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Eric Allman (W4) is the original author of Sendmail, co-founder and CTO of
Sendmail, Inc., and co-author of Sendmail, published by O'Reilly. At
U.C. Berkeley, he was the chief programmer on the INGRES database
management project, leader of the Mammoth project, and an early
contributor to BSD, authoring syslog, tset, the -me troff macros, and
trek. Eric designed database user and application interfaces at
Britton Lee (later Sharebase) and contributed to the Ring Array
Processor project for neural-network-based speech recognition at the
International Computer Science Institute. Eric is on the Editorial
Review Board of ACM Queue magazine and is a former member of the Board
of Directors of the USENIX Association.
Dan Appelman (S6) is a lawyer in the Silicon Valley office of a major
international law firm. He has been practicing in the areas of
cyberspace and software law for many years. He was the lawyer for
Berkeley Software Design in the BSDI/UNIX System Laboratories (AT&T)
case. Dan is the attorney for the USENIX Association and for many
tech companies. He is also founding chair of his firm's Information
Technology practice group, is the current chair of the California
Bar's Standing Committee on Cyberspace Law, and is a member of the
American Bar Association Cyberspace Committee.
Gerald Carter (R2, F2) has been a member of the Samba Team since 1998. He has published articles in various
Web-based magazines and gives instructional courses as a
consultant for several companies. Currently employed by
Hewlett-Packard as a Samba developer, Gerald has written
books for SAMS Publishing and is the author of the recent
LDAP System Administration (O'Reilly & Associates).
Tom Christiansen (M5) has been involved with Perl since day zero of its initial public release in 1987. Author of several books on Perl,
including The Perl Cookbook and Programming Perl from O'Reilly, Tom is
also a major contributor to Perl's online documentation. He holds
undergraduate degrees in computer science and Spanish and a Master's in
computer science. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Jacob Farmer (S2) is the CTO of Cambridge Computer Services, a specialized integrator of backup systems and storage networks. He has over 15
years' experience with storage technologies and writes an expert
advice column for InfoStor magazine. He is currently writing a book
on storage networking.
Rik Farrow (S1, M1) provides UNIX and Internet security consulting and training. He has been working with UNIX system security since 1984 and with TCP/IP networks since 1988. He has taught at the IRS, Department of Justice, NSA, NASA, US West, Canadian RCMP, Swedish Navy, and for many US and European user groups. He is the author of UNIX System Security, published by Addison-Wesley in 1991, and System Administrator's Guide to System V (Prentice Hall, 1989). Farrow writes a column for ;login: and a network security column for Network magazine. Rik lives with his family in the high desert of northern Arizona and enjoys hiking and mountain biking when time permits.
Aeleen Frisch (T3, W3, R4) has been a system administrator for over 20 years. She currently
looks after a pathologically heterogeneous network of UNIX and Windows
systems. She is the author of several books, including Essential
System Administration (now in its 3rd edition).
Peter Baer Galvin (S5) is the Chief Technologist for Corporate Technologies, Inc., a systems integrator and VAR, and was the Systems Manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He has written articles
for Byte and other magazines. He wrote the "Pete's Wicked World" and
"Pete's Super Systems" columns at SunWorld. He is currently
contributing editor for Sys Admin, where he manages the Solaris
Corner. Peter is co-author of the Operating Systems Concepts and Applied Operating Systems Concepts textbooks. As a consultant and trainer, Peter has taught tutorials on security and system administration and has given talks at many conferences and institutions on such topics as Web
services, performance tuning, and high availability.
Joshua Jensen (S3, M3) has worked for IBM and Cisco Systems and was Red Hat's first instructor, examiner, and RHCE. He worked with Red Hat for 4 1/2
years, during which time he wrote and maintained large parts of the Red Hat
curriculum: Networking Services and Security, System Administration,
Apache and Secure Web Server Administration, and the Red Hat Certified
Engineer course and exam. Having been working with Linux since
1996, Joshua now finds himself having gone full circle, being now employed by IBM while
working with Red Hat Linux onsite at Cisco Systems. In his spare time
he dabbles in cats, fish, boats, and frequent flyer miles.
Brad C. Johnson (M4) is vice president of SystemExperts Corporation.
He has participated in seminal industry initiatives such as the Open Software
Foundation, X/Open, and the IETF, and has been published in such journals as
Digital Technical Journal, IEEE Computer Society Press, Information Security
Magazine, Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech Journal, ISSA Password
Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology. Brad is a regular tutorial instructor and conference speaker on topics
related to practical network security, penetration analysis, middleware,
and distributed systems. He holds a B.A. in computer science from Rutgers University and an M.S. in
applied management from Lesley University.
Steve Johnson (W2) earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics, but has spent his entire career in computing. He spent nearly 20 years at Bell Labs and AT&T, where he
worked on topics as diverse as computer music, psychometrics, and VLSI
design, but he is best known for his work on UNIX: Yacc, Lint, the Portable C
Compiler, and co-authoring (with Dennis Ritchie) the first AT&T UNIX port.
