a computer at the age of 9 and finally got his first desktop at 13 (1999). Spend most of his time chatting on IRC to gain knowledge (before Google and Reddit existed). His first job was for a startup as a System Admin doing pen-testing and hardening for *BSD based OS.

Zane is CEH, ECSA and CCSM certified. Working on getting his CISSP at the moment.

In summary, he loved cybersecurity before the term was coined nor was it popular.

Harris Zane has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Hudson Harris

Hudson Harris

Hudson Harris (@legallevity) is the Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel for a company encompassing clinical services and software design. He focuses on risk management, compliance, and privacy/security practice creation, management, and consulting. He holds a BA in International Affairs, a Masters of International Business, M.B.A., J.D. and is a licensed attorney in California.

Hudson Harris has contributed 10 posts to The State of Security.

Irfahn Khimji

Irfahn Khimji

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

IrfahnはCISSP認定資格を保有しており、情報セキュリティエリア、特に脆弱性管理、コンプライアンス、リスク特定とスコアリング、そして社会工学に幅広く専門知識を有しています。 情報セキュリティ・ソリューションと顧客満足を構築する上でリーダーとして認められており、金融、エネルギー、ヘルスケアや小売を含む複数の業界において、フォーチュン500社含め大小の規模に関わらず多くの企業に対し、技術的なセキュリティの指導やガイダンスを行なった経験を持っています。
彼の日々の思いつきは、Twitter @TheRealKhimjiをご覧ください。

Irfahn Khimji has contributed 17 posts to The State of Security.

Jay Thakkar

Jay Thakkar

Jay Thakkar works with Professional Services Team providing consistent and valuable services to clients. At Tripwire, he enjoys discussing with customers on Information Security, Risk Identification and Vulnerability Management solutions to help protect their critical environment. Jay Thakkar holds BS in Management Information Systems from University of Illinois at Chicago and currently resides in the United States with his family. Feel free to reach out to him for ideas, questions, or comments.

Jay Thakkar has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Jim has been in the information security space for the last eight years after a long stretch in telecommunications. He currently works as a Regional Director for Tripwire, having worked previously for Optiv. Prior to Optiv, he has stops at Verizon, British Telecom and SBC Telecom. He holds an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin and is a graduate of Georgetown University. He resides in Northern, NJ with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Jim Smith has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

John Hunkeapillar

John Hunkeapillar

John has been in the IT industry for over 30 years and brings a wide variety of skills to Tripwire. His experience ranges from Operations, Systems Programming, Infrastructure / Systems Management, ITIL & CMDB and Security, Rick and Compliance as well as Advanced Security Operations. John has a passion for technology and aligning solutions and services that will bring the most value to his respective clients. Some of the organizations that John has worked for in the past include: RSA, Computer Associates, Managed Objects, Configuresoft and a Minnesota Based Integration Partner formerly known as Midwave.

When not solving IT Business Challenges for his client’s, John likes to spend his time in the great outdoors with family and friends. He enjoys playing in the snow on his snowmobile, golfing, fishing hunting and competitive shooting.

John Hunkeapillar has contributed 4 posts to The State of Security.

John Walker

John Walker

Visiting Professor at the School of Science & Technology - Nottingham Trent University [NTU], Visiting Professor/Lecturer at the University of Slavonia [to 2015], Registered Expert Witness, Certified Forensics Investigator Practitioner [CFIP], CEO of HEXFORENSICS LTD, Academic Practitioner & Accredited Advisor to the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the area of Digital/Cyber Forensics, ENISA CEI Listed Expert, Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute [CRSI], Writer for Digital Forensics, Trainer at Meirc Training & Consulting [UAE/Dubai], Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts [RSA], & Board Advisor to the Digital Trust.

John Walker has contributed 27 posts to The State of Security.

Justin Sherman

Justin Sherman

Justin Sherman is a student at Duke University double-majoring in Computer Science and Political Science, focusing on all things cyber. He conducts technical security research through Duke’s Computer Science Department; he conducts technology policy research through Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy; and he’s a cybersecurity contributor for the Public Sector Digest. Justin is certified in cybersecurity policy, corporate cybersecurity management, social engineering, infrastructure protection, insider threat prevention, and homeland security planning from such organizations as FEMA, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Justin Sherman has contributed 8 posts to The State of Security.

