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Forrest Bennett

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Forrest Bennett is an Information Security Professional with 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He has watched the industry evolve and reinvent itself from MIS to IS to IT with specializations as technology has continued to increase the pace at which we move data across the globe. He has designed, implemented, secured, and managed networks from less than 50 users to more than 500,000 users. During the course of his career he has worked for Local, County, State, and the Federal Government as well as Fortune 500 companies and a couple of Fortune 100 companies. Since 2011 Forrest has been focused on Information Security in the private sector and he has experience with building and deploying SIEM, Digital Forensics, Vulnerability Assessment, Patch Management, Firewalls, NIDS/HIDS, NIPS/HIPS, Identity Management, Email Security, Endpoint Security, and in conducting Penetration Testing. Forrest holds the GIAC GSEC Certification and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Boards. He has reviewed the GSEC curriculum for GIAC and he is currently pursuing the new GIAC GRID certification that was announced earlier this year. He is excited about teaching the GSEC Boot Camp Course because it gives him the opportunity to share his experience and the knowledge he gained while working as an Information Security and Information Technology Professional. He hopes to assist others in understanding the concepts required to obtain the GSEC certification which is globally recognized as a standard of excellence in Information Security. Forrests LinkedIn Profile is: