About the Instructors
Introduction & Advanced Cryptography
Bruce Schneier is the president of Counterpane Systems, a consulting firm
specializing in cryptography and computer security. He has an extensive
clientele including Merrill Lynch, Oracle, National Semiconductor, Intel,
MCI, Compaq Computers, etc. He is the well-known author of Applied Cryptography
and a contributing editor to Dr. Dobb's Journal and Computer and
Communications Security Reviews.
Advanced CGI and Web Programming
John Stewart is the lead system administrator for the Customer Engineering
Division at Cisco Systems, Inc. supporting a worldwide computing environment.
John also devotes much of his time to the external World Wide Web development
team in Advanced Customer Systems doing software development and security
investigations. He has published technical papers in artificial intelligence
and computer security, presented technical papers at Sun World, Systems
and Network Security (SANS) and UniForum conferences, and the USENIX Security
Symposium. Prior to joining Cisco, John worked for the NAS (Numerical Aerodynamic
Simulation) Facility at NASA Ames Research Center.
David Kensiski is a senior system administrator for Cisco Systems, responsible
primarily for the care and feeding of the myriad Web servers that make up
Cisco Connection Online. When he's not busy patch a kernel here or restoring
a RAID array there, he doubles as a part-time manager of the Web re-engineering
project. Formerly he was the network design engineer for the State Government
and University Systems division of MCI, where he designed and developed
integrated systems solutions for MCI, including CampusMCI ­p; a nationwide
dial-up Internet service provider. David has taught numerous Web courses
for UniForum as well as various industry conferences. He has served as a
member of the program review committee for LISA X and the SANS Network Security
Accelerated Java Programming
Rik Farrow first became involved with Unix in 1982 and has been a faithful
user ever since. Since 1987, he has taught courses about Unix security for
UniForum, Usenix, Interex, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Unix user groups,
US WEST, the IRS, the US Courts and the National Security Agency (NSA).
He was one of the first instructors to teach JAVA programming. He was the
technical editor of Unix World Magazine and continues as a columnist for
Unix World On-Line. Rik has published
two books on Unix Security and Unix System Administration.
Accelerated Perl Programming
Dan Keller has been a consultant in the Unix industry for 18 years. His work has included training development and delivery, software development, systems analysis, system administration, and database design. His clients include SGI, HP, Apple, Sun, Texas Instruments, Arris Pharmaceutical, Genentech and AT&T, to name a few. Dan has taught various courses for UniForum Association and has received rave reviews.