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Having created a site that satisfies the needs of both IT professionals - including engineers, programmers, designers and system administrators - and those individuals seeking to learn more about security and open source, has grown to encompass not only this website but also two leading industry email newsletters, Linux Security Newsletter and Security Advisories Weekly. With more than 16,000 subscribers, these newsletters represent yet another opportunity to help further the advocacy and adoption of Linux by users everywhere. is owned and maintained by Guardian Digital. As a proud member and contributor to the Linux community, Guardian Digital devotes the site's advertising revenues to covering the costs of maintaining the site to ensure access to will always be freely available to everyone.

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Ryan W. Maple

An avid Linux and security development professional, Ryan has been using Linux to lock down computer systems since way back in 1996. Having received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware, he has been with the team for almost a decade, during which time he has done more than his fair share of programming with his favorite language - Perl. In addition, he likes #2 Philips Head Screwdrivers (always handy), counts /exec echo "+ +" > ~/.rhosts as his favorite hack, and runs Ubuntu (desktop) and EnGarde Linux (server).

When he's not developing or coding, Ryan enjoys brewing his own beer and learning how to play the guitar.

Eckie Silapaswang

Haling from a BA in Computer Science at Rutgers, Eckie has been using Linux for up over five years. Over that time, he has grown to favor the tool figlet and the language Ruby as his favorites. He has been with the Linuxsecurity team about one year, where he happily uses any hack that returns plain text, in addition to his new favorite tool PSAD. Also, he runs Ubuntu (desktop) and EnGarde (server) as his current set-up.

On his own time, Eckie enjoys mixed martial arts, guitar and CSI.

Bill Keys

Bill is an experienced developer with all things open source and holds a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Math from SUNY Plattsburgh. Bill has been utilizing his skills with the Linuxsecurity team for more than year now, and holds the duo of Python and Perl as his tools of choice. And, like the rest of the Linuxsecurity team, Bill also runs Ubuntu for his desktop and EnGarde Linux for his server.

Aside from development, Bill enjoys juggling, hiking and being in and around nature.

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