Help Net Security: Interview with Donald L. Pipkin
Feb 03, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Who is Donald L. Pipkin?
"I am an Information Security Architect at Hewlett-Packard. I've
been with HP eighteen years; most of that time I have spent in the
area of information security. I help customers before a security
incident by evaluating their security and, after there has been a
security breach. I help them in recovering their systems. I design
security into solutions which salesmen are presenting to customers.
Today I spend most of my time increasing security awareness and
explaining security in business terms. I am the author of 'Halting
the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security' and
'Information Security: Protecting the Global Enterprise.' 'Halting
the Hacker' provides technical details on how systems are attacked
and what to do to protect yourself from those attacks with an
emphasis on HP-UX and Linux systems. 'Information Security'
provides a broad view of information security beyond the data
center. It addresses the business issues of information security
and how to build security into all aspects of an organization.
"How did you gain interest in computer security?
"In the early years of HP-UX, most of our customers had little
or no experience with Unix systems and had many questions about
proper administration and security. So, I spent a lot of time
helping customers enhance their disaster recovery plans and
security and administrative policies to include their new HP-UX
systems, as well as assisting them in evaluating the security