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Jim Breithaupt

Mark Merkow, CISSP, CISM, CSSLP, is a technical director for a Fortune 100 financial services firm, where he works on implementing and operating a software security practice for the enterprise. He has more than 35 years of IT experience, including 20 years in IT security. Mark has worked in a variety of roles, including applications development, systems analysis and design, security engineering, and security management. Mark holds a master’s degree in decision and info systems from Arizona State University (ASU), a master’s of education in Distance Learning from ASU, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Info Systems from ASU.


Jim Breithaupt is a data integrity manager for a major bank, where he manages risk for a large data mart. He has more than 30 years of data processing experience and has co-authored several other books on information systems and information security, along with Mark Merkow.