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fwd: Attack Surface research validation- Help needed

CMU grad student looking for a bit of  survey help.

I stripped off the headers as they were for a different list and
the gentleman in question did ask me to forward this to any folks
I might know with Linux admin duties.  I do know him and he is
real, doing real work.  I met him at the MetriCon workshop on
security metrics; for that see


------- Forwarded Message

I am a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University. As part of my
thesis research, I am planning to conduct an email survey of Linux
system administrators. The survey should take 30 minutes to complete
and the participants will have a week to complete the survey. I
will be thankful if you can kindly send me the email ids of 2-3
system administrators (with at least one year of full time Linux
administration and a good understanding of Linux security) in your
organization who will be willing to participate in the survey
(alternatively, they can contact me directly at pratyus at

Please feel free to forward this email to any of your relevant
contacts and mailing lists.

More information about the survey:
More information about my research:

Pratyusa K. Manadhata
Doctoral Student, Carnegie Mellon University
pratyus at

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