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Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

About Xavier

Xavier Ashe is a Client Partner with Bit9.   Client Partners are the single point of contact for marquee accounts throughout the life of the relationship with Bit9. I am the engagement manager during deployments and the relationship manager otherwise. I work on our customers’ behalf to ensure success.

Xavier wrote about his security philosophy here.

Prior to Bit9, Xavier was a Senior Managing Consultant in IBM Software Services Security (ISSS) and specialized in Security Intelligence and Data Protection products. ISSS provides the most knowledgeable experts on IBM Security Systems technologies to accelerate your implementation, mitigate implementation risk, and increase value to the customer. Xavier focused on the risk and governance security products including QRadar and QRisk Manager, Tivoli Endpoint Manager (TEM), Tivoli Security Operations Manager (TSOM), Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager (TCIM), Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager (TSIEM), and Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI), SiteProtector, Network IPS, Security Server Protection, Virtual Server Protection, and Rational AppScan.

Xavier has 19 years experience in IT and Information Security. With experience in nearly every industry both as a security practitioner and a consultant, Xavier understands how to apply business requirements to build a robust security architecture that will deliver value within a short turn around. His deep security knowledge allows for expert deployments in even the most customized environments.

Xavier Ashe is very active is various online communities. You can find a list his home page at


  • “Proven Practices with IBM Security Technology”, IBM Pulse, Las Vegas 2012
  • “Security Information & Event Management and Identity Management — A Powerful Combination at Harley-Davidson”, IBM Pulse, Las Vegas 2009
  • “Security Event Management and Network Forensics”, Department of Defense Cyber Crime Conference, St. Louis 2009
  • “Deploying TSIEM – A TCIM/TSOM Integrated Architecture”, IBM Tivoli Technical Enablement Event, Austin , TX 2008
  • “Introducing Tivoli Security Operations Manger” and “Building a Security Framework in Next Generation Networks”, Netcool User Symposium, 2006
  • “Building a Security Framework in Next Generation Networks”, EMEA Netcool Users Conference, 2006
  • “Current Wireless Security Attacks in the Wild”, Atlanta High Technology Crime Investigation Associations, 2005
  • “Assessing Your Corporate Network’s Vulnerability to Wireless Threats”, AirTight Network Luncheon Series, Westin Buckhead, 2005
  • “Breaking into IT”, Association of IT Professionals, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 2005
  • A+ instructor at Sprint Web Hosting, 2002
  • “Window Scripting Host in Windows 2000”, Microsoft Internet Developers Association (MIDAS), Atlanta, 2000
  • Instructor for “Leadership, Diversity, and Group Dynamics”, Red Cross Leadership Development Conference, Emory University, 1998, 1998
  • “The Art and Science of Leadership”, Junior Civitan International Convention, Georgetown University, 1995

5 Responses to “About Xavier”

  1. Derek said

    Please remove this article naming me as a criminal. I’ve been cleared of all charges.

    Xbox modder arrested.



  2. lee said

    it looks like “Transitioning from TSOM to QRadar v1.0” was removed. can you add the report back to your site? Thanks!


  3. danial said

    Hi Xavier,

    Have you tried mirroring a port from QRadar to Vsphere? I’m interested to know how to configure the QRadar box to be able to get the mirrored logs, as there are no guides showing how to go about doing that.

    Thank you



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