Jesse Trucks has worked in a startup; at an ISP in the 90's; as the single IT guy; in an organization with nearly 150 system administrators maintaining thousands of enterprise servers; managing a team of systems administrators for a consulting firm; on a Unix systems related R&D team at a mid-sized telco; and building and supporting more than a dozen special purpose supercomputers supporting computational biochemistry for a private research company. He now manages information security for supercomputer operations at a major U.S. National Laboratory supporting open scientific research.
Trucks has extensive security experience in incident handling, intrusion detection, policy development, monitoring, and implementation management, and he is well versed in a variety of system administration and professional development related areas. He has worked for nearly fifteen years building his IT career and network of contacts; during which he has managed to find many great career opportunities working with amazing peers. Trucks works for the advancement professionalism and ethical conduct in the field of system administration.
He has served as an elected member of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) Board of Directors since 2007, and he has taught more than a dozen classes at various conferences. He has been a Local Mentor Instructor for the SANS Institute SEC-506: Securing Unix/Linux course, and he currently serves as a member of the SANS/GIAC Advisory Board. In addition, he has previously held a GCIH certification and currently holds a GCUX Gold certification.
Jesse Trucks resides in Knoxville, TN and is available for teaching or presentation engagements in any location.