Lisa Phifer owns Core Competence Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business use of emerging Internet technologies. She has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of networking, security and management products for nearly 30 years. Since joining Core Competence in 1995, Lisa has provided consulting services to hundreds of firms, including wireless carriers, network and wireless equipment suppliers, management platform vendors, firewall/VPN and wireless intrusion prevention vendors, managed security service providers, endpoint security software vendors, large enterprises and small businesses. She is a recognized industry expert on wireless security, mobile device security and VPNs. Lisa has written extensively about safe networking requirements, technologies and best practices for many publications and is a sought-after speaker at industry events such as Interop and InfoSecWorld. She received her MS in Computer Science from Villanova University and resides with her family in Chester Springs, Pa.