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
- Running Nagios on RHEL 5 or Solaris 10
- Reporting Nagios data to BMC Patrol
- Installing Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- 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
- Bastille Linux: Introduction and installation
- Linux vs. Windows security
- Endpoint policy management tools
- Identity management without Microsoft restrictions
- Using AppArmor on Red Hat
- Bugs in different OS versions of OSS apps
- Bastille Linux vs. SELinux