Steven Andres, M.S., Ph.D.
Steven Andrés, Ph.D. is the founder of Special Ops Security and serves as its Managing Principal. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and earned the distinctions of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and the well-respected Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As a three-time commercially successful published author and occasional freelance writer, his works on security best practices have reached millions of print and online subscribers. With extensive experience managing high-availability networks in the Entertainment, Health Care, Financial, and Higher Education industries, he is frequently invited to speak on secure architecture best practices and information security current events.Read More…
Before forming Special Ops Security, Dr. Andrés was the Director of Technical Operations for Foundstone, a vulnerability management and strategic security company acquired by McAfee (now Intel), where he created the award-winning Foundstone FS1000 Appliance, a widely-recognized security platform for rapid-deployment of security management solutions at dozens of Fortune 100 clients. While at Foundstone, he designed vulnerability assessment systems for the largest global ISP, co-invented innovative network security risk management methods (U.S. Patent 8,201,257), and led the team integrating real-world digital risk telemetry to enterprise systems at the world's largest software publisher.
- Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Information Systems & Technology.
- M.S., San Diego State University, Homeland Security.
- B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, Business Economics.
(Minor in Accounting; Specialization in Computer Science)
- Disposable Social Media Profiles
- Fourth & Fifth Generation Warfare
- Security Sage's Guide: Hardening Network Infrastructure
- Hacking Exposed: Fourth Edition
- SPECIAL OPS: Host and Network Security
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