UKUUG Biographical Details

Simon Biles , Computer Security Online

Straight out of university in Edinburgh (CS and AI), Simon started his career working for an ISP in Scotland doing user support (think and systems administration. He moved on to work as a UNIX SysAdmin for AEA Technology, a spin off of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. After two years running a network of every flavour of UNIX that exists for them (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Irix, Tru-64), he was made redundant in a round of cutbacks and set up his own company, ComputerSecurityOnline.Com, to try and sell security consultancy to small to medium business.

Things didn't quite go according to plan, and he ended up doing a fair bit of writing work - selling his soul to Microsoft - and writing a few things for them about UNIX interoperability. He recently finished writing the "Snort Cookbook" for O'Reilly, due to be published later this year, and has written for SysAdmin magazine, and worked with ISECOM on the Hacker High School as well as a couple of other projects. He has a CISSP, is a BS7799 Lead Auditor and an OPSA ( Currently he is working in a contract for the Institute of Cancer Research to sort out their security and UNIX systems.


UKUUG Presentations, etc.
Winter Conference 2005 SPADE Plugin for Snort IDS Systems

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Last modified: 2006-01-15_15:55 GMT