Seasoned CSO and IT veteran with experience spanning over two decades with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Avaya, Identix, and Merrill Lynch. While at Microsoft coauthored Microsoft's "Best Practices for Enterprise Security" whitepaper series, was a technical contributor for the MCSE Exam "Designing Security for Windows 2000" and official course curriculum for the same. In 1998 founded "The NT Toolbox", where he oversaw all operations until its acquisition by GFI Software in 2002. Subject Matter Expert for CompTIA's Security+ certification and formerly on ISSA's International Privacy Advisory Board covering GLBA.
Performed vulnerability analysis for 4 years for Windows and .Net Magazine's "Security Administrator" publication. Coauthor of the books "Hack Proofing Your Network - 2nd Edition", "Stealing the Network - How to Own the Box", and a contributing author of "Security Planning and Disaster Recovery" ,"Network Security - The Complete Reference" and "Network Security Assessment: From Vulnerability to Patch".
Specialties: information security, information technology, network architecture, risk management