Ryan Leirvik

IANS Faculty

    Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Neuvik, a cybersecurity