From the Author
I would like to thank my family foremost, my mother and father, Lynda and Billy Bayles, for supporting me and putting up with my many quirks. My wife Jennifer is a never-ending source of comfort and strength that backs me up whenever I need it, even if I don't know it. The people who have helped me learn my craft have been numerous, and I don't have time to list them all. All of you from SHSU Computer Services and Computer Science, Falcon Technologies, SAIC, the DC Metro bunch, and Sentigy know who you are and how much you have helped me, my most sincere thanks. I would like to thank J0hnny as well for inviting me to contribute to this book. If I kept learning INFOSEC for the next 20 years, I doubt I would be able to match wits and technique with J0hnny, Chris, Mike P., and the other authors of this fine book.
About the Author
Aaron W. Bayles, is a senior security consultant with Sentigy, Inc. of Houston, Texas. He currently provides service to Sentigy's clients with penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, and risk assessments for enterprise networks. He has over 9 years experience with INFOSEC, with specific experience with wireless security, penetration testing, and incident response. Aaron's background includes work as a senior security engineer with SAIC in Virginia and Texas. He is also the lead author of the Syngress book, "InfoSec Career Hacking, Sell your Skillz, Not Your Soul." Aaron has provided INFOSEC support and penetration testing for multiple agencies in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, such as the Financial Management Service and Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Homeland Security, such as U. S. Customs and Border Protection. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science with post-graduate work in Embedded Linux Programming from Sam Houston State University.
Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.