Matthew David Sarrel is currently Executive Director of Sarrel Group, an editorial services, product test lab, and information technology consulting company. He is a Contributing Editor for PC Magazine as well as Tech/Games Editor and Technical Director for YRB Magazine. Mr. Sarrel is also a technical writer and game/product reviewer. Previously, Mr. Sarrel was a technical director for PC Magazine Labs, where he led all testing conducted by the Applications, Enterprise and Development Software, OS and Utilities, Network Infrastructure and Wireless LAN teams. Prior to joining PC Magazine, Mr. Sarrel served as Vice President of Engineering and IS Manager at two Internet startups. Prior to his experiences in the world of Internet startups, Mr. Sarrel spent almost 10 years providing IT solutions in medical research settings, beginning his career as a network administrator and ultimately serving as Director of IT for the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center and CIO for the HIV Educational Exchange for Healthcare Workers in Vietnam project. Mr. Sarrel has earned a BA (History) from Cornell University, an MPH (Epidemiology) from Columbia University, and is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mr. Sarrel has written for and spoken to numerous international audiences about information technology and information security. He participated as an expert in two Federal Trade Commission workshops, one about spam in 2003 and one about spyware in 2004.
Matt has established himself as a small business technology expert and entrepreneur. He is also a network, information, and physical security expert. He is a passionate gamer and audiophile. He brings all of this together in his writings, lectures, and consultancy.