Ryan is the director of Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence team, responsible for collection, analysis and production of intelligence on adversaries targeting organizations around the world. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks Ryan served as Senior Manager in Verisign’s iDefense Threat Intelligence service. His area of expertise is detecting and identifying actors and groups conducting cyber-crime and cyber-espionage operations. Ryan is a contributing author to the book Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, and primary author of Cyber Security Essentials. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Iowa State University, and a Master of Science degree in security informatics from The Johns Hopkins University.