Well, first post for me anyway.

I'm a systems architect that wants to begin focusing more on security. I've used Linux almost exclusively for the past 5 years or so and enjoy the open-source community. I try to actively secure my own personal systems and am responsible for securing quite a few more systems for my job.

I'm sick of crackers and am totally fed up with internet worms (CodeRed, Nimda, Slammer). I was hacked as a newbie on Linux (damn linuxconf port was wide open) and was fascinated with security from then on. I'm paranoid, but not to the point of psychosis ... because everyone really IS coming after me.