Mark's Latest Novel, Rogue Code: The third book in Mark’s Jeff Aiken technothriller series was published on May 20. In Rogue Code, Jeff is hired to penetration test the New York Stock Exchange. When he reaches the heart of the trading engine he discovers malware that’s manipulating trades to skim money while blending in with high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithms. He’s accused of hacking and goes on the run in a race against the clock to clear his name and prevent a multi-billion dollar heist that could cause the collapse of the US financial system. As with his previous novels, Mark doesn’t compromise technical accuracy while building a thrilling story. Rogue Code is available in Audible, ebook, and hard cover versions.
Mark’s TechEd Presentations: Mark delivered five top-rated and top-attended presentations at TechEd North America this year. They included: his latest edition of the ever-popular “Case of the Unexplained” on Windows troubleshooting; a new “Malware Hunting with the Sysinternals Tools” that highlights the latest malware trends; a presentation with Nathan Ide on pass-the-hash mitigations introduced in Windows 8.1; a talk on Azure’s security architecture and its design for hostile multitenancy; and a wide-ranging conversation with IT Pro luminary Mark Minasi on cloud computing trends and considerations. If you missed being there in person, you can watch them now on demand at the TechEd webcast site.