Jazib Frahim, CCIE No. 5459, has been with Cisco Systems for more than seven years. With a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, he started out as a TAC engineer with the LAN Switching team. He then moved to the TAC Security team, where he acted as a technical leader for the security products. He led a team of 20 engineers as a team leader in resolving complicated security and VPN technologies. Jazib is currently working as a Senior Network Security Engineer in the Worldwide Security Services Practice of Cisco’s Advanced Services for Network Security. He is responsible for guiding customers in the design and implementation of their networks, with a focus in network security. He holds two CCIEs, one in Routing and Switching and the other in Security. He also authored the Cisco Press book Cisco ASA: All-in-one Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance(ISBN: 1-58705-209-1). Additionally, Jazib has written numerous Cisco online technical documents and has been an active member on Cisco’s online forum, NetPro. He has presented at Networkers on multiple occasions and has taught many onsite and online courses to Cisco customers, partners, and employees.
Jazib is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from North Carolina State University.
Omar Santos is a Senior Network Security Consulting Engineer in the Worldwide Security Services Practice of Cisco’s Advanced Services for Network Security. He has more than 12 years of experience in secure data communications. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. government, including the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Department of Defense (DoD). He is also the author of the Cisco Press book Cisco ASA: All-in-one Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance(ISBN: 1-58705-209-1) and many Cisco online technical documents and configuration guidelines. Prior to his current role, he was a technical leader of Cisco’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC), where he taught, led, and mentored many engineers within the organization. He is an active member of the InfraGard organization, a cooperative undertaking between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law-enforcement agencies, and other participants that are dedicated to increasing the security of the critical infrastructures of the United States of America. Omar has also delivered numerous technical presentations to Cisco customers, partners, and other organizations.
David White, Jr., CCIE No. 12021, has more than ten years of networking experience with a focus on network security. He is currently an Escalation Engineer in the Cisco TAC, where he has been for more than six years. In his role at Cisco, he is involved in new product design and implementation and is an active participant in Cisco documentation, both online and in print. David holds a CCIE in Security and is also NSA IAM certified. Before joining Cisco, David worked for the U.S. government, where he helped secure its worldwide communications network. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received his Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.