Ed Tittel is a principal at LANWrights, Inc. and a VP of IT Certifications at LANWrights' parent company, iLearning.com. Ed has more than 20 years of computer industry experience in a variety of roles. He taught on security subjects at Interop, the Internet Security Conference (tisc.mactivity.com), and Austin Community College since 1996, and specializes in Windows and Internet security topics. Ed has also written extensively on a broad range of certification topics, and follows certification for numerous Web sites and publications including Certification magazine, to which he is a contributing editor. Ed has contributed to 100-plus computer trade books, developed the Exam Cram series for Coriolis, and has penned 100s of Web and magazine articles including many on computer and network security. He serves as the series editor for the Training Guide series and Que's Exam Cram2 series.
Mike Chapple serves as Chief Information Officer of the Brand Institute, a brand identity consultancy based out of Miami, Florida. He previously served as a computer security researcher with the U.S. National Security Agency, participating in the development of advanced network intrusion detection systems. Mike holds both BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and is a proud alum of the University of Notre Dame. His professional credentials include the MCP, MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA and CCSA certifications. Heß³ also pursuing CISSP and other advanced security certifications. Mike has contributed to numerous Microsoft certification titles for Course Technology, including topics in the Microsoft and other security curricula.
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is an MCSE who trains and writes in many areas of computer and network security. Her background in law enforcement makes her unusually well suited to tackle and explain legal and circumstantial requirements for confidentiality, privacy, and gathering of evidence. She writes regularly for Windows technical resources that include Brainbuzz, Swynk, and TechRepublic. She has worked on more than 15 books, including numerous titles on networking, computer, and systems security.