Fred Avolio is the president and founder of Avolio Consulting, Inc., a Maryland-based corporation specializing in computer and network security, and dedicated to improving the state of corporate and Internet security through education and testing. Fred is a recognized computer and network security expert, and has been active in the UNIX, TCP/IP communities since 1979. Since 1992, he has specialized in Internet and computer security. Avolio Consulting, Inc. started in mid-1998. Since that time he has worked for small security start-ups, vendors with security products such as WatchGuard , and security-related companies, including TruSecure . He splits his time between consulting and writing.