Another day, another quiz! 

The Heroes of Packet Analysis have teamed up again and prepared a few challenges for you. The winner will take a Grand Prize of $500 Amazon Gift Card and become an honorary Superhero. 

Good luck, and may the packets be forever in your favor. 

 

Meet the Packet Analysis Heroes

Introducing our Packet Analysis Heroes!

We have the pleasure of working with many packet analysis experts. All of them contribute greatly to their own fields by sharing knowledge on network forensics, network troubleshooting, cyber security and much more.

Brad Palm

Brad is a problem solver and a convergent thinker that looks forward to challenges in bridging the physical and virtual worlds. Highly skilled at analyzing and navigating the IT risks that are inherent when adopting technologies, he is motivated to work with dynamic, fast-paced, high-performing teams.

Brad is operating BruteForce, a digital security and network analysis consulting firm. Their solution stack consists of building resilient architectures with DevOps principles, pressure testing and breaking those designs to constantly improve and harden them, and then actively defending and hunting their environments for continued mission accomplishment.

Expertise: DevOps/Security Engineer focused on IT solutions enabling resiliency. Passionate about build, break, hunt!

Chris Greer

Supporting clients in several regions of the USA, Latin America, and Caribbean, Chris assists IT professionals in resolving the root cause of network and application performance problems. This is primarily done by reading and interpreting trace files with the Wireshark analyzer.

Expertise: Protocol Analysis Consulting, Technical Training, Network Architecture.

Jasper Bongertz

Jasper Bongertz is a Senior Technical Consultant for Airbus Defence and Space CyberSecurity. He started working freelance in 1992 when he began studying computer science at the Technical University of Aachen, eventually moving to Airbus to focus on IT security, Incident Response and Network Forensics. He runs a blog about network analysis topics at blog.packet-foo.com and can be found on Twitter at @packetjay.

Expertise: Network Forensics, Incident Response, CERT Operations, Network Security Monitoring (NSM/IDS/IPS), Network Troubleshooting and Analysis, Network Attack Mitigation Strategies.

Sake Blok

Sake has been analyzing packets for over 15 years. While working for a reseller of networking equipment, he discovered many bugs in devices from multiple vendors and presented his findings to the vendors to fix the issues. He also discovered many configuration issues that have led to functional problems or performance issues in applications running over the network. These issues were then resolved based on the reports presented to his customers. In 2009, Sake started the company SYN-bit to provide Network Analysis and troubleshooting services to enterprises with a complex IT infrastructure.

During his work Sake started developing functionality for Wireshark. Things that he missed while working with Wireshark in his day-to-day job. He also enhanced multiple protocol dissectors to suit his analysis needs. In 2007 Sake was asked by Gerald to join the Wireshark Core Development team.

Expertise: Relational therapist for computer systems, Wireshark core developer.

Tony Fortunato

Tony Fortunato is a Senior Network Performance Specialist with experience in design, implementation and troubleshooting networks since 1989. His background in networking started with design, support and implementation of financial trading floor networks and ISP's where he integrated and supported various vendors' equipment.

Tony works with a variety of products from Cisco, Ubiquiti, Microsoft, Profitap, NetScout, Viavi and other Open Source products such as nmap, Wireshark and MRTG. He has taught and presented at numerous Colleges/Universities, public forums and private classes to thousands of analysts since 1999.

Tony has worked in various roles ranging from project management, network design, consulting, troubleshooting, designing customized courses and assisting with installing equipment, those daunting datacenter clean-ups and network migration projects.

Mike Pennacchi

Mike is a specialist in diagnosing network related problems. Over the last 13 years he has been troubleshooting network slowdown related issues and helping his customers find the cause of these problems. One of the most note worthy projects Mike has worked on is the optimization of the Pentagon networks after the events on 9/11. Since 1997 he has been an instructor at Interop.

Phill Shade

An innovative IT and Security Professional with over 31 years of practical experience in diverse networking and technological areas. Phill Shade is an expert in Security and Forensics Analysis/Threat Recognition and Remediation/Systems Integration and Implementation/Network and Protocol Analysis and Optimization/Project Management and Development.

With extensive knowledge in all aspects of network and security analysis, design, troubleshooting, optimization and administration, Phill is a trusted consultant and forensics investigator.

Expertise: Network Forensic Analysis, Network Security Analysis, Network and Protocol Analysis (Ethernet, Gigabit, Wireless, VoIP), Network Infrastructure Design and Analysis.

About the Quiz

What is the Heroes of Packet Analysis Quiz?
The Heroes of Packet Analysis Quiz is an annual quiz, hosted by Profitap with the goal of challenging and educating participants in the area of packet analysis and network visibility. All Heroes of Packet Analysis have years of networking experience and are experts in their field. Join the quiz and match your skills with those of the Heroes themselves.
Who can participate?
The Contest is open to everyone worldwide who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the date of entry. Excluded from eligibility are the directors, employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor, Profitap, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities“), and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.
How to join the Quiz?

From the start of the quiz, every week a new question will be released. Make sure to follow Profitap and the heroes on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook so you do not miss a single question!

What is the Prize?
One lucky winner will be awarded a $500 amazon gift card and a chance to be our Honorary Packet Analysis Hero!

For more information about the quiz, check our Terms and Conditions.

Another day, another quiz! 

