Who We Are

LinuxSecurity.com is the community's central source for information on Linux and open source security. We follow the latest open source security news, trends and advisories as they affect the community, and produce content that appeals to administrators, developers, home users, and security professionals.

Having created a site that satisfies the needs of both IT professionals and those individuals seeking to learn more about security and open source, LinuxSecurity.com has grown to encompass not only this website but also two industry leading email newsletters, Linux Security Week and Linux Advisory Watch, which represent yet another opportunity to help further the advocacy and adoption of Linux by users worldwide.

LinuxSecurity.com is owned and maintained by Guardian Digital. As a proud member of and contributor to the Linux community, Guardian Digital devotes the LinuxSecurity.com advertising revenues to covering the costs of maintaining the site to ensure access to LinuxSecurity.com will always be freely available to everyone.

Our History

LinuxSecurity.com was first launched in 1996 by a handful of Open Source enthusiasts and security experts who recognized a void in the availability of accurate and insightful news relating to open source security issues. Led by Dave Wreski, who currently serves as chief executive officer of Guardian Digital, this group has grown into a global network of collaborators who devote their time to gathering and publicizing the latest security news, advisories and reports relevant to the Linux community. The LinuxSecurity.com editorial and web development staff also creates feature articles, commentaries and surveys designed to keep readers informed of the latest Linux advancements and to promote the general growth and adoption of Linux worldwide.

As Dave founded LinuxSecurity.com and established the site as the Linux community’s go-to resources for security news, updates and information, he was simultaneously contributing to the foundation of the Linux community at a time when it was just getting started with his work on the revolutionary Linux Security HOWTO, a comprehensive overview of the security issues that Linux system administrators face, which also covers general security philosophy and a number of specific examples of how to improve the security of a Linux system. Dave reflects on the mission of LinuxSecurity.com, “I founded LinuxSecurity.com to serve as the central voice of Linux and Open Source security news with content driven by the security needs expressed by this vibrant, up-and-coming community. Over two decades later, LinuxSecurity.com still strives to provide objective and helpful information about security as it relates to the rapidly growing, revolutionary open-source product that Linux is.”

Feature Writers & Contributors

Linuxsecurity.com is very happy to include these writers as a part of the LinuxSecurity team:


Brittany Day

Brittany is a passionate, committed content creator and editor for LinuxSecurity.com. Brittany aims to write and promote content that provides value to everyone, regardless of their career or familiarity with Linux, and that raises awareness of the many advantages that Open Source offers.

Brittany earned a BS in General Science at University of Oregon. Aside from writing, Brittany's passions include spending time with family, bodybuilding and gardening.


Dave Wreski

Dave is a focused, resourceful technology executive and entrepreneur, recognized for innovating and bringing to market next-generation technologies and approaches to address difficult industry challenges. Dave has a proven record of success in developing and implementing strategic and cost-effective Internet security solutions using Open Source to improve corporate computing infrastructures.

Dave loves nothing more than crossing an item off his to-do list, except possibly playing with his camera and improving his craft. He drives the editorial planning and execution of content on LinuxSecurity.com.


Jacob Hodara

Jacob is the owner of IDL Web, Inc. in Toronto, an agency specializing in open-source website development, marketing, hosting and support. Jacob brings over 20 years of experience in the web development and design industries.

With a passion for and mastery of everything digital, the shift from graphic design to web design was a natural one for Jacob. Jacob holds a strong skill set in multiple web programming languages and methodologies, open-source applications, website security and load performance enhancements.


Duane Dunston

Duane Dunston is an Associate Professor of Information Security at Champlain College. He has been in information security since 1997, starting in the education sector, then to federal, and then into academia.


Oyelakin Timilehin Valentina

Oyelakin Timilehin Valentina is a self-taught cybersecurity professional. As someone who loves to contribute to social responsibility, she volunteers for Cybersafe Foundation with its initiative #NoGoFallMaga. She is also a volunteer for The Young Ciso Network and The Diana Initiative.

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Justice Levine

Justice is an ambitious, goal-oriented communications manager and content creator for LinuxSecurity.com and Guardian Digital. Justice strives to write quality pieces that educate both the audience and himself.
Justice earned a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Some of Justice’s other passions include photography, reading, music, and iced coffee.

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James Bogert

James found a passion for Linux after doing his own independent research in cybersecurity. He enjoys writing about helpful security tips and the latest computing trends. He aspires to become a penetration tester one day.

James earned a MS in Cybersecurity and Privacy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He likes to spend his free time fencing, working out, and playing video games.


Yosef Davidowitz

Yosef is an intern at LinuxSecurity.com, where he researches and writes about the latest Linux news. He is currently pursuing a BS in Computer Science at Monmouth University, where he is the secretary of the computer science club. His goal is to pursue a career in cybersecurity. During his free time, he likes to play and build guitars.


Brian Gomez

Brian is one of our newest interns at Linuxsecurity.com. He has had a passion for Linux and Cybersecurity ever since eighth grade and looks forward to working with the LinuxSecurity team! He is currently a fourth year IT student at NJIT and is also pursuing his CCNA alongside his Security+ certification.

Brian enjoys making music, keeping up to date with the latest technologies, and has hopes of becoming an Ethical Hacker.

Zaid Avtar

Zaid AlBukhari

Zaid is an intern that is passionate about cybersecurity. He is currently pursuing a MS in cybersecurity at Pace University. Once he graduates, Zaid would like to work in pen testing. Zaid likes to play sports and video games, listen to music, and watch tv in his free time.


Anthony Pell

Anthony Pell is an experienced Linux admin with decades of experience managing Linux systems. He is also an experienced pentester and ethical hacker who enjoys finding and fixing vulnerabilities in open-source software.

Anthony loves writing about Linux security-related topics and has contributed content to LinuxSecurity.com for many years.

Contact Us

If you have a question, suggestion, or feedback, send us an email here: info@linuxsecurity.com.

If you would like to contribute to the site, send us articles, links, resources, and so forth to: contribute@linuxsecurity.com