Now a renowned superhacker, and author of Hack Attacks REVEALED, works on award-winning projects, assisting security managers everywhere. John Chirillo began his computer career at 12, when after a one-year self-taught education in computers, he wrote a game called Dragon's Tomb. Following its publication, thousands of copies were sold the the Color Computer System market. During the next five years, John wrote several other software packages including:
- The Lost Treasure (a game writing tutorial)
- Multimanger (an accounting, inventory, and finiacial management software suite)
- Sorcery (a RPG adventure)
- PC Notes (GUI used to teach math from algebra to calculus)
- Falcons Quest I and II (a graphical Diction-intensive adventure)
- Genius (a complete Windows-based point-and-click operating system)
- The PC Optimization Kit (increasing standard Intel 486 chip speeds up to 200 percent)
John went on to become certified
in numerous programming languages including:
John was equally successful in school.
He recieved many scholarships
including one to Illinois Benedictine University. After running two businesses (Software Now and Geniusware), John became a security consultant. He specialized in security and analysis, LAN/WAN design, implementation, and troubleshooting
. During this period, John acquired numerous internetworking certifications including: Cisco's CCNA, CCDA, CCNP pending CCIE, Intel Certified Solutions Consultant, Compaq ASE Enterprise Storage, and Master UNIX, among others.
He is currently a Senior Internetworking Engineer at a technology management company in Illinois. His consulting work includes breaking into Fortune 1000 company networks to evaluate their security policies and other award-winning projects assisting security managers. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Comdex, participates in IETF security work, and trains Microsoft and Cisco security candidates.
Note: This writeup was re-noded @ the request of Darksnake...damn quitter