Earl Carter is a consulting engineer and member of the Security Technologies Assessment Team (STAT) for Cisco Systems®. He performs security evaluations on numerous Cisco® products, including everything from the PIX® Firewall and VPN solutions to Cisco CallManager and other VoIP products. Earl started with Cisco doing research for Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (formerly NetRanger) and Cisco Secure Scanner (formerly NetSonar).
Jonathan Hogue, CISSP, is a technical marketing engineer in the Cisco security business unit where his primary focus is the Cisco Security Agent. He has been involved with host-based security products since 1999 when he joined Trend Micro. In 2001, he began working with one of the first host intrusion prevention products, StormWatch by Okena, Inc. Okena was subsequently acquired by Cisco Systems.