Ben is currently a Solutions Architect at Cloudera. During his time with Cloudera, he has worked in a consulting capacity to assist customers with their Hadoop deployments. Ben has worked with many Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries, including financial services, retail, and health care. His primary expertise is the planning, installation, configuration, and securing of customers' Hadoop clusters.In addition to consulting responsibilities, Ben contributes a vast amount of technical writing on customer document deliverables, to include Hadoop best practices, security integration, and cluster administration.Prior to Cloudera, Ben worked for the National Security Agency and with a defense contractor as a software engineer. During this time, Ben built applications that, among other things, integrated with enterprise security infrastructure to protect sensitive information.Ben holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Information Technology, with a focus on Information Assurance. Ben's final Master's project was focused on designing an enterprise IT infrastructure with a defense-in-depth approach.Joey is currently Director of Federal Field Technical Services at Cloudera where he oversees the public sector Professional Services and Systems Engineering teams. He was previously a Principal Solutions Architect where he helped customers to design, develop, and deploy production Hadoop applications and clusters. When needed, he has also filled in for Cloudera's support and training teams and has taught Cloudera's administrator and Apache HBase courses.Joey's background is in building and deploying secure data processing applications, with the last 5 years focused on Hadoop-based applications. In the past, he has worked on resource constrained data processing, a clustered implementation of the Snort intrusion detection system, and built a distributed index system on Hadoop when he worked for NSA (where Security was our middle name).