Ron Taylor has been in the information security field for almost 20 years. In 2008, he joined the Cisco Global Certification Team as an SME in DoD information assurance. In 2012, he moved into a position with the Security Research and Operations group, where his focus was mostly on penetration testing of Cisco products and services. 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 solutions. He has held a number of industry certifications including GPEN, GWEB, GCIA, GCIH, GWAPT, RHCE, CCSP, CCNA, CISSP, and MCSE. Taylor has also authored books and video courses and is an active member of the cybersecurity community.