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Infosec Pro, is a leading information and cyber security article and analysis site.  Content is independent of sponsorship and created by senior security professionals with expert level experience.

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Infosec Pro was started in 2009 by Simon Moffatt.  Simon has have over 17 years information security experience, with a specific focus on identity and access management, authentication and authorization systems.  He is the main contributor and content editor.


He has worked in numerous engineering and consultancy leadership roles for the likes of Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation and latterly as Product Manager for ForgeRock.





He is a member of the following professional organisations:

Information Systems Security Association - Senior Member
British Computer Society - Member
Institute of Information Security Professionals - Affliate
IdPro - Member

He has obtained the following professional qualifications:

CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor (retired)

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