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Joseph Mlodzianowski is a CCIE, CISSP, information security aficionado, and adventurer; he started multiple events and villages at RSA Conference, DEF CON, and Black Hat, among others, including founding the Red Team Village. He has been in the information technology security field for more than 25 years working in cybersecurity, infrastructure, networking, systems, design, offense, and defense. Joseph is currently a cybersecurity architect for Cisco Managed and Intelligence Services. He spent more than 12 years at the Department of Defense as an operator, principal cyber engineer, and SME designing and deploying complex technologies in support of missions around the world. He has consulted, investigated, and provided support for multiple federal agencies during the past 15 years. Joseph continues to contribute to content, reviews, and editing in the certification testing and curriculum process. Joseph spent almost 15 years in the energy sector, supporting refineries, pipelines, and chemical plants, specializing in ICS/SCADA industrial control networks, and building data centers. Joseph holds a broad range of certifications, including the Cisco CCIE, CNE, CSNA, CNSS-4012, CISSP, ITILv4, MCSE, NSA IAM and IEM, OIAC1180, FEMA IS-00317, Aruba ACMA, First Responder, Hazmat Certified, Member of Bexar County Sheriffs Office CERT, and Certified Hacking Investigator. He also is a founding contributor to the CyManII (Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute) Supply Chain. He is a member of Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3aawg) and founder of the Texas Cyber Summit, a nonprofit. He believes in giving back to the community and supporting nonprofits. More information on Joseph and his training classes can be found at CyberLearningPath.org.


Eduardo (Eddie) Mendonca is a 23-year Cisco veteran whose current role is cybersecurity technical solutions architect in the Cisco security channel team. Before joining the security channel team, Eddie served as a technical leader on the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) infrastructure development team. Eddie authored several infrastructure features in ISE, including the installation framework, upgrade and patching framework, OS layer IPv6 support, NIC Bonding, Secure Boot, and RootPatch kit. Eddie holds various technical certifications, including CISSP and Cisco DevNet. He also holds U.S. Patent US8250630: Detecting Unauthorized Computer Access. Eddie holds a bachelors degree in computer science from Fresno State University and is based out of Clovis, California.


Nicholas Kelly has worked for more than 25 years in the cybersecurity industry. He has worked in the private sector, in diplomatic security for the U.S. Department of State, and in volunteer capacity. He currently leads a team of Security Architects at Cisco, whose mission is to provide technical enablement to partners and customers. He is the author of the Leon Catwalk Caliber cyberpunk noir series of novels

and comics and hosts several podcasts. Nick works alongside the Innocent Lives Foundation, a non-profit, non-vigilante organization that identifies child predators and helps to bring them to justice. He resides in Virginia with his wife, son, and rotating roster of rescued fur babies.