Keirsten Brager

Keirsten Brager

Keirsten Brager is a security technology lead at a Fortune 500 power utility company. She is also the author Secure The InfoSec Bag: Six Figure Career Guide for Women in Security. She produced this digital book to help newbies strategically plan their careers. It was also written to help established professionals diversify their income, fire their bosses if they are in a toxic environment, and provide guidance on taking their careers to the next level. Keirsten is on a mission to help women secure the 2-3 million open security roles that are projected to go unfilled by 2022. She also wants to help women secure at least 50% of the $100 million that HackerOne plans to pay out by 2020. She was recently named one of Dark Reading’s women in security who are quietly changing the game.

Keirsten Brager is a mom, wife, public speaker, CompTIA technical exam developer SME, and mentor. She holds a M.S. in Cybersecurity and several industry certifications, including the CISSP and CASP. As an active member of the Houston security community, Mrs. Brager has participated in a number of panels and public speaking engagements promoting strategies for career success. In her free time, she loves sharing career advice on her blog, cooking New Orleans food and spending time with her family.

Keirsten Brager has contributed 5 posts to The State of Security.

Kelly Fessler

Kelly Fessler

Kelly Fessler lives in Spring, TX, a suburb of Houston. He graduated with a B.S. Chemistry in 1980 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.
After a brief career as a refinery chemist, he became a software developer and worked for a few companies before entering the consulting world in the mid 90’s.

He has been a senior consultant at Tripwire for 8.5 years, also serving as the senior field developer in the consulting group. His programming languages include C, C++ and Java.

Kelly Fessler has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Lamar Bailey

Lamar Bailey

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.

Lamar Bailey has contributed 20 posts to The State of Security.

Lane Thames

Lane Thames

Lane Thames is a senior security researcher with Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT). As a member of VERT, Lane develops software that detects applications, devices, and operating systems along with vulnerability detection and management software. He also spends time looking for new vulnerabilities, contributing to the Tripwire State of Security blog, and understanding emerging cybersecurity threats. Lane received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has spent over 15 years working in information technology and software/hardware development.

レーン・テムズは、ソフトウェア開発エンジニアであり、Tripwire の Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team(VERT)と呼ばれる脆弱性調査チームのセキュリティ調査員です。 レーンはVERT のメンバーとして、アプリケーション、デバイス、OS を検知するソフトウェア、および脆弱性の検知と管理を行うソフトウェアを開発しています。また、新しい脆弱性の発見や、Tripwire のブログ「The State of Security」の執筆、サイバーセキュリティ上の新出の脅威の調査を担当しています。
レーンはジョージア工科大学で電気工学、コンピューター工学の博士号を取得し、情報テクノロジーおよびソフトウェア/ハードウェア開発に 10 年以上携わりました。

Lane Thames has contributed 50 posts to The State of Security.

Maurice Uenuma

Maurice Uenuma

Maurice Uenuma is Vice President, Federal & Enterprise with Tripwire, supporting state governments and large enterprises in the United States.

Prior to joining Tripwire, he was Vice President at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and currently serves as Workforce Management co-chair of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group at NIST.

Earlier, Maurice held leadership roles at Perot Systems and Dell, and served for nine years as an infantry and special operations officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Maurice holds a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, and is a GIAC-certified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).

Maurice Uenuma has contributed 10 posts to The State of Security.

Megan Freshley

Megan Freshley

Megan Freshley is a tech-focused freelance copywriter based in Portland, OR. At Tripwire, Megan works closely with product experts to write guides that help our customers confront their most pressing security challenges. Megan received her undergraduate degree at Antioch College and relocated to Portland to earn an MFA in writing in 2012.

Megan Freshley has contributed 8 posts to The State of Security.

Michael Betti

Michael Betti

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.

Michael Betti has contributed 6 posts to The State of Security.

