Michael Simpson is President/Senior Consultant of MTS Consulting, Inc., specializing in network security and network design. He conducts vulnerability assessment and security testing for businesses and gives network security seminars in the private sector and for the U.S. Department of Defense. The author's certifications include CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), Security+, OSSTMM Professional Security Tester (OPST) and Analyst (OPSA), MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, MCT, and OCP. He has co-authored five books and has more than twenty-five years of industry experience, including twelve years with the Department of Defense, where he designed and configured computer networks, was an Oracle DBA and UNIX administrator, and served as the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). Kent Backman's expertise is in intrusion analysis, network vulnerability assessment, and open-source solution engineering. His interest and skill in ethical hacking developed while managing Web servers for Fortune 500 companies. An analyst for several security incident response teams, Kent also spent several years in Baghdad as part of the advisory team to the Iraq Ministry of Defense, specializing in network security and Linux engineering. He holds RHCT, MCSA, CISSP, and CEH certifications and is a network security consultant in Honolulu. James (Jim) Corley has more than 25 years of experience in IT as a systems analyst, network engineer, and security professional. He worked for the Department of Defense (DoD) for nine years as a database administrator and information systems security officer. For the past 16 years, Jim has been a consultant to the DoD on dozens of IT programs supporting both classified and unclassified voice, video, and data systems. He has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2002.
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