Debra Shinder

DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER, MCSE, is a former police officer and police academy instructor who is self-employed as a technol¿ogy consultant, trainer, and writer, specializing in network and cloud security. She has authored a number of books, including Scene of the Cybercrime: Computer Forensics Handbook (Syngress Publishing, 2002) and Computer Networking Essentials (Cisco Press, 2001). She has co-authored more than 20 additional books and worked as a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to more than 15 books. Deb is a lead author for and, and a long-time contributor to the GFI Software blog and other technology publications, with more than 1,500 published articles in print magazines and on websites. Deb focuses on Microsoft products, and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award in the field of enterprise security for 14 years in a row. She lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has taught law enforcement, computer networking, and security courses at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Eastfield Criminal Justice Training Center Police Academy.