Ron Taylor has been in the Information Security field for almost 20 years. Ten of those years were spent in consulting, where he gained experience in many areas. 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 (PSIRT), where his focus was mostly on penetration testing of Cisco products and services. Ron 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. In his current role, he is a Consulting Systems Engineer specializing in Cisco's security product line. Certifications include GPEN, GWEB, GCIA, GCIH, GWAPT, RHCE, CCSP, CCNA, CISSP, and MCSE. Ron is also a Cisco Security Blackbelt, SANS mentor, co-founder and president of the Raleigh BSides Security Conference, and member of the Packet Hacking Village team at Defcon.