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    Michael Smith is the Chief Information Security Officer with a managed services provider based in Reston, Virginia. His scope of responsibility includes both providing governance and managing risk for several data centers, Security Operations Center, Network Operations Center, Server Management Team, and several disaster recovery sites. Michael started his adult life as a Russian Linguist in the US Army and migrated from there to Linux system administration and on to the security world. He is a member of the ISM-Community Steering Committee and teaches government information assurance through the Non-Profit Potomac Forum . Michael is both a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and an Information System Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP). You can read Michael's non-Linux personal blog at .