The Heroes of Packet Analysis have teamed up again and prepared a few challenges for you. The winner will take a Grand Prize of $500 Amazon Gift Card and become an honorary Superhero. 

Good luck, and may the packets be forever in your favor. 

 

Meet the Packet Analysis Heroes

Introducing our Packet Analysis Heroes!

We have the pleasure of working with many packet analysis experts. All of them contribute greatly to their own fields by sharing knowledge on network forensics, network troubleshooting, cyber security and much more.

Brad Palm

Brad is a problem solver and a convergent thinker that looks forward to challenges in bridging the physical and virtual worlds. Highly skilled at analyzing and navigating the IT risks that are inherent when adopting technologies, he is motivated to work with dynamic, fast-paced, high-performing teams.

Brad is operating BruteForce, a digital security and network analysis consulting firm. Their solution stack consists of building resilient architectures with DevOps principles, pressure testing and breaking those designs to constantly improve and harden them, and then actively defending and hunting their environments for continued mission accomplishment.

Expertise: DevOps/Security Engineer focused on IT solutions enabling resiliency. Passionate about build, break, hunt!

Chris Greer

Supporting clients in several regions of the USA, Latin America, and Caribbean, Chris assists IT professionals in resolving the root cause of network and application performance problems. This is primarily done by reading and interpreting trace files with the Wireshark analyzer.

Expertise: Protocol Analysis Consulting, Technical Training, Network Architecture.

Jasper Bongertz

Jasper Bongertz is a Senior Technical Consultant for Airbus Defence and Space CyberSecurity. He started working freelance in 1992 when he began studying computer science at the Technical University of Aachen, eventually moving to Airbus to focus on IT security, Incident Response and Network Forensics. He runs a blog about network analysis topics at blog.packet-foo.com and can be found on Twitter at @packetjay.

Expertise: Network Forensics, Incident Response, CERT Operations, Network Security Monitoring (NSM/IDS/IPS), Network Troubleshooting and Analysis, Network Attack Mitigation Strategies.

Sake Blok

Sake has been analyzing packets for over 15 years. While working for a reseller of networking equipment, he discovered many bugs in devices from multiple vendors and presented his findings to the vendors to fix the issues. He also discovered many configuration issues that have led to functional problems or performance issues in applications running over the network. These issues were then resolved based on the reports presented to his customers. In 2009, Sake started the company SYN-bit to provide Network Analysis and troubleshooting services to enterprises with a complex IT infrastructure.

During his work Sake started developing functionality for Wireshark. Things that he missed while working with Wireshark in his day-to-day job. He also enhanced multiple protocol dissectors to suit his analysis needs. In 2007 Sake was asked by Gerald to join the Wireshark Core Development team.

Expertise: Relational therapist for computer systems, Wireshark core developer.

Tony Fortunato

Tony Fortunato is a Senior Network Performance Specialist with experience in design, implementation and troubleshooting networks since 1989. His background in networking started with design, support and implementation of financial trading floor networks and ISP's where he integrated and supported various vendors' equipment.

Tony works with a variety of products from Cisco, Ubiquiti, Microsoft, Profitap, NetScout, Viavi and other Open Source products such as nmap, Wireshark and MRTG. He has taught and presented at numerous Colleges/Universities, public forums and private classes to thousands of analysts since 1999.

Tony has worked in various roles ranging from project management, network design, consulting, troubleshooting, designing customized courses and assisting with installing equipment, those daunting datacenter clean-ups and network migration projects.

Mike Pennacchi

Mike is a specialist in diagnosing network related problems. Over the last 13 years he has been troubleshooting network slowdown related issues and helping his customers find the cause of these problems. One of the most note worthy projects Mike has worked on is the optimization of the Pentagon networks after the events on 9/11. Since 1997 he has been an instructor at Interop.

Phill Shade

An innovative IT and Security Professional with over 31 years of practical experience in diverse networking and technological areas. Phill Shade is an expert in Security and Forensics Analysis/Threat Recognition and Remediation/Systems Integration and Implementation/Network and Protocol Analysis and Optimization/Project Management and Development.

With extensive knowledge in all aspects of network and security analysis, design, troubleshooting, optimization and administration, Phill is a trusted consultant and forensics investigator.

Expertise: Network Forensic Analysis, Network Security Analysis, Network and Protocol Analysis (Ethernet, Gigabit, Wireless, VoIP), Network Infrastructure Design and Analysis.

About the Quiz

What is the Heroes of Packet Analysis Quiz?
The Heroes of Packet Analysis Quiz is an annual quiz, hosted by Profitap with the goal of challenging and educating participants in the area of packet analysis and network visibility. All Heroes of Packet Analysis have years of networking experience and are experts in their field. Join the quiz and match your skills with those of the Heroes themselves.
Who can participate?
The Contest is open to everyone worldwide who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the date of entry. Excluded from eligibility are the directors, employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor, Profitap, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities“), and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.
How to join the Quiz?

From the start of the quiz, every week a new question will be released. Make sure to follow Profitap and the heroes on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook so you do not miss a single question! If you’ve just found out about the quiz, don’t worry.

What is the Prize?
One lucky winner will be awarded a $500 amazon gift card and a chance to be our Honorary Packet Analysis Hero!

For more information about the quiz, check our Terms and Conditions.