Michelle Gunter

Michelle Gunter

As the Head of Marketing for EMEA, Michelle is responsible for strategically developing and executing compelling marketing programmes to generate enthusiasm for
Tripwire across Europe and the Middle East. Supporting the company’s sales effort, this includes generating new leads through creative campaigns across all communications channels to drive positive messages and create a holistic understanding of the product amongst prospects and existing customers.

A proponent of a value-based approach to the discipline, she develops strategies that deliver ingenious campaigns with a narrative that encapsulates the heart of business and user problems alongside providing realistic and practical solutions.

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, almost equally split between the IT and legal sectors. Prior to Tripwire she worked for LexisNexis across its product portfolio including ERP, case and matter management, business intelligence and of course, CRM. Previous roles saw her hold senior positions in Metastorm (now part of OpenText), Informatica Software and Informix Software (now part of IBM), among others.

Michelle Gunter has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

Mitch Parker

Mitch Parker

Mitch works with Security Executives, Information Executives, Business Executives, Managers, Technical, Administrative, Legal, Sourcing, etc., from the IT and OT environments working to help organizations build business cases and delivering solutions in risk attenuation.

Mitch Parker has contributed 5 posts to The State of Security.

Mitch Thomas

Mitch Thomas

I've had a well rounded technical life. It all started with building an electric motor from scratch with my Dad. That led to a college degree in Electrical Engineering, and then my first true technology job working at IBM's Almaden Research Center. Then it was on to "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 enable teams to design and build security systems that make the online world a safer place.

Mitch Thomas has contributed 6 posts to The State of Security.

Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey has been perfecting customer engagement for over 30 years, joining Tripwire in 2015. WIth an electronic engineering background, Neil ensures customer satisfaction through pre- and post-sales functions and continuously improving the channel engagement model. One of his biggest tech innovation memories was the merge of Veritas and NetBackup, a game-changing moment in the storage market. Neil’s five children keep him busy, along with playing golf and watching rugby and “real” football.

Neil Harvey has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

Onyeka Jones

Onyeka Jones

Onyeka Jones is a product manager at Tripwire. As the product manager focused on healthcare solutions, she has a deep understanding of the IT security challenges in the Healthcare industry.

Onyeka Jones has contributed 14 posts to The State of Security.

Paul Edon

Paul Edon

A senior level Information Technology professional with over 30 years of experience in management, consulting and service provision. Paul has been at Tripwire for 8 years and is the International Services Director. Paul has extensive experience working in both the public and private sectors, has successfully managed large international service teams and has been instrumental in the design and delivery of multi-million dollar enterprise security solutions. He has excellent interpersonal and communications skills, proven management experience and a decisive but calm approach to problem solving. A comprehensive understanding of the security implications and demands associated with sector specific regulatory and legislative compliance, combined with an extensive knowledge of security strategy, operational risk management, governance, service delivery, channel strategy and P&L accounting have all helped Paul successfully build and manage specialist security teams and practices.

Paul Edon has contributed 7 posts to The State of Security.

Paul Norris

Paul Norris

I am a rounded security professional with extensive security experience gained within enterprises organisations across many sectors, most recently within utilities and service provider environments.

With over 15 years experience in enterprise security technology, policy and process I am able to incorporate people, technology and organisation into my unique approach to solving security challenges.

Having worked in the IT Sector for more than 27 years I am proficient in most enterprise technologies including operating systems, networks, storage, applications and databases.

I am motivated and perceptive individual and enjoy taking on new challenges. I work well under pressure and maintain composure when faced with difficult situations. I am able to gain trust and rapport with stakeholders at all levels.

Paul Norris has contributed 24 posts to The State of Security.

Shalik Aboo

Shalik Aboo

I am an information security professional who is always willing to learn, responsible for keeping the organization’s data protected and free from the risk of cyber-attacks and related problems. As an individual focusing on providing security services for over 10 years, I always provide the importance of implementing foundational cyber security to the clients.

In a world where data has become invaluable, clients must constantly be assessing potential threat risks to properly protect, addressing these gaps is my passion.

As a security professional, I always like to listen to the current cyber security challenges organizations face daily and able to communicate complex issues and build a trusted relationship by providing needed solutions.

