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Help Net Security: Interview with Cyrus Peikari

Feb 26, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mirko Zorz)

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"Dr. Peikari is the CEO of AirScanner Mobile Security and co-author of the book 'Maximum Wireless Security' from SAMS Publishing. He finished his formal training with honors in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1991. For eight years Dr. Peikari taught advanced mathematics at the SMU Learning Enhancement Center in Dallas, Tx. He has previously worked as a telecommunications software research and development engineer for Alcatel. He is a frequent speaker at information security and technology conferences, including DefCon and NetSec. He has co-authored five best selling network security books--three of them as lead author--and he has published several award-winning security software programs.

"How did you get interested in wireless security?

"I have been an avid UNIX user for over 20 years. However, in recent years I became interested in Windows, and I was horrified by its lack of security, so I wanted to make a difference. I started with reverse code engineering (RCE) and in 1998 was part of the first Trojan RCE project at +Fravia's website. As with most old reverse engineers, the natural progression was to later move into network security..."

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