Dr. Patrick Engebretson obtained his Doctor of Science degree with a specialization in Information Security from Dakota State University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Information Security and also works as a Senior Penetration Tester for security firm in the Midwest. His research interests include penetration testing, intrusion detection, exploitation, honey pots, and malware. In the past 3 years he has published 11 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Engebretson was recently invited by the Department of Homeland Security to share his research at the Software Assurance Forum in Washington, DC. He regularly attends advanced exploitation and penetration testing trainings from industry-recognized professionals and holds several certifications. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in penetration testing, wireless security, and intrusion detection.