Ryan is a Senior Director at the Center for Internet (CIS), a nonprofit organization focused on improving cyber security for public and private sector entities. Ryan is responsible for identifying new opportunities to improve global cyber security and new partnerships for sharing CIS best practices and resources. Ryan also advises the membership on key areas such as insurance, regulation, and new developments around compliance. As part of those responsibilities, Ryan led the development of template policy for NYS DFS regulations that are being used by hundreds of exempted entities across the North East.
Prior to his work at CIS, Ryan served as Director of the New York State Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security. While serving as Committee Director, Ryan led and advised state legislators in developing statewide policies and legislation pertaining to homeland security and veterans, established the Homeland Security Business Roundtable, which brought together leaders of Fortune 500 companies and senior state public safety officials to collaborate on the development of security and disaster preparation policies, and represented the State Senate on the development of legislation that established New York State’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).
Ryan holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University at Albany’s Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, specializing in Public Safety, a GIAC Critical Controls Certification, and a GIAC Security Leadership Certification. While he has presented in over 25 states and travelled to almost all 50, he prefers being home in upstate New York with his beautiful wife, wonderful kids and crazy dog.