Kureli Sankar is an engineer supporting Cisco's firewall team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Her team supports the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance, Firewall Services Module, Cisco Security Manager, the Content Security and Control module, and the Zone Based Firewall module in Cisco IOS Software. Prior to joining Cisco, Sankar worked for the John Morrell Co., where she was the network administrator in charge of the company's enterprise network covering 27 locations in the United States. She also was an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, teaching undergraduate level networking courses. Sankar holds an engineering degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichirappalli, India, and holds CCSP and CCIE Security #35505 certifications.