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    PO Box 10194
    San Rafael, California 94925 

    Seth T. Ross is a Marin-based computer security specialist who is currently employed by PC Guardian.


    • Author — UNIX System Security Tools, McGraw-Hill, 1999
    • Author — Netdictionary (, 1997
    • Editor/Publisher — The Newbie's Guide to the Microsoft Network, by Michael Lehman, Albion Books, 1995
    • Editor/Publisher — Netiquette, by Virginia Shea, Albion Books, 1994
    • Author — Taking the Next Step: The Buyer's Guide to NeXTSTEP Computing, Albion Books, 1993


    • UNIX system administration — shell scripts, TCP/IP networking
    • UNIX security tools — Tripwire, Swatch, COPS, Crack, etc.
    • Web development — HTML, JavaScript, HomeSite, some Perl
    • Mail server management — Internet mailing lists, sendmail
    • Book production — FrameMaker


    • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, May 1986
    • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • Concentration: English and Creative Writing

    EXPERIENCE, San Francisco, Calif. (1993-1999)

    • Founder of a computer book and Internet publishing firm, one of the first Internet-based businesses
    • Responsible for business and editorial planning, product development, online programming, and sales
    • Administer network of UNIX systems; responsible for establishing Internet connectivity, security, and the management of Internet mailing lists
    • Webmaster since 1993; lead the development of Java applets; implemented electronic commerce solutions including online ordering, subscriptions, and banner ads
    • Successfully managed key vendor relationships, including a multi-year contract with Microsoft Corporation

    Contributing Editor — NeXTWORLD magazine, San Francisco, Calif. (1990-1994)

    • Worked closely with IDG editorial staff from conception through retirement
    • Authored feature-length product round-ups, numerous hardware and software reviews, and articles on UNIX system administration and the Internet

    Communications ConsultantElectric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif. (1991-93)

    • Managed the production of technical and engineering documents, including 400 critical technology transfer publications
    • Responsible for hiring and managing writers, editors, designers, and printers

    Curriculum DirectorThe Fairfax Lectern, San Anselmo, Calif. (1987-91)

    • Established electronic publishing system for educational publishing company
    • Completed numerous writing and instructional design assignments

    Investigative ReporterThe Coastal Post, Bolinas, Calif. (1987-89)

    • Reported hard news on the environment and politics for a Marin newsweekly