Catherine Paquet is a practitioner and a published author in the field of Internetworking, Network Security and Security Financials. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is a Cisco Certified Security Professional and a Cisco Certified Network Professional. She is also a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor and a Cisco IronPort Security Systems Instructor with Cisco's largest training partner, Global Knowledge Inc. Her most recent consulting projects include conducting security assessments, performing network designs, configuring and implementing security solutions such as firewalls, virtual private networks, web filters and intrusion prevention solutions.
Recently, on the invitation of Cisco Systems, she visited 22 emerging countries as part of a book tour promoting her manuscript her latest Security book. In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the United Nations mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking.
Catherine holds a Bachelor degree from the Royal Military College of St-Jean and a Masters from York University. Catherine lives in Toronto with her husband. They have two children both attending university.