I'm Ely Pinto.  I write this blog and I work as a information security and technology risk management leader at a global financial firm. Before that, I was the CISO for Bank Leumi USA (now Valley Bank). I also led security architecture at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and held postions at other companies as a software development manager and a Unix engineering lead.

I am also a contributing author to the CIS Security Benchmarks for RedHat Linux, AWS Linux, AIX, Solaris, & Firefox, and I hold CISM, CISSP, and CEH certifications.

I spend most of my free time outdoors climbing, hiking, and preparing for my next adventure.