Mike is a founder and senior security analyst for the DC firm InGuardians, Inc. In the past he has worked for Sourcefire as a research engineer and for SANS leading their intrusion analysis team. As a consultant, Mike conducts incident response, breach analysis, penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, security audits, and architecture reviews. His primary job focus, however, is in intrusion detection, response, and mitigation. Mike currently holds the GCIA certification and is an expert in network engineering and systems and network and Web administration. Mike is an author of the international best selling Snort series of books from Syngress, a member of the Honeynet Project, and a handler for the SANS Internet Storm Center.