About the Author
Stephen R. Davis, CISSP (who goes by the name “Randy”) lives with his wife and two dogs in Corpus Christi, Texas. Randy has three kids and two grand-kids with more on the way (grandkids, not kids). Randy develops browser-based applications for Agency Consulting Group.
To Janet, the love of my life.
I find it very strange that only a single name appears on the cover of any book, but especially a book like this. In reality, many people contribute to the creation of a For Dummies book. From the beginning, acquisitions editor Constance Santisteban, project editor Pat O'Brien, and my agent, Claudette Moore, were involved in guiding and molding the book's content. During the development of the seven editions of this book, I found myself hip-deep in edits, corrections, and suggestions from a group of project editors, copyeditors, and technical reviewers — this book would have been a poorer work but for their involvement. And nothing would have made it into print without the aid of Suzanne Thomas, who coordinated the first and second editions of the book, Susan Pink, who worked on the third and sixth editions, Katie Feltman who worked on the sixth edition, and Danny Kalev, who did the technical review of the sixth and seventh editions. Nevertheless, one name does appear on the cover and that name must take responsibility for any inaccuracies in the text.
Finally, a summary of the animal activity around my house. For those of you who ...