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Security Projects Yeah, go Jay! This news.com article talks with Jay Beale, project lead for the Bastille Linux project. "If there's a stereotype for a hacker, Jay Beale isn't it. Mild-mannered and somewhat shy, Beale--like many hackers of the old school--has made a name for himself at a young age. As the leader of the Bastille Linux Project, an open-source endeavor to make Linux systems more secure by automating the patching process, Beale, 26, is well-known in the Linux community and security circles.. . . Yeah, go Jay! This news.com article talks with Jay Beale, project lead for the Bastille Linux project. "If there's a stereotype for a hacker, Jay Beale isn't it. Mild-mannered and somewhat shy, Beale--like many hackers of the old school--has made a name for himself at a young age. As the leader of the Bastille Linux Project, an open-source endeavor to make Linux systems more secure by automating the patching process, Beale, 26, is well-known in the Linux community and security circles.

CNET News.com talked with Beale at the Black Hat Security Briefings in Las Vegas earlier this month.

His message: Making it easier for system administrators to secure their systems is extremely important. With Code Red and many other worms automatically exploiting known holes in systems, removing system vulnerabilities as quickly as possible gains new importance."

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