A comprehensive book that melds detailed, how-to information on PC hardware and operating system security within the context of protecting one's privacy in a digital world. Best for individuals who are serious about their privacy and who also want an accessible, one-stop source of practical information. Unique features include: systematic evaluation of privacy weaknesses in hardware/software. In-depth coverage of all PC OS's. Extended coverage on securing a PC.
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Gary Bahadur, cofounder and Chief Information Officer of Foundstone, Inc., has been providing security consulting and training services to Foundstone's clients for the past two years. He implements the technical infrastructure necessary to provide services to Foundstone's clients. Prior to starting Foundstone with his partners, he performed security consulting and training services for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant and manager for Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young. Bahadur has been involved with numerous ethical hacking tests and network reviews covering various firewalls, Unix, Windows NT, Novell networks, Web servers, Internet connectivity, and SAP security during the past seven years. He has helped develop methodologies for network security reviews and security classes. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences and writes for a number of security-related publications. Bahadur holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems/finance from New York University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. William Chan is a cofounder and the Vice President for Educational Services at Foundstone, Inc. He is responsible for managing and delivering Foundstone's "Ultimate Hacking" series of classes. These classes have been well-received by several hundred security professionals from the private sector as well as from security practitioners in the government and the military. Chan has been involved with information security and privacy for the past 10 years. He has performed numerous security consulting engagements, advising clients on security and privacy-related issues. He has worked primarily in the financial services industry and has spent several years providing consulting services to a wide variety of organizations. Chan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in information systems from Pace University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Chris Weber is a security consultant for Foundstone, Inc. He is adept in many facets of information technology and secure network computing. He has performed numerous ethical hacking tests, security architecture reviews, and secure application analyses. Prior to working at Foundstone, he worked for VisionAir, performing enterprise network assessments and mission-critical system implementations for some of the largest police departments in the U.S. Weber's public work includes course development and advisory board membership at the SANS Institute. He has also been a security tutorial honoraria speaker at the USENIX 10th Annual Security Symposium in 2001 and a co-instructor at the Computer Security Institute's 2001 Network Security conference in New Orleans. Weber holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems and marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. "And progress is not intelligently planned, It's the facade of our heritage, the odor of our land..." Greg Graffin, 1989