Mark Merkow works at PayPal Inc. (an eBay company) in Scottsdale Arizona as Manager of Security Consulting and IT Security Strategy in the Information Risk Management area. Mark has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology from a variety of roles, including Applications Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Security Engineer, and Security Manager. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate from ISC2, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate from ISACA, and the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certificate from ISC2. Mark holds a Masters in Decision and Info Systems from ASU, a Masters of Education in Distance Learning from ASU, and an BS degree in Computer Info Systems from ASU. In addition to his day job, Mark engages in a number of other extra-curricular activities like consulting, course development, online course delivery, writing E-business columns, and writing books on Information Technology and Information Security.