Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner is the Director of Cybersecurity Studies at Bellevue University. He has over 25 years of corporate and military experience in IT and Security and has worked for HDR, TD Ameritrade, ConAgra Foods, Mutual of Omaha, CSG Systems and the State of Nebraska.

Ron earned a B.S. from Michigan State University and a M.S. from Syracuse University. He was awarded the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2001, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) in 2014, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Toastmasters Advanced Communicator and Leader designations. He is the Air Force Association CyberPatriot 2013-2014 Mentor of the Year for his work with high school cybersecurity competitions. He loves to talk to others who are passionate about security and privacy.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ron Woerner and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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