A Note from the Publisher
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of noted author Shon Harris. Her passing is obviously a tremendous loss for the technical community, but it is a personal one for us as well. Shon was both a gifted colleague and a valued friend who will be greatly missed. We extend our sympathies to her family. Obituary from Allen Family Funeral Options
Shon Harris, CISSP, MCSE (firstname.lastname@example.org), is the president of Logical Security, a security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force’s Information Warfare unit, an instructor, and an author. She has authored two best-selling CISSP® books, was a contributing author to the book Hacker’s Challenge, and a contributing author to the book Gray Hat Hacking. Shon has taught computer and information security to a wide range of clients, some of which have included RSA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Security Agency (NSA), Bank of America, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), BMC, West Point, American Express, and many more.
Shon was recognized as one of the top 25 women in the Information Security field by Information Security Magazine. She writes security articles for Information Security Magazine and Windows 2000 Magazine and other leading industry journals.
"Some authors are lucky enough to have their name become synonymous with a particular certification category. It happens rarely, but when it does happen it is indicative of a reputation established through years of producing quality products. Such is the case with Shon Harris and security."
Emmett Dulaney, reviewer, CertCities.com