Ron Taylor has been in the Information Security field for over 20 years working in various areas focusing on both offense and defensive security roles. Ten of those years were spent in consulting. In 2008, he joined the Cisco Global Certification Team as an SME in Information Assurance. In 2012, he moved into a position with the Security Research & Operations group, where his focus was mostly on penetration testing of Cisco products and services. He was also involved in developing and presenting security training to internal development and test teams globally. Additionally, he provided consulting support to many product teams as an SME on product security testing. He then spent some time as an Incident Manager for the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). His current role is a Security Architect specializing in Cisco’s security product line. He has held a number of industry certifications including GPEN, GWEB, GCIA, GCIH, GWAPT, RHCE, CCSP, CCNA, CISSP, Pentest+ and MCSE. Ron has also authored books and video courses, teaches, and is an active member of the security community where he is involved in organizing a number of cybersecurity conferences.