Mark Burnett

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Mark Burnett is a recognized security consultant, author, and researcher who specializes in hardening Microsoft Windows-based servers and networks. He has spent nearly a decade developing unique strategies and techniques for locking down Windows servers and maintaining his specialized expertise of Windows security.

Mark is coauthor and technical editor of Microsoft Log Parser Toolkit (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-93226-652-6), author of Hacking the Code: ASP.NET Web Application Security (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-932266-65-8), coauthor of Maximum Windows 2000 Security (SAMS Publishing, ISBN: 0-672319-65-9), and coauthor of Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-931836-87-6). He also contributed to Dr. Tom Shinder's ISA Server and Beyond: Real World Security Solutions for Microsoft Enterprise Networks (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-931836-66-3) and was a contributor and technical editor for Special Ops: Host and Network Security for Microsoft, UNIX, and Oracle (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-931836-69-8).

Mark speaks at security conferences and has published dozens of security articles that have appeared in publications such as Windows IT Pro Magazine (formerly Windows &.NET Magazine), Redmond Magazine, Windows Web Solutions, Security Administrator,,, and, among others. Microsoft has twice recognized Mark's contribution to the Windows community with the Windows Server Most Valued Professional (MVP) award.