A certified network engineer with almost 25 years of experience working with computers and networks, Brewer’s expertise in the field ranges from handson building and repairing of computers all the way up to setting policy and charting the course for technology objectives. Now an IT consultant, Brewer juggles a roster of clients that include educational institutions, various business enterprises, and a Washington D.C.–based consulting firm. In addition, he has authored several technology articles, and has written four other books including Wiring Your Digital Home for Dummies and Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance. [ blog] Brewer and his wife Penny, who live in Laurium—a little town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, close to Lake Superior—enjoy camping in nearby Michigan State Parks and spending time with their three resident cats, Resa, Biddy, and KC.