About the Author

Earl Carter has been working in the field of computer security for approximately eight years. He first learned about computer security while working at the Air Force Information Warfare Center. Earl's primary responsibility was securing Air Force networks against cyberattacks. In 1998, he accepted a job with Cisco to perform IDS research for NetRanger (currently Cisco IDS) and NetSonar (Cisco Secure Scanner). Earl spent approximately one year writing signatures for NetRanger and developing software modules for NetSonar. Currently, he is a member of the Security Technologies Assessment Team (STAT) that is part of Consulting Engineering (CE). His duties involve performing security evaluations on numerous Cisco products as well as ...

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