Omar Santos (lead author of the series) is an active member of the cyber security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standards bodies. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures. Omar is the author of more than a dozen books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cyber security vulnerabilities. Additional information about Omar’s current projects can be found at omarsantos.io, and you can follow Omar on Twitter: @santosomar
Chris McCoy is a technical leader in Cisco's Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG). He has over 20 years of experience in the networking and security industry. He has a passion for computer security, finding flaws in mission-critical systems, and designing mitigations to thwart motivated and resourceful adversaries. He was formerly with Spirent Communications and the U.S. Air Force. He is CCIE certified in the Routing and Switching and Service Provider tracks, which he has held for over 10 years.
Jon Sternstein is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Stern Security, a security company focused on healthcare and credit union industries. Jon has been a lead contributor to securing a wide variety of organizations in healthcare, education, finance, legal, and government industries throughout his 13+ years in the security field. Prior to forming Stern Security, Jon Sternstein was the Security Officer at a large healthcare organization. Jon has created security departments and developed security architectures from the ground up. He has a strong passion for cyber security, educating others, and delivering solutions that allow organizations to operate seamlessly.
Jon Sternstein is an active leader in the security industry. He co-chairs the Privacy and Security Workgroup at the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA). Jon was the former President of the BSides Raleigh Security conference.
Jon Sternstein actively works on both the offensive and defensive sides of the security industry. He graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science, minor in Business Studies, and holds the following security certifications: GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and more. In addition to the certifications, Jon has won Ethical Hacking Competition awards. He has presented at many conferences including: DerbyCon, BSides Raleigh, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA), NCHICA Annual, and the Academic Medical Center (AMC) conferences. Jon Sternstein has been a featured Cyber Security Expert on ABC News, WRAL News, and Business North Carolina Magazine. Stern Security's website: https://www.sternsecurity.com
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
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