About the Author

Laura Chappell is the Founder of Wireshark University (www.wiresharkU.com) and Chappell University (www.chappellU.com) and a self-admitted "packet geek" as well as a highly-energetic speaker and author of numerous industry titles on network communications, analysis and security. Nicknamed “Glenda, the Good Witch,” Laura has presented to thousands of State, Federal and international law enforcement officers, judicial members, engineers, network administrators, technicians and developers.

Ms. Chappell is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) and an Associate Member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since 1989. Her blend of humor, personal experiences, energy and clarity have earned her a top spot as an industry speaker at Microsoft, Novell, Hewlett-Packard, High Technology Crime Investigation Association and US Court conferences.

In 2007, Ms. Chappell founded Wireshark University, an educational firm devoted to teaching the art of wiretapping/communications interception, network forensics, digital deception and decoys, traceback and reconnaissance.

Laura’s network analysis, troubleshooting and security training is available online through the All Access Pass at chappellU.com and through customized online/onsite analysis and training.

Ms. Chappell’s clients include the US Navy, US Arsenal, US Appeals Court, Apple, Hong Kong Police Department, Lockheed Martin, Cisco Systems, Apple, Netflix, Polycom, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP, United Bank of Switzerland, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, McAfee Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Northern Indiana Power Company, CapitalOne Financial Services, City of Canberra (Australia), Macau Police Department, Australian High Tech Crime Centre, Fidelity National Information Services, the City of San Francisco and several unnamed Federal agencies.

If you are interested in bringing Laura onsite for training or to your next industry event, contact us.




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All Access Pass (AAP)

Purchase a one-year subscription to join Laura Chappell for online pre-recorded and live Wireshark training events.

The AAP Portal offers a tracking and CPE credit system to indicate where you are in a course and the number of CPE credits achieved.

Train online on your own schedule.

All Access Pass members are invited to special live online events, as well. These events highlight new products, tools or techniques in network analysis.

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