Billy Rios is a security engineer for a well known software company based out of Redmond. Billy is helping to secure software used by millions of people across the world. Prior to his current role, Billy was a penetration tester for both VeriSign and Ernst and Young. As a penetration tester, Billy was hired by numerous organizations within the Fortune 500 to assess the effectiveness of their organization's security posture. Billy made his living by outsmarting security teams, bypassing security measures, and demonstrating the business risk of security exposures to executives and organizational decision makers.
Before his life as a penetration tester, Billy worked as an Information Assurance Analyst for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). While at DISA, Billy helped protect Department of Defense (DoD) information systems by performing network intrusion detection, vulnerability analysis, incident handling, and formal incident reporting on security related events involving DoD information systems. Before attacking and defending information systems, Billy was an active duty Officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Billy has spoken at numerous security conferences including: Blackhat briefings, Bluehat, RSA and Hack in the Box. Billy holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Master of Science degree in Information Systems, and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration.
"It says everything it should without the endless repeating and rephrasing so that readers would understand the concept, because it was so clearly explained the first time. This is a book that will get and keep your attention, and a must-read book for everyone dealing with computer and information security."
--Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security
"I'd really recommend Hacking: The Next Generation to my fellow techies. More important than learning new ways to mess with each other's minds, it will expose you to a number of new attack vectors that you may not have considered. And in most cases, simple awareness of those new vectors is enough to allow you to start to defend against them. "
--Thomas Duff, Duffbert's Random Musings