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GNO ISACA Workshop - Thursday August 10 2017 (4:30pm-5:30pm) - at East Jefferson Regional Library

Topic – Windows Penetration Testing

Windows Penetration Testing covers concepts, tools, and techniques for conducting a penetration test.  This presentation will give you an overview of ethical hacking concepts, penetration testing methods and determining the most effective penetration tool for the desired goal.  Techniques and tools will be discussed for penetration testing, including information gathering, initial access, reconnaissance and enumeration, and access and persistence.

In this educational presentation, Ricardo Mesa will share: (1) Organizational Penetration Testing ,(2) Results from a Cybersecurity assessment engagement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and (3) Types of Penetration Testing.

Speaker's Biography

Ricardo Mesa is currently serving the Jefferson Parish Library as the IT Network Supervisor.  He is responsible for the Network and Server infrastructure at 17 library locations in Jefferson Parish.  He is a Visionary Information Technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience and 16+ years’ local and federal government experience in Network Management, Administration and Telecommunications infrastructure. Skilled with a variety of network operating systems, hardware, software, networks, servers, workstations, LANs, WANs, fiber optics and a variety of peripherals. Former U.S. Army Systems Analyst with specialized direction in Information Systems Administration and Security.

Ricardo also teaches Office and technology classes at the Jefferson Parish Library.  He is a life-long learner and likes to learn new things.  He stays on top of technology by completing course work in Cybersecurity, Cisco UCS, Data Center and IP Telephony.  He recently completed the Cisco CICD/CIVND and ACUCC courses. 

Ricardo is a recent member of Toastmasters International, specifically District 68,  a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals grow in their communication and leadership skills while improving their self-confidence.  He is a member of the Spanish & English Bilingual club. 
Ricardo holds a AS in Computer Programming, and a BS in Information Technology.   Some of the certifications that Ricardo possesses are MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CNE, Dell, Citrix, Oracle, A+, and Network+.