Stuart McClure, CISSP, CNE, CCSE,
Stuart McClure, CISSP, CNE, CCSE,was founder, president, and CTO of Foundstone, and ran the worldwide AVERT team at McAfee.
Joel Scambray, CISSP, is chief strategy officer for Leviathan Security Group and was a senior director at Microsoft Corporation focusing on security.
George Kurtz, CISSP, former CEO of Foundstone, is senior vice president and general manager of McAfee's Risk & Compliance Business Unit. All three are the coauthors of the previous editions of Hacking Exposed.
Joel Scambray, CISSP, is Managing Principal with Citigal as well as Co-Founder of Consciere LLC. He was previously chief strategy officer for Leviathan Security Group. He has assisted companies ranging from newly minted startups to members of the Fortune 50 in addressing information security challenges and opportunities for over a dozen years. Joel's background includes roles as an executive, technical consultant, and entrepreneur. He was a senior director at Microsoft Corporation, where he led Microsoft's online services security efforts for three years before joining the Windows platform and services division to focus on security technology architecture. Joel also co-founded security software and services startup Foundstone, Inc. He has also held positions as a Manager for Ernst & Young, Chief Strategy Officer for Leviathan, security columnist for Microsoft TechNet, Editor at Large for InfoWorld Magazine, and director of IT for a major commercial real estate firm. Joel has spoken widely on information security at forums including Black Hat, I-4, and The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), as well as organizations including CERT, CSI, ISSA, ISACA, SANS, private corporations, and government agencies such as the Korean Information Security Agency (KISA), FBI, and the RCMP. Joel Scambray is the co-author of all 6 editions of Hacking Exposed. He is also the lead author of Hacking Exposed Windows and Hacking Exposed Web Applications.
George Kurtz is co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, a cutting-edge big data security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information. George Kurtz is also an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has almost twenty years of experience in the security space and has helped hundreds of large organizations and government agencies around the world tackle the most demanding security problems. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for the businesses he has run. In 2011 George relinquished his role as McAfee’s Worldwide Chief Technology Officer to his co-author and raised $26M in venture capital to create CrowdStrike. During his tenure as McAfee’s CTO, Kurtz was responsible for driving the integrated security architectures and platforms across the entire McAfee portfolio. Kurtz also helped drive the acquisition strategy that allowed McAfee to grow from $1b in revenue in 2007 to over $2.5b in 2011. In one of the largest tech M&A deals in 2011, Intel (INTC) acquired McAfee for nearly $8b. Prior to joining McAfee, Kurtz was Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Foundstone, Inc., which was acquired by McAfee in October 2004. You can follow George on Twitter @george_kurtz or his blog at http://www.securitybattlefield.com.