Shalik Aboo has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood

Stephen is currently a product manager at Tripwire, focusing on cloud products. Before Tripwire, he worked in product management roles for the last twenty-five years in identity, telecom, computing, wireless, utilities, consumer identity and IoT markets. In his after-hours time, he is writing a book about the theory of market disruption and how to forecast future technology markets.

Stephen Wood has contributed 8 posts to The State of Security.

Steven Tipton

Steven Tipton

I've been in IT consulting for over 15 years and worked in a variety of large and small environments. I've done everything from Architecting complex designs and deployments to day to day operations.

Steven Tipton has contributed 10 posts to The State of Security.

Taha Dharsi

Taha Dharsi

Taha Dharsi is a Security Engineer for the Canadian Region at Tripwire, a leader for establishing a strong cybersecurity foundation that protects the integrity of mission-critical systems spanning physical, virtual, cloud and DevOps environments. Previously, Taha worked as a professional services consultant and an implementation expert for Tripwire solutions. He graduated from California State University with a degree in Management Information Systems.

Taha Dharsi has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

Ted Rassieur

Ted Rassieur

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.

Ted Rassieur has contributed 2 posts to The State of Security.

Tim Erlin

Tim Erlin

Tim Erlin is VP of Product Management & Strategy at Tripwire. He previously managed Tripwire’s Vulnerability Management product line, including IP360 and PureCloud. Erlin's background as a Sales Engineer has provided a solid grounding in the realities of the market, allowing him to be an effective leader and product manager across a variety of products. His career in information technology began with project management, customer service, as well as systems and network administration. Erlin is actively involved in the information security community. His contributions include blogging, podcasts, press, speaking and television.

ティム・アーリンは、Tripwire社のセキュリティ/ITリスク戦略 担当ディレクタであり、ソリューションと戦略に携わっています。 以前はIP360、PureCloudを含むTripwireの脆弱性管理製品ラインを管理していました。 彼のバックグラウンドは、市場にマッチした施策を提供するセールスエンジニアであり、様々な製品にわたるプロダクトマネージャも経験しています。 彼の情報テクノロジにおけるキャリアは、プロジェクトマネジメント、カスタマサービス、またシステム/ネットワーク管理に渡ります。 アーリンは情報セキュリティ業界に必要とされており、ブログ、ポッドキャスト、プレス、講演、テレビ出演など様々な活動に貢献しています。

Tim Erlin has contributed 36 posts to The State of Security.

Tripwire Guest Authors

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 895 posts to The State of Security.

Tripwire Researcher

Tripwire Researcher

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.

Tripwire Researcher has contributed 35 posts to The State of Security.

Troy Thompson

Troy Thompson

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.

Troy Thompson has contributed 1 post to The State of Security.

Tyler Reguly

Tyler Reguly

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.

タイラー・レグリは、Tripwire社のソフトウェア開発担当マネージャで脆弱性調査チームVERT(Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team)の主要メンバーです。VERTではウェブアプリケーションのセキュリティと脆弱性検知を専門としています。
タイラーはCVSS-SIG やWASSECなどの業界プロジェクトに関わっており、SecTORやOWASP Trontoといった多くのセキュリティイベントで講演をしています。 更にいくつかのセキュリティ関連コースの開発と指導を通じてオンタリオ州ロンドンのファンショー・カレッジでComputer Systems Technologyの教育課程に貢献しています。
タイラーはセキュリティの業界紙にたびたび取り上げられ、ブログでも積極的に発言しています。

Tyler Reguly has contributed 125 posts to The State of Security.

Zoë Rose

Zoë Rose

Zoë Rose is a highly regarded hands-on cybersecurity specialist, who helps her clients better identify and manage their vulnerabilities and embed effective cyber resilience across their organization. Zoë is a Cisco Champion and certified Splunk Architect, who frequently speaks at international conferences. Recognized in the 50 most influential women in cybersecurity UK for the past two years, and the PrivSec 200, Zoë is quoted in the media, has presented on National News, has been featured in Vogue Magazine, and was the spokesperson for Nationwide’s Over Sharing campaign that had a reach of 306 million citizens.

Zoë Rose has contributed 32 posts to The State of Security.