Speakers

Ron Chestang

Ron Chestang

  • Senior IT Security Consultant
  • HP, Inc.

Ron joined HP, Inc. from one of the big four consulting firms where he performed IT Security consulting in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston, Texas. Ron also has over 15 years’ experience as a Cyber Officer in the US Air Force where he received the nation’s most comprehensive cyber security training and the highest level AF security certifications. During his tenure with the AF, Ron participated in numerous cyber exercises and operations including wartime cyber efforts coordinating defense of the nation’s top secret information and coordinating offensive efforts. Bringing his cyber warfare background to the private sector, Ron helps organizations understand that the fight against threat actors is a war between cyber security professionals and cyber criminals as well as bring light to the booming business of cyber corporate espionage.

Ron has numerous industry Cyber Security Certifications including the EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler, and the ISACA Certified Information Security Manger Certification. He has spent years on the front lines of cyber warfare providing cyber resilience for the nation’s top information.
Ron Also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa which is key in understanding the business needs related to cyber security. Spending five years in Hawaii also makes him and expert on emerging threats in the Pacific Rim.