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Alex Noordergraaf

Alex Noordergraaf has over 10 years experience in the areas of computer and network security. As the Security Architect of the Enterprise Server Products (ESP) group at Sun Microsystems, he is responsible for providing technical leadership to define the security of Sun's next generation servers while addressing security for current products. He is the driving force behind the very popular freeware Solaris Security Toolkit. Prior to his role in ESP, he was a Senior Staff Engineer in the Enterprise Engineering (EE) group of Sun Microsystems, where he developed, documented, and published security best practices through the Sun BluePrints program. Published topics include: Sun Fire Midframe 15K system security, secure N-tier environments, Solaris OE minimization, Solaris OE network settings, and Solaris OE security. He has co-authored two Sun BluePrint books Jumpstart Technology - Effective Use in the Solaris Operating Environment and Enterprise Security Solaris Operating Environment, Security Journal.

Prior to his role in EE, he was a Senior Security Architect with Sun Professional Services where he worked with many Fortune 500 companies on projects that included security assessments, architecture development, architectural reviews, and policy/procedure review and development. He developed and delivered an enterprise security assessment methodology and training curriculum to be used worldwide by SunPS. His customers included major telecommunication firms, financial institutions, ISPs, and ASPs. Before joining Sun, Alex was an independent contractor specializing in network security. His clients included BTG, Inc. and Thinking Machines Corporation.

Glenn Brunette

Glenn Brunette is a Sun Principal Engineer with over a decade of experience in information security. Glenn works in the Sun Professional Services division as the Americas Lead Security Architect. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of the region's security services strategy. He works with teams throughout the Americas and the world to improve the quality and security of services delivered to Sun's customers.

Previously, Glenn worked in the North East and Financial Services Areas developing and delivering a wide array of tailored security solutions supporting the lifecycle of assessment, architecture, implementation, and management. His customers have included major financial services firms, service providers, and life sciences and government organizations. In addition to contract services, Glenn works closely with teams across Sun on the development and delivery of security strategy, methodologies, best practices, training, and tools. Glenn is a co-founder of the very popular freeware Solaris Security Toolkit software. Glenn is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has been trained in the National Security Agency's INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM).

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