John Bambenek

John Bambenek

Information security expert, consultant and writer.

Champaign, Illinois

Areas of Expertise:

  • security
  • forensics
  • consulting
  • penetration testing
  • system administration
  • network administration
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing
John Bambenek is an information security practitioner from Champaign, Illinois. As a graduate from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Theoretical Astrophysics (emphasis in extragalactic astrophysics) and a minor in Mathematics, he has been employed as a project manager at Cap Gemini Ernst and Young, where he provided consulting services to numerous Fortune 500 firms. He continues to provide his expertise to the SANS Institute by authoring published course materials and exams. He also operates the charitable Tumaini Foundation, which provides funds and other needed resources to Tanzanian schools for AIDS orphans. He is also known for his current work in spyware and botnet technology, and their use concerning identity theft. He is also a volunteer as an incident handler for the Internet Storm Center, and his research has been cited in various media venues such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.

grep Pocket Reference grep Pocket Reference
by John Bambenek, Agnieszka Klus
January 2009
Print: $12.99
Ebook: $9.99

"John and Agnieszka have a way of taking an arcane topic and making it very accessible. Thanks for the clarity!"
--Rick Wanner, SaskTel

"Been using grep for quite some years. The book showed me some new tricks and some old forgotten ones."
--Mark Hofman, Shearwater Solutions