I am the former product manager with the CCIE program at Cisco Systems, Inc., where I managed exam content for the CCIE Security track and introduced Version 4.0.

I have more than 15 years of Cisco networking experience working in various roles: field sales specialist, product manager and software engineer. I have contributed at the IETF standards level and been involved with various certification programs for Cisco VPN based products, specifically ICSA and FIPS.

I am a three time CiscoLive Distinguished Speaker award winner, holder of several security related US patents, and am a former network training developer and instructor (Wellfleet Communications).

My educational background includes a BSc in Computing Science and Statistics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.