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Steve Riley is a product manager in Microsoft's Security Business Unit in Redmond, Washington, USA. Steve specializes in network and host security, communication protocols, network design, and information security policies and process. His customers include various ISPs and ASPs around the United States, as well as traditional enterprise IT customers, for whom he has conducted security assessments and risk analyses, deployed technologies for prevention and detection, and designed highly-available network architectures. A router-rooter almost from birth, Steve grew up in networking and telecommunications; the simple telephone still provides endless hours of exploratory joy. Steve is a frequent and popular speaker at Microsoft conferences. Besides lurking in the Internet's dark alleys and secret passages, he enjoys mountain biking, clubbing and the occasional rave, freely sharing his opinions about the intersection of technology and culture, and hanging with his family and friends in the center of the universe otherwise known as Seattle, Washington.