Ernesto Ballasteros

JD, MS, CISSP, CISA, Security +

Ernesto Ballesteros is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Security and Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Leadership Management (CIAML) at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), San Antonio – a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE). Professor Ballesteros received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Information Systems and Security from OLLU in 2005 and 2007, respectively, in addition to receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2015. Previously, Professor Ballesteros served as the Information Security Officer (ISO) for Jefferson Bank of San Antonio, Texas, where he ensured that enterprise information security governance assured the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets in compliance with both federal and state laws. As a first-year law student, Professor Ballesteros created Top-Down Security Solutions, LLC., a private information security consulting company, where he had the privilege of providing consulting services for Verizon Communication Inc. (Verizon) and its subsidiaries as a subcontractor for Omnikron, Inc. Professor Ballesteros holds the following professional certifications:

• Computer Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (ID# 17136337);

• Computer Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (ID# 307695); and

• CompTIA Security+ (ID# COMP001005265111).

Professor Ballesteros teaches in the following areas:

• Systems Administration and Security;

• Network Design and Security;

• Digital Forensic Investigations;

• Information Security and Risk Management; and More.

Professor Ballesteros has the following research interests:

• International Cyber Crime and Warfare Law;

• Electronic Discovery and Digital Forensic Investigations;

• Computer and Data Privacy Law; and

• Intellectual Property Law.

My Sessions

Information Security & Ethics: Broad Overview

Port San Antonio, Duncan Theatre, 300 Mabry, San Antonio, TX, 78226

What is “information security”? Confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation; Defense in depth; and Risk management. Common Threats to Information Assets Malware; Social engineering; Insider threat; Theft; User error; and Ransomware. Common Vulnerabilities of Information Assets Insufficient access controls Patch management Misuse of information assets Lack of awareness and/or education Information Security Risk Assessments Identification of […]