Ryan has a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Technology from Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU) with an emphasis on Networking and Security. He also minored in both Philosophy and Humanities, which further strengthens his skill sets, both as a security professional and as a leader. As the President of RedTeam, Ryan oversees operations, which includes managing a team of consultants, performing security testing, and providing security guidance to customers. Previous to his role with RedTeam Security, Ryan led the Application Security program at Fair Isaac (FICO).

Ryan holds the Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) Chartered Foundational Level (SCF) certification.

Ryan ensures he is able to stay current on all things cybersecurity thanks to several organizations. He is a member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the SANS Securing the Human (STH) Advisory board, the Information Security and Risk Management Professional Science Masters (ISRM PRM) program advisory board at MNSU, an executive council member of the Minnesota Cyber Careers Consortium (MNC3), is a member of the local chapter of the SABSA World Congress, and is a founding member of the SABSA Institute.

Ryan has appeared on ABC News, Business Insider, Tech Insider and has been quoted in Los Angeles Times, Bringmethenews, the Star Tribune, and speaks at a variety of security events.

When he isn’t busy breaking into things or talking about Information Security, Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family and playing games, of both the video and board variety. If you’re ever in the mood to get smoked in a game of Settlers of Catan, he’s your guy.