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Josh has more than fifteen years of experience in security, IT, development and system and network administration. Currently, he runs Eyra Security, a security and business improvement consulting firm based in Minneapolis, MN. Josh holds several security and technical certifications and has served in a leadership position on several security-focused groups. He writes a blog on security at www.starmind.org, often taking a unique approach to solving security problems by applying lessons from other disciplines like Agile Development, Lean Manufacturing, Psychology, Economics and Complexity Science.
Certifications and Affiliations
- SANS: GIAC-GSLC Gold, GIAC-GCIH
- ISC2: CISSP
- Infragard: Former president of the Iowa Cyber sector
- Central Iowa Area Linux Users Group: President Emeritus
- Member of ISSA
- Member of Agile Iowa
- Red Hat Certified Engineer
- Novell Certified Linux Professional
A version of my bio that is made available for print purposes can be found here. If you need a single page bio, just use page one.
Josh More runs Eyra Security, a security and business improvement consulting firm. In this position, he brings over ten years of security experience and fifteen years in information technology.
Josh More is responsible for identifying weaknesses and threats, determining appropriate responses and conveying the information to the various stakeholders in numerous companies. He focuses on striking the proper balance between protecting against likely threats without consuming resources that could be better used elsewhere. He recognizes that a business that is perfected protected becomes stagnant and incapable of innovation and competition. As such, all security projects are approached in a way to reach a comfortable level of safety while maximizing flexibility and future capabilities. As security works best from a holistic approach, he works all angles: risk assessments, posture analysis, incident response, malware analysis, infrastructure defense, system forensics, employee training and business strategy.
Prior to working for Eyra, Mr. More worked for RJS and Alliance Technologies doing similar consulting work. Prior to that, he worked for the Clement Claibourne Corporation and its acquiring company, Mail Services Incorporated. While at these companies, he was responsible for designing, developing and maintaining numerous Internet-facing Linux-based appliances. Mr. More was also responsible for the security of the business’s network and maintaining the availability of the software as a service (SAAS) infrastructure.
Prior to working for CCC and MSI, Josh More earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Grinnell College while simultaneously working as a user consultant within the computer labs. In this role, Mr. More was responsible for communicating problems to the system and network administrators and solutions to the student population. He also tested new services for functionality and security issues.
Within the community, Mr. More is active within the SANS and GIAC organizations, both through the security community mailing lists and in writing and reviewing test questions for certification exams. Mr. More has held a leadership role within Iowa Infragard, a joint partnership between the FBI and local businesses. Mr. More has also held leadership positions within the Central Iowa Area Linux Users Group and the Virtualization User Group — both of which connect technologies of varying skill levels with one another to share ideas and solve problems. He is a member of Agile Iowa and the local ISSA chapter. He holds the CISSP, GIAC-GSLC Gold and GIAC-GCIH certifications, among others.
Mr. More was born and raised in the Midwest and currently resides in the Minneapolis area.