Steven Chimes

Joseph Muñiz (Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP), is a Technical Solutions Architect and researcher at Cisco. He has extensive experience designing security solutions for Fortune® 500 corporations and the US Government, and his role gives him strong visibility into the latest cybersecurity trends. He runs The Security Blogger website (, a popular resource for security and product implementation, and has spoken on security topics at Cisco Live. Muñiz is lead author of Investigating the Cyber Breach: The Digital Forensics Guide for the Network Engineer and Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining your SOC; co-author of CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Official Cert Guide; and lead presenter of CCNP Security Cisco Identify Services Engine SISE 300-715 Complete Video Course

James Risler (CCIE, CISSP), Senior Manager of Security Content Engineering at Cisco, oversees security course development at Cisco. He works to educate organizations on cybersecurity topics including threat defense, virtual private networks, and firewall configuration. He has 25+ years of IT experience, has launched and managed several firms, worked for Walt Disney World and other major companies, taught security courses as a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI), and consulted with Fortune® 500 companies and government agencies. A distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, he holds an MBA from the University of Tampa. 

Steven Chimes (CCIE Security #35525) is a Security Architect focused on security designs in large and complex environments at Cisco's largest customers. He has over 10 years in the networking and cyber-security fields as both a practitioner and consultant, and holds certifications ranging from CCDP to CISSP, VCP to MCITP.