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
- Removing Web access from Firefox
- Security checklists and audits
- Blocking unauthorized IPs
- Closing code won't save you
- Passphrases instead of passwords on Red Hat, part 1
- Passphrases instead of passwords on Red Hat, part 2
- Kickstart your Linux security by avoiding garbage insta
- Beta flaws vs. security flaws
- Trojans, viruses and targeted browsers
- IPSec in the 2.6 kernel
- Choosing the most secure distribution
- Scanning vs. manual audits of software
- Cryptographic file system support in the 2.6 kernel
- Additional kernel security features with RHEL
- Open source security tools
- Integrating Nagios with BMC Patrol
- What is PAM?
- Monitoring Web pages using Nagios
- Linux kernel and U.S. government security standards
- Mitigating kernel vulnerabilities