Alfred Basta, PhD, is a professor of mathematics, cryptography, and information security as well as a professional speaker on topics in Internet security, networking, and cryptography. He is a member of many associations including the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Basta's other publications include MATHEMATICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LINUX OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION, and DATABASE SECURITY.
Dustin A. Finamore has 14 years of experience with the United States Air Force (USAF), where he developed and taught UNIX security and UNIX advanced administration courses. As an airman, he installed, configured, and maintained intelligence computer systems worldwide. He is a graduate of Bellevue University and is currently an instructor at Virginia College, where he teaches Linux courses, among others.