SILS Alumnus Jeff Bollinger Authors Book on InfoSec

May 19, 2015

Jeff Bollinger (MSIS 2003), alumnus of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has co-authored a book titled Crafting the InfoSec Playbook: Security Monitoring and Incident Response Master Plan, which was published by O'Reilly Media in May.

According to the book's online description, Crafting the InfoSec Playbook demonstrates a data-centric approach to distilling complex security monitoring, incident response, and threat analysis ideas into their most basic elements, enabling information technology and security professionals to develop their own threat intelligence and incident detection strategy, rather than depending on security tools alone.

Bollinger has over 10 years of information security experience, having worked as a security architect and incident responder for both academic and corporate networks. Specializing in investigations, network security monitoring, and intrusion detection, Bollinger is currently an information security investigator for Cisco Systems. He has shaped Cisco's internal threat detection and response strategy, and has designed, built, and operated one of the world's largest corporate security monitoring infrastructures.

Bollinger regularly speaks at international FIRST conferences and writes for the Cisco Security Blog. His recent work includes log mining, search optimization, threat research, and security investigations.

Prior to earning his MSIS from SILS, Bollinger was an information science minor while completing his undergraduate degree in English at UNC.