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

Our History 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 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 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, “I founded 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, 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 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 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


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.


Dhaval Shah

Dhaval is a digital marketer who has successfully marketed businesses across industries using his in-depth knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), search and social ads and conversion optimization. He is passionate about solving complex business challenges for organizations of all sizes. He believes in creative and strategic thinking to maximize growth and in innovation to produce tangible results.

Dhaval has helped start-ups and small- and medium-sized businesses find digital marketing success and drive online sales. He is part of Toronto-based IDL Web, Inc.


Aidan Walsh

Aidan Walsh is a graphic designer and artist. He’s been drawing for as long as he can remember, and studied graphic design in high school at Bergen County Academies, and in college at Skidmore in Saratoga Springs. With a decade of experience with Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, he’s always looking for new programs and languages to learn.


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.


Anthony Pell

Anthony's love for Linux started in about 2010, when he first installed Ubuntu on his desktop. He specializes in reviewing security technology -- firewalls, intrusion detection, mobile devices -- plus other software, antivirus/anti spam tools, embedded, and apps.

In addition to reviews, Anthony also writes in-depth evaluations and comparisons between similar products, features, interviews, news and trend pieces, tips and HOWTOs, lists, gift guides, slideshows, columns, and opinion pieces.

Anthony is just as comfortable writing for a tech-savvy audience as he is for mainstream/lifestyle audiences who aren't as technical but still need straightforward, knowledgeable advice.


Andrew Sheridan

Andrew is a web design and software developer who uses the power of Open Source as a competitive advantage. Always available to his clients and consistently providing "out of the box" solutions to assist them with their toughest projects, Andrew is an amazing Linux support and management engineer.

Andrew has an extensive project management background, having worked with major information technology and telecommunications companies around the world. Consistently recognized as a top performer, Andrew has extensive experience developing business relationships and partnerships with companies and organizations in multiple industry sectors.


Pooja Shah

Pooja is an experienced software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Pooja is skilled in open-source tools, PHP, Databases, Python, AWS, Javascript and HTML. Pooja is a strong information technology professional with a MS focused in Computer Science from Polytechnic University.

Pooja focuses on the infrastructure of our site and is constantly exploring new open-source technologies to use with our clients. She enjoys writing on malware, ransomware, and likes to moderate the site by participating in the conversations and watching for any issues that may arise.

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