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Ed Skoudis is the Vice President of Security Strategy for Predictive Systems. His responsibilities include supporting the development and continual improvement of services for Predictive's Global Integrity Information Security and Managed Services business units.
Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, the information security industry, and computer privacy issues. He has performed numerous security assessments, designed secure network architectures, and responded to computer attacks. Ed has focused on identifying and resolving security vulnerabilities on UNIX, Windows NT, firewall architectures, and Web applications.
A frequent speaker on issues associated with hacker tools and effective defenses, Ed has published several articles on these topics, as well as the Prentice Hall book Counter Hack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses. He has also conducted a demonstration of hacker techniques for the U.S. Senate.
Ed graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Master of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. His prior experience before joining Predictive Systems includes Bell Communications Research.
Ed can be reached at Ed.Skoudis@Predictive.com.