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NewsForge: Genesis of a Linux Guru

“Steve Buer, resident coding hero at Secureworks, sure seems to
be having a good time helping his company develop a little
Linux-based security device called iSensor. Buer writes the
software for the appliance, which sits between the network and the
Internet, looks at the traffic, and filters out malicious packets,
while at the same time sending alerts back to Secureworks’ security
operations center. While his boss now calls him ‘the father of our
technology here,’ Buer didn’t even know Linux until after he
started working at the company after getting his college degree
four years ago….

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