About the Author
Kevin J. Schmidt is a senior manager at Dell SecureWorks, Inc., an industry leading MSSP, which is part of Dell. He is responsible for the design and development of a major part of the company's SIEM platform. This includes data acquisition, correlation, and analysis of log data. Prior to SecureWorks, Kevin worked for Reflex Security, where he worked on an IPS engine and anti-virus software. And prior to this, he was a lead developer and architect at GuardedNet, Inc., which built one of the industry's first SIEM platforms. Kevin is co-author of Essential SNMP, second edition (O'Reilly and Associates, ISBN: 978-0-596-00840-6) and also Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-597-49635-3). Christopher Phillips is a manager and senior software developer at Dell SecureWorks, Inc, an industry leading MSSP, which is part of Dell. He is responsible for the design and development of the company's Threat Intelligence service platform. He also has responsibility for a team involved in integrating log and event information from many third-party providers that allow customers to have all of their core security information delivered to and analyzed by the Dell SecureWorks systems and security professionals. Prior to Dell SecureWorks, Chris worked for McKesson and Allscripts, where he worked with clients on HIPAA compliance, security, and healthcare systems integration. He has over 18 years of experience in software development and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA. Chris has spent time designing and developing virtualization and cloud Infrastructure as a Service strategies at Dell to help our security services scale globally Additionally, he has been working with Hadoop, Pig scripting languages, and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce to develop strategies to gain insights and analyze Big Data issues in the cloud. Chris is co-author of Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management (Syngress, ISBN: 978-1-597-49635-3).