Jim describes his job with AT&T by saying, “I analyze malicious software, determine how to detect it on networks, and protect AT&T’s customers from the malware.” The desire to protect people and their data from hackers carries over from his professional life into his free time. Jim has been a volunteer handler with the Internet Storm Center (ISC) since 2002. ISC is a group of 35 security specialists from all over the world. They act as a clearinghouse for security questions from both enterprises and private individuals. In addition to his volunteer work with ISC, Mr. Clausing has been an instructor for the SANS Institute. SANS, which stands for SysAdmin, Audit, Networking, and Security, is the leading organization in computer and security training. Jim is also on the GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Board of Directors and recently became the 26th person to achieve the GIAC GSE (GIAC Security Expert) certification.
Jim Clausing is clearly interested in sharing his knowledge of information and computer security. When you talk to him about any computing and mobility subject, he explains the related security issues. As an experienced security consultant, architect, and trainer, Jim has a broad knowledge base to draw from on various topics, such as securing the smart grid, protecting the data on your smart phone, creating better authentication methods, and dealing with the security challenges of cloud computing…all topics you might see him writing about.
What security questions do you have for Jim? Let him know!
In light of the recent disclosures (within 24 hours of each other) of the stealing of passwords (or password hashes) from LinkedIn, last.fm, and eHarmony, I thought I’d share a few thoughts and tips...