Christopher Steel, CISSP, ISSAP, is the President and CEO of FortMoon Consulting and was recently the chief architect on the U.S. Treasury's Pay.gov project. He has more than fifteen years experience in distributed enterprise computing with a strong focus on application security, patterns, and methodologies. Some of his clients include the U.S. Navy, Raytheon, Fleet, CVS Pharmacy, Nextel, Verizon, AOL, KPMG, MCI, and GTE. He presents regularly at local and industry conferences on topics of security.
Ramesh Nagappan is a Java Technology Architect at Sun Microsystems. With extensive industry experience, he specializes in Java distributed computing and Security architectures for mission-critical applications. Prior to this work, he has co-authored three best selling books on J2EE, EAI, and Web Services. He is an active contributor to open-source applications and industry standard initiatives. He frequently speaks at industry conferences related to Java, XML and Security. His current technology focus is on Web Services Security, Identity Management, and Secure Personal Identification technologies using Smart Cards and Biometrics.
Ray Lai is a Principal Engineer with Sun Microsystems, and is currently working in Sun's Chief Technology Office. He has developed and architected enterprise applications for leading multinational companies including HSBC, Visa, American Express, UBS, Daiwa Securities, DHL, and Cathay Pacific Airway around the globe. He is also the author of J2EE Platform Web Services (Prentice Hall, 2004) and a frequent international conference speaker. His current technology focus includes application security, policy and service provisioning.