Judy Novak

Judy is an independent contractor with over 15 years of experience in intrusion detection and analysis of network traffic, with a passion for performing research on IDS evasions. She served as a principal research engineer on the Vulnerability Research Team for Sourcefire supporting Snort rules development, testing, research of IP and TCP reassembly, and performing competitive analysis.

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Judy got her introduction into the world of cybersecurity and traffic analysis working on a DoD computer incident and response team. She is the author of SANS SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth. She is the co-author, along with Stephen Northcutt, of Network Intrusion Detection - An Analysts Handbook (2nd/3rd Edition) and a SANS senior instructor. She is a 2010 recipient of a SANS Lifetime Achievement award.