Eli Sowash is a seasoned IT professional who found himself taking on the challenges of Information Security almost completely by accident. Making his way through the technical field as a small-business consultant, network administrator, software tester, support resource, and tech engineer has left him with a unique understanding of the challenges of IT from the outside in, and the application of a troubleshooting methodology to more than just technology. To Eli, Information Security issues are simply more technical nuts to crack, and he applies a practical and pragmatic approach to solving them. Until recently, Eli held the position of Director of Information Security for JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, a 1B east coast menswear retailer. He has recently decided to further diversify his IT Security experience by supporting the Division of Information Systems Security and Operations for the Social Security Administration through Computer Sciences Corporation. Eli currently holds Security+, CISM, and CISSP credentials, among others.