Toby J. Velte
Anthony T. Velte
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About the Authors
Toby J. Velte, Ph.D., CCNA, CCDA, is an international, best-selling author of business technology articles and books. He is co-founder of Velte Publishing, Inc., and the co-author of several books published by McGraw-Hill and Cisco Press.
He is currently part of Accenture's North American Products practice.
Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, CISA, CCSA, CCNA, has over 16 years in the information systems industry. He is co-founder of Velte Publishing, Inc., and the co-author of several books published by McGraw-Hill and Cisco Press.
Mr. Velte holds several certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and the Certified Information Systems Auditor certification (CISA). He is also a Secured Member of the FBI Infragard Minnesota Membership Alliance (IMnMA).
About the Technical Editor
Wesley J. Noonan (Houston, Texas) has been working in the computer industry since the mid-1990s, specializing in Windows-based networks and network infrastructure security design and implementation. He is a Staff Quality Engineer for Attachmate, working on the company's security solutions product line. Wes is the author of Hardening Network Infrastructure and is a contributing/co-author for The CISSP Training Guide by QUE Publishing, Hardening Network Security by McGraw-Hill, and Firewall Fundamentals by Cisco Press. Wes is also a contributor to Redmond magazine, writing on the subjects of network infrastructure and security. He maintains a Windows Network Security related "Ask the Experts" section for http://Techtarget.com (http://searchwindowssecurity.techtarget.com/ateAnswers/0,289620,sid45_tax298206,00.html).
The first edition of this book would never have taken off without the enormous contributions of author Tom Shaughnessy. To him we owe a wonderful basis from which to build. For the second, third, and now fourth editions, we called upon the talents of author Robert Elesenpeter. He corrected typos, edited, and reworked text and art so that it was clear and current, and contributed some original work to flesh out all three editions. We also acknowledge our technical editor Wes Noonan. He took the responsibility for ensuring this book's technical accuracy very seriously.
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