2. The Basics of Information Security Understanding the Fundamentals
Jason Andress (ISSAP, CISSP, GPEN, CEH) is a seasoned security professional with a depth of experience in both the academic and business worlds. He is presently employed by a major software company, providing global information security oversight, and performing penetration testing, risk assessment, and compliance functions to ensure that the company’s assets are protected. Jason has taught undergraduate and graduate security courses since 2005 and holds a doctorate in computer science, researching in the area of data protection. He has authored several publications and books, writing on topics including data security, network security, penetration testing, and digital forensics.
Russ Rogers (CISSP, CISM, IAM, IEM, HonScD), author of the popular Hacking a Terror Network (Syngress, ISBN 1-928994-98-9); coauthor of multiple other books including the best-selling Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent (Syngress, ISBN 1-931836-05-1), Network Security Evaluation Using the NSA IEM (Syngress, 1-597490-35-0), and former editor-in-chief of The Security Journal; is currently a penetration tester for a federal agency and the cofounder and chief executive officer of Peak Security, Inc., a veteran-owned small business based in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been involved in information technology since 1980 and has spent the last 20 years working professionally as both an IT and INFOSEC consultant. He has worked with the United States Air Force (USAF), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and other federal agencies. He is a globally renowned security expert, speaker, and author who has presented at conferences around the world including Amsterdam, Tokyo, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Abu Dhabi, and cities all over the United States. Russ has an honorary doctorate of science in information technology from the University of Advancing Technology, a master’s degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland, a bachelor of science in computer information systems from the University of Maryland, and an associate degree in applied communications technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is currently pursuing a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is a member of ISSA and ISC2 (CISSP). He also teaches at and fills the role of professor of network security for the University of Advancing Technology (http:// www.uat.edu). Russ would like to thank his children, his father, and Tracie for being so supportive over the years. Thanks and shout-outs go out to Chris Hurley, Mark Carey, Rob Bathurst, Pushpin, Paul Criscuolo, Ping Look, Greg Miles, Ryan Clarke, Luke McOmie, Curtis Letson, and Eddie Mize.