John Traenkenschuh is a Technology Specialist at a manufacturing company in the Fortune 50. His work with computing and networking stretches back to his 1975 experiences, during Upward Bound, a summer program for disadvantaged kids. As a high school teacher, he assembled the school district’s first word processing lab from discarded TRS Model 80’s. Now, a few companies and jobs later, he has earned the CISSP-ISSAP, with complementary Certified Check Point Security Administrator/Engineer (CCSA/CCSE) designations, useful when volunteering as Project Manager and primary author for the Center for Internet Security’s Check Point Firewall benchmark. Never far from teaching, John instructs Business and Finance majors on the beauties of Visual Basic .NET at a Midwest University, rated in the Top 10 by the U.S. News and World Report annual survey. This work has earned him the Most Valuable Professional designation from Microsoft itself. A dedicated, hyperactive Information Security and IT Professional, his goal is to improve integration between IT technologies and people, whose lives depend on them.