James is a former IT executive in the banking industry and author of five technology books, including Hardening Linux, Pulling Strings with Puppet and Pro Linux System Administration James has been involved in IT Operations for nearly twenty years and is an advocate of open source technology.
He has previously worked as manager of the CERT at National Australia Bank, Executive Manager of IT Security at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the CIO of a medical research foundation doing Web-based clinical trials, managing the architecture group of an outsourcing company and in a number of IT roles in gaming, telecommunications and government.
He currently works at Puppet Labs as head of Operations. James manages operations, documentation, testing, support and release management for Puppet Labs.
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Contributions from James Turnbull
- Integrating Nagios with Netcool
- SELinux on other distros (not just Red Hat)
- Setting up SSH for remote, secure server access
- SquidGuard as Linux proxy for Windows XP
- Virtualization management: How to use Puppet on RHEL 5
- Securing Fedora Core 5 against attackers
- Alert vs. log in the Snort /var/log/snort directory
- Running Nagios on RHEL 5 or Solaris 10
- Installing Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- Reporting Nagios data to BMC Patrol
- Monitoring open ports on RHEL 5
- Security information management: OSSIM
- Improving Snort performance with Barnyard
- Scanning a compromised Fedora server
- Locking down open relays
- Firekeeper configuration: Hardening your Firefox browse
- Licensing and application security
- Application security on Linux, Solaris and AIX
- Security and tools in Linux distributions
- AppArmor vs. SELinux