Hi, I'm Ryan and Cybersecurity is my passion
I love using data to solve security problems and I believe that adversarial disruption and cyber deception are ways to affect real change in the industry.I'm currently working at Meta (fka FACEBOOK) to help protect over 2 billion users from malware threats. I work to uncover new malware (especially on Android and iOS) that targets our users and to design scaled detection methods and industry/Internet-wide proposals to combat malware in a more general sense and improve the overall security of the Internet.From 2008-2020, I was a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a Field Artillery Officer. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 as a HIMARS Platoon Leader and deployed again in 2018 as a HIMARS Battery Commander. During this time I learned a great deal about leading people in adverse conditions, along with how to think strategically about problems.I spent time working as a Security Researcher at Corelight, a leader in the Network Detection and Response (NDR) space. While there, I focused on creating new network-based detections using Zeek, both with Zeek scripting and Zeek plugin (C++) development.While at Comerica Bank, I built out our Security Data Warehouse and Network Security Monitoring (NSM) program from the ground up. I also architected and built a completely in-house Wire Fraud detection system that integrated in real-time with our Wire system to identify fraudulent wires and block them before they left the bank.My technical specialties include Ruby, Presto/Hive/SparkSQL SQL queries, Docker, distributed systems design and management, AWS native services (Kinesis, Athena, Lambda, etc.), Malware Analysis, and much more.Outside of work, I enjoy photography, cooking (I'm trying to improve my homemade sushi), 3D Printing, laser engraving, spending time with my family, and generally jumping from one hobby/topic to another far too often.
Musings on Cyber Deception
A place for me to put all sorts of things I want to talk about regarding Cyber Deception
All things Malware
A place for me to put all sorts of things I want to talk about regarding Malware
Things that don't fit anywhere else