Mr. Ryan is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Cyber, Inc.
A recognized leader in cybersecurity, Steve left the National Security Agency in 2016 as the Deputy Director of its Threat Operations Center after a distinguished 32-year career as a custom chip designer and cybersecurity operator. Steve excels in leading special projects and challenging the status quo to develop unique solutions to the world’s most complex problems. He has applied his unique skills and vision to develop a fundamentally new approach to cybersecurity. The solution he developed propelled Steve to found Trinity Cyber and create its Proactive Threat Interference® capabilities. Only through approaching the problem in a singularly different way, Steve has developed a methodology and technology that finally addresses the cyber threat at its–core the adversary.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He was a primary architect of the NSA’s NTOC, bringing together intelligence and defensive missions to identify and stop cyber threats at very large scale.
Steve is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, the Exceptional Civilian Service award, and a first-place winner of the Department of Defense CIO Award.