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Mark P. Lige  
Mark P. Lige, B.Sc., MBA, CISSP
Principal Consultant & Co-Founder
Mark has specialized in delivering one-time and ongoing Vulnerability Assessment services for the past 15 years, and has over 24 years of experience in telecommunications and networking.

Prior to his current role as an IT security professional, Mark worked as Director of Product Management at a networking firm in San Jose, California offering specialized hardware and software for optimizing traffic flow routing across multiple ISP connections for maximum availability and performance. Prior to this he was involved in the founding and/or development of four technology companies in the San Francisco Bay area, all in the networking and e-commerce fields.

From 1995 to 2000, Mark worked for Deloitte Consulting as a Manager in their technology infrastructure group. In this capacity he delivered professional consulting services in the design and implementation of leading edge computing and networking technologies for regional and global Fortune 500 clients in the United States and Canada.

Mark holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree With Distinction in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Toronto - Trinity College, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Mark E. Snyder  
Mark E. Snyder, B. Eng., EET
Principal Consultant & Co-Founder
Mark has over 18 years of experience in network and systems engineering, specializing in the design and implementation of perimeter and network infrastructures. Most recently, Mark worked as a Technical Consultant for a major telecommunications

 provider in San Francisco, California, and provided network and server architecture design services to corporations across the United States.

From June 2000 to May 2001, Mark worked as an Infrastructure Architect for VisionPlanner, a Mountain View, California-based corporation with a branch office in Bangalore, India. His roles included leading the technical development of VisionPlanner’s ASP solution, which involved designing the network and server architectures and managing multiple competitive procurement cycles to source the necessary data center services and equipment. Mark also managed VisionPlanner’s corporate technology deployment, which involved traveling to India to implement their development lab's network and computing infrastructures.

From May 1999 to June 2000, Mark worked for Deloitte Consulting as a Consultant in their technology infrastructure group, delivering professional consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (Communications Option) from the University of Victoria, and Technologist and Technician Diplomas in Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology, both from RCC College of Technology in Toronto.

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