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Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian (GCIA, GCIH) currently works for OSHEAN as the Senior Network Security Engineer, providing penetration testing, security training, and intrusion detection services to colleges, universities, and non-profits in the New England area. Paul's previous positions include Lead IT Security Engineer for a large University where he was responsible for intrusion detection, firewalls, VPN, and networking assessments/penetration testing in the educational IT space, and providing similar services to a company in the lottery industry. He speaks frequently on topics such as wireless security at events such as MIT Security Camp. Paul's research has been featured in numerous publications such as Network Intrusion Detection, 3rd edition, Securityfocus.com, (IN)Secure Magazine, and the SANS Reading Room.

In addition to owning and operating an independent security consulting company, Defensive Intuition, Paul is also the host of PaulDotCom Security Weekly, a weekly podcast discussing IT security news, vulnerabilities, hacking, and research, including interviews with some of the top security professionals. He is also the co author of Ultimate WRT54G Hacking, a book dedicated to embedded device hacking and wireless security. He holds two SANS GIAC certifications in intrusion detection (with honors) and another in incident handling and hacker exploits, in addition to teaching and authoring courses for The SANS Institute, including SEC535 “Embedded Device Hacking."

Paul graduated from Bryant College with a degree in Computing and Information Systems, and is currently on the SANS GIAC advisory board.