Ron is a retired US Air Force officer and enlisted person with over 20 years of experience in information technology and information assurance, from software development and system administration to security analysis and security operations. Ron is currently a senior security analyst for Rackspace Managed Security in San Antonio, working in their customer Security Operations Center hunting for attacker activity and responding to attacks daily. Ron has been a security instructor since 2010, sharing his experiences at multiple security operations centers, both military and commercial, and various consulting clients including NASA, oil and gas, and construction industry companies. Ron teaches the three core classes for the GSE and the STI Masters program - SEC401, SEC503 and SEC504. When not thinking about attackers and defenses, Ron spends his time looking for yet another craft cider he hasn't tried and apologizing to his dance partners.