About the Author

Alexandre M. S. P. Moraes started working for Cisco Brazil as a Systems Engineer back in 1998.  He mainly focuses in projects that involve Security and VPN, Routing Protocol Design, Campus Design and MPLS Networks Design. During his last period at Cisco Brasil, Alexandre worked as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Security. Other topics of interest are Multicast Routing, Data Center Switching and IPv6.


  • CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional)
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • CCIE #6063 (Routing & Switching, Security, Service Provider)


  • Cisco Firewalls (Concepts, design and deployment for Cisco Stateful Firewall solutions) –  [Cisco Press, 2011]


  • Networkers Brazil (2001, 2005, 2008, 2010) – presented a total of 08 sessions on Security-related topics.
  • Cisco Live US – Las Vegas (2011)
  • Cisco Live Europe – London (2012)
  • Cisco Plus Brazil – Rio de Janeiro (2012)
  • Cisco Live US – San Diego (2012)
  • Cisco Live Europe – London (2013)
  • Cisco Live US – Orlando (2013)


  • Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Brazil: Electronics Engineering
  • Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brazil: Mathematics (MSc), Group Theory


  • Portuguese (native), English, French, Spanish, Italian (basic)

Other Interests

  • Mathematics (mainly Synthetic Geometry and Trigonometry)
  • Philosophy, Psychology and other topics related to the Human soul.
  • Travelling and learning foreign languages
  • Wine Tasting and Pairing. Wine Tourism.

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