He also ran the UNIX System V language development department for several
years in the mid 1980s. In 1986 he went to Silicon Valley, where he was part of a half-dozen or so
startup companies, most recently Transmeta. In 2002, he became Senior
Fellow at The MathWorks in the Boston area, where he helps determine the
evolution and technology of the MATLAB programming language.
James Mauro (M2) is a Senior Staff Engineer in the Performance and
Availability Engineering group at Sun Microsystems. Jim's
currently focused on quantifying and improving
enterprise platform availability, including minimizing recovery
times for data services and Solaris. Jim co-developed a framework
for system availability measurement and benchmarking and is
working on implementing this framework within Sun.
Richard McDougall (M2) is an established engineer in the Performance Application
Engineering group at Sun Microsystems, where he focuses on large systems
performance and architecture. He has over twelve years of performance tuning,
application/kernel development, and capacity planning experience on many
different flavors of UNIX. Richard has written a wide range of papers and
tools to measure, monitor, trace, and size UNIX systems,
including the memory sizing methodology for Sun, the set of tools known as
MemTool to allow fine-grained instrumentation of memory for Solaris, the
recent Priority Paging memory algorithms in Solaris, and many of the
unbundled tools for Solaris.
Gary McGraw (T4), Cigital, Inc.'s CTO, researches software security and sets
technical vision in the area of Software Quality Management. Dr. McGraw
is co-author of four popular books: Java Security (Wiley, 1996),
Securing Java (Wiley, 1999), Software Fault Injection (Wiley 1998), and
Building Secure Software (Addison-Wesley, 2001). His fifth book,
Exploiting Software (Addison-Wesley), was released in February 2004. A
noted authority on software and application security, Dr. McGraw
consults with major software producers and consumers. Dr. McGraw has
written over sixty peer-reviewed technical publications and functions as
principal investigator on grants from Air Force Research Labs, DARPA,
National Science Foundation, and NIST's Advanced Technology Program. He
serves on Advisory Boards of Authentica, Counterpane, Fortify Software,
and Indigo Security as well as advising the CS Department at UC Davis.
Dr. McGraw holds a dual Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Computer Science
from Indiana University and a B.A. in Philosophy from UVa. He regularly
contributes to popular trade publications and is often quoted in
national press articles.
Radia Perlman (S4) is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. She is known
for her contributions to bridging (spanning tree algorithm) and routing (link
state routing), as well as security (sabotage-proof networks). She is the
author of Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking
Protocols and co-author of Network Security: Private Communication in a
Public World, two of the top ten networking reference books, according to
Network Magazine. She is one of the twenty-five people whose work has most influenced the networking industry, according to Data Communications Magazine. She has about fifty issued patents, an S.B. and S.M. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT, and an honorary doctorate from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Marcus Ranum (T5, R5, F5) is senior scientist at Trusecure Corp. and a world-renowned expert
on security system design and implementation.
He is recognized as the inventor of the proxy firewall and the
implementer of the first commercial firewall product. Since the
late 1980s, he has designed a number of groundbreaking security
products, including the DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the
Gauntlet firewall, and NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion
detection system. He has been involved in every level of operations
of a security product business, from developer, to founder and CEO
of NFR. Marcus has served as a consultant to many FORTUNE 500 firms
and national governments, as well as serving as a guest lecturer
and instructor at numerous high-tech conferences. In 2001, he was
awarded the TISC Clue award for service to the security community,
and he holds the ISSA lifetime achievement award.
David Rhoades (T1, W1, R1, F1) is a principal consultant with Maven Security
Consulting, Inc. Since 1996, David has provided information protection services
for various FORTUNE 500 customers. His work has taken him across the US
and abroad to Europe and Asia, where he has lectured and consulted in
various areas of information security. David has a B.S. in computer
engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is an instructor
for the SANS Institute, the MIS Training Institute, and Sensecurity
(based in Singapore).
John Sellens (W5) has been involved in system and network administration
since 1986 and is the author of several related USENIX papers, a
number of ;login: articles, and SAGE booklet #7, System and Network
Administration for Higher Reliability. He holds an M.S. in computer
science from the University of Waterloo and is a chartered accountant.
He is currently the General Manager for Certainty Solutions (formerly
known as GNAC) in Toronto. Prior to joining Certainty, John was
the Director of Network Engineering at UUNET Canada and was a staff
member in computing and information technology at the University
of Waterloo for 11 years.
Marc Staveley (F4) works with Soma Networks, where he is applying his many years of experience with UNIX development and administration in
leading their IT group. Previously Marc had been an independent
consultant and also held positions at Sun Microsystems, NCR,
Princeton University, and the University of Waterloo. He is a
frequent speaker on the topics of standards-based development,
multi-threaded programming, system administration, and performance
Theodore Ts'o (T2) has been a Linux kernel developer since almost the very
beginnings of Linuxhe implemented POSIX job control in the
0.10 Linux kernel. He is the maintainer and author for the Linux COM
serial port driver and the Comtrol Rocketport driver. He architected
and implemented Linux's tty layer. Outside of the kernel, he is also
the maintainer of the e2fsck filesystem consistency checker. Ted is a Senior Technical Staff Member of IBM's Linux Technology Center.