Ryan is a subject matter expert in areas of network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis and social engineering. Ryan directed technical operations and built and secured large networks for the financial and telecommunications industries, whose area of focus covers 6 countries: consisting of 3 data centers and 8 regional offices. In his 10 years running operations in a company that grew through M&A activities, acquiring, integrating, and standardizing operations, he developed a deep understanding and insight into fundamental flaws present in a wide variety of enterprise environments.
He is now the Chief Operating Officer and Open Source Intelligence trainer for Social-Engineer, LLC and runs operations during penetration tests and exercises with their clients, as well as managing client relationships. Ryan is a multiyear Blackhat conference trainer and DEFCON SEVillage speaker regarding social engineering and open source intelligence gathering.