Yusuf Bhaiji, CCIE No. 9305 (R&S and Security), has been with Cisco Systems for 9 years and is currently the product manager for the Cisco CCIE Security certification and CCIE Proctor in Cisco Dubai Lab. Prior to this, he was technical lead for the Sydney TAC Security and VPN team.
Yusuf’s passion for security technologies and solutions has played dominant a role in his 19 years of industry experience, from as far back as his initial master’s degree in computer science and since reflected in his numerous certifications.
Yusuf prides himself in his knowledge sharing abilities, evident in the fact that he has mentored many successful candidates, as well as having designed and delivered a number of network security solutions around the globe.
Yusuf is advisory board member of several non-profit organizations for the dissemination of technologies and promoting indigenous excellence in the field of internetworking through academic and professional activities. Yusuf chairs the Networkers Society of Pakistan (NSP) and IPv6 Forum Pakistan chapter.
Yusuf has previously authored two Cisco Press books: Network Security Technologies and Solutions and CCIE Security Practice Labs First Edition. In addition to authoring these, he has also been a technical reviewer for several Cisco Press publications and written articles, white papers, and presentations on various security technologies. He is a frequent lecturer and well-known speaker presenting at several conferences and seminars worldwide.