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Ronald Mendell

Austin, Texas, United States


Writing Experience:

• Book Author: Four books since 1994. The Quiet Threat: Fighting Industrial Espionage in America is being typeset (Charles C. Thomas 2003). The latest title published by Charles C. Thomas, 2000, How to Do Financial Asset Investigations, 2nd edition. Previous titles were Investigating Computer Crime, 1998 and How to Conduct Business Investigations, 1997. Did own online research and indexing.
• Technical Editing: Technical reviewer for Prentice Hall’s Windows XP Security (2001).
• Contract Technical Writing: Corporate Espionage (co-author), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas, 1999, A course designed to address trade secret security.
• Magazine Writing: Contributions to Security Management magazine, PI Magazine, and Executive Update: “Protecting Sensitive Information,” September 2000. Latest magazine article: a book review of RSA Cryptography in Security Management, October 2001.
• Latest Web Articles: “Vulnerable Databases: Sleuthing with AWK and SQL” on and “Three-Dog Night and Windows 2000 (Reflections on Kerberos)” and “Incident Management” for (all in 2001).
• Awards: Article “Can Security Pierce the Electronic Veil?” won the Society of Business Press Editors’ National Award for Editorial Excellence (January 1998, Security Management).

Interests: Computer Crime, Security, Investigations, Business Intelligence, Industrial Espionage

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • How to Conduct Business Investigations and Corporate Intelligence Gathering
  • Investigating Computer Crime: A Primer for Security Managers
  • How to Do Financial Asset Investigations 2nd ed.