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About Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders is an information security author, trainer, and researcher originally from Mayfield, KY now living in Gainesville, GA.
He is the founder of Applied Network Defense, a company focused on delivering high quality, accessible information security training. In previous roles, Chris worked with the US Department of Defense, InGuardians, and Mandiant to build security operation centers and train practitioners focused on defending defense, government, and Fortune 500 networks. Chris is also the founder and director of the Rural Technology Fund, a non-profit that donates scholarships and equipment to public schools to further technical education in rural and high poverty areas. To date, the RTF has put computer science education resources into the hands of over 100,000 students in all 50 states.
Chris has authored several books and articles, including the international bestseller “Practical Packet Analysis” from No Starch Press, currently in its third edition and in seven languages, and “Applied Network Security Monitoring” from Syngress. His current research focus is on the intersection of cybersecurity and cognitive psychology with the goal of enhancing the field of infosec investigative disciplines through a better understanding of the human thought and learning processes.
Chris blogs at http://www.chrissanders.org. You can learn more about Applied Network Defense at http://www.networkdefense.co and the RTF at http://www.ruraltechfund.org.