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Omar Santos, CISSP No. 463598, is a principal engineer in the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) within the Cisco Security Research and Operations. He mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of security vulnerabilities in all Cisco products, including cloud services. Omar has been working with information technology and cybersecurity since the mid-1990s. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the U.S. government. He is an active member of the security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standard bodies. Omar holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), among other certifications. Omar is the author of several books, numerous whitepapers, and articles and has delivered technical presentations at many conferences. You can follow Omar on Twitter: @santosomar.

Aaron Woland, CCIE No. 20113, is a principal engineer in the Cisco Security Business Group and works with Cisco’s largest customers all over the world. His primary job responsibilities include secure access and identity deployments with ISE, solution enhancements, standards development, and futures. Aaron joined Cisco in 2005 and is currently a member of numerous security advisory boards and standards body working groups. Prior to joining Cisco, Aaron spent 12 years as a consultant and technical trainer. Aaron is the author of CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide and the Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access books. Aaron is a member of the Hall of Fame for distinguished speakers at Cisco Live, and is a security columnist for Network World, where he blogs on all things related to identity. His other certifications include GHIC, GSEC, Certified Ethical Hacker, MCSE, VCP, CCSP, CCNP, CCDP, and many other industry certifications. You can follow Aaron on Twitter: @aaronwoland.

Mason Harris, CCIE No. 5916, is a technical solutions architect for Cisco focusing on data center security architectures with Cisco's 20 largest customers. Mason has more than 22 years in information technology and is one the few individuals in the world who has attained five CCIE certifications. A Cisco veteran of more than 15 years, he also holds the SANS GPEN and VCP certifications. When not thinking about security topics, Mason can be found backpacking on long trails or at home with his family. A lifelong UNC Tarheels fan, he holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master's degree from NC State University with a minor in Arabic.