Gene Kim is the CTO and co-founder of Tripwire, Inc. In 1992, he co-authored Tripwire while at Purdue University with Dr. Gene Spafford. He is currently working on a series of projects to capture and codify how "best in class" organizations have IT operations, security, audit, management, and governance working together to solve common objectives. In 2004, he co-wrote the Visible Ops Handbook, codifying how to successfully transform IT organizations from "good to great." In 2003, he co-chaired two conferences with SANS and the Software Engineering Institute, and was named by InfoWorld as one of the "Four Up and Coming CTOs to Watch." Since 2005, he has been working with the Institute of Internal Auditors on the Guidance for Auditing IT General Controls (GAIT) project, intended to help management appropriately scope the IT portions of SOX-404.