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About the Author:

Mike Sheward is a network security engineer for a software-as-a-service provider based in Seattle, as well as a researcher at the InfoSec Institute. He began his career as a network engineer working for various British government departments. During this time he developed a passion for security and started on a path that led him to a full-time security role with a private organization.

Mike has performed penetration testing for a wide range of public and private sector clients, has been involved in a number of digital forensics investigations and has delivered security training to fellow IT professionals.
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A Review of the eSoft InstaGate UTM Appliance

It can take an organization several years to build out an information security infrastructure capable of providing them with sufficient protection. This is especially true of small to medium […]

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Playing by the Rules: Performing Firewall Audits

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Anyone who has ever managed a firewall will know that all too often it’s a one way street. From the moment the device is plugged into the network, rules […]

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It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

The last time I checked, the majority of networking and security professionals were still human.
We all know that the problem with humans is that they sometimes exhibit certain behaviors […]

The Art of Writing Penetration Test Reports

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You close the lid of your laptop; it’s been a productive couple of days. There are a few things that could be tightened up, but overall the place isn’t […]

Rock Solid: Will Digital Forensics Crack SSDs?

Digital forensics is one of the most interesting and exciting fields of information security that you can ever be fortunate enough to work in, but not for the reasons […]