Steven Andres is the CTO for Special Ops Security, Inc., an information security consulting,
training and deployment services organization headquartered in Orange County, California. He is the
author of the leading secure infrastructure guide, Security Sage's Guide to Hardening the
Network Infrastructure (Syngress, ISBN 1931836019), published in April 2004. His other works
include the internationally best-selling Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets &
Solutions, Fourth Edition (McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0072227427) as well as the definitive publication
on internal network security, Special Ops: Network and Host Security for Microsoft, Oracle and
UNIX (Syngress, ISBN 1931836698), for which the company is named.