Our People are a select group of technology professionals,
experienced with companies such as IBM, Sprint and Cisco.
They have the breadth and depth to succeed with even the
most difficult requirements. In fact, one of our specialties is
succeeding where others have failed.
Chief Financial Officer
Keith has a 38 year history in business management that he is applying
to BackWatcher's administrative, marketing and financial operations.
He is currently an officer of four operating corporations. With a
strong background in various major Retailing and Commercial Real
Estate companies and significant experience in securities and
insurance, he oversees BackWatcher's critical business operations.
Chief Technology Officer
Kyle is the founder of BackWatcher, Inc. He has spoken about Linux
security for SANS, written for
and is coauthor of the Red Hat Linux
Installation and Configuration Handbook by QUE. He was the Lead Security Specialist for IBM WWW Services during IBM's e-commerce drive in
the late 1990's and was Corporate Unix Systems Administrator for
Jabil Circuit, the 3rd largest
contract manufacturer of circuit board assemblies in the world.
A member of USENIX,
and EFF, he has championed the
Free Software Foundation,
FreeBSD, NetBSD and
OpenBSD for about as long as
they have respectively been around.
Senior Software Engineer
Currently Blake is helping to design and develop custom software and
security solutions for our customers as well as internally for
Blake has been doing consulting for nearly 10 years, and
has worked for companies such as Sprint, UMB, Infotex, Purdue
University, and the Hyde School. Blake is certified by Cisco for
Advanced Pix Administration, Sun as an SCSA and by Entrust for
LiveContent Directory Administration. Besides his skills with
networking and security on Unix, Novell, and Microsoft platforms,
Blake has extensive experience in application development using C,
SQL, Perl, C++, Scheme, and many other languages.
Blake currently works developing software for a machine
learning project at CERIAS
as well as working for the ECN department at Purdue University on a
new method for distributing and sharing source code. Blake is also
the author of CPU, a user
management tool for LDAP, the author of the Freevrrpd
OpenBSD port, and a
core developer on the GNUnet
Senior Internet Application Engineer
Ryan has been involved in web design and application development
since the early 90's. He has developed custom applications that
are used by leading Fortune 500 companies, and large Internet
commerce companies. He also has significant experience in Unix
server engineering and administration. He currently assists
Backwatcher and our customers by developing and evaluating security
- Author of NOLA, a
web-based, multi-user, business accounting application.
- Author of CCC, a web-based inventory, contact management,
POS, job tracking, job billing, e-commerce store.
- Author of Portscan,
a web based portscan database.
- Speaker on Secure Web Application design at Rubi-Con 2002.