Popularly known as MLS, the author is an Information Technology and Information Security professional and has about 18 years experience in various domains of IT such as Software Programming, Hardware Troubleshooting, Networking Technologies, Systems Administration, Security Administration; Information Security-related consulting, audit and training. MLS has been an avid trainer through out his career and has developed many short-term and long-term training programs. One such program is 'Certified Vulnerability Assessor (cVa)', which is accredited by a leading ISO certifying agency. He's a prolific speaker and trainer and has presented many papers related to Network Security in International conventions and conferences. He was the Technical Director of Secure Matrix, an India-based company that provides security consulting and audits. During his tenure in the last four years, he led the team of consultants to implement many ISO 27001-certification projects across India, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a specialist IT and IS auditor with Det Norske Veritas (DNV), India region. He has performed many quality and information security audits to hundreds of medium and large organizations in the past 10 years. He is at present the Chairman and CEO of ChennaiNet, a technology company focused on IT and IS-related product development, services, and training.