About the Authors
CHRISTOPHER STEEL, CISSP,ISSAP is the President and CEO of
FortMoon Consulting and was recently the Chief Architect on the U.S.
Treasury’s Pay.gov project. He has over 16 years experience
in distributed Enterprise computing with a strong focus on application
security, patterns, and methodologies. Some of his clients include the
U.S. Navy, Raytheon, Fleet, CVS Pharmacy, Nextel, Verizon, AOL, KPMG,
MCI, and GTE. He presents regularly at local and industry conferences
on topics of security.
RAMESH NAGAPPAN, CISSP is a Technology Architect at Sun
Microsystems, he specializes in Java based distributed computing
architectures for building Mission-critical Enterprise
applications, Information Systems Security, Identity and Access
Management. He has co-authored five popular
books and contributed several articles on topics related to J2EE, EAI,
Web Services and Security.
He is an active supporter of open-source development and contributor to
XML industry standard
initiatives. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and
expert-panels related to
Java, XML and Security. His current technology focus is on SOA Web
Services, Identity & Access Management and Strong
using PKI, Smart cards and Biometrics. Ramesh can be reached at nramesh_at_post.harvard.edu.
RAY LAI is an Independent Consultant who specializes in
financial services, and Web services solutions. He formerly worked as
Principal Engineer for Sun Microsystems and consulted for leading
multinational companies including HSBC, Visa, American Express, UBS,
Daiwa Securities, DHL and Cathay Pacific Airway around the globe. He is
also the author of the book "J2EE Platform Web Services". His current
technology focus includes service provisioning and application security.