Kevin J. Schmidt is a senior manager at Dell SecureWorks, Inc., an industry leading MSSP, which is part of Dell. He is responsible for the design and development of a major part of the company's SIEM platform. This includes data acquisition, correlation, and analysis of log data. Prior to SecureWorks, Kevin worked for Reflex Security, where he worked on an IPS engine and anti-virus software. And prior to this, he was a lead developer and architect at GuardedNet, Inc., which built one of the industry's first SIEM platforms. Kevin has over 19 years of experience in software development and design, 11 of which have been in the network security space. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Kevin has spent time designing cloud services components at Dell, including virtualized components to run in Dell's own cloud infrastructure. These components are used to protect customers who use the Dell cloud. Additionally, he has been working with Hadoop, machine learning, and other technology in the cloud.
Kevin is co-author of Essential SNMP, second edition (O'Reilly and Associates, ISBN: 978-0-596-00840-6) and also Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-597-49635-3).