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Ryan Leirvik, Principal: Security Consulting and Training

Ryan leads the Security Consulting and Training division at Grimm. He has spent the better part of two decades securing information systems, organizations, and people in numerous areas of cybersecurity. Ryan focuses primarily on cybersecurity management consulting, identifying and solving complex information security issues facing organizations and aligning organizational objectives with appropriate cybersecurity policies and practices. He has experience in information at risk, the likelihood of compromise, security programs/ tools useful in mitigating cyber risk, roadmap development and investment prioritization, vulnerability management approaches, access and authentication strategies, data correlation/ analysis, incident response, and alignment of all within a broader cybersecurity strategy. Ryan has applied this work at the world's largest institutions in national defense, finance, insurance, retail, consumer goods, and energy for the purpose of enhancing information security programs.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University, a Master of Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He has also contributed to the following publications: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (VIKING); and Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business (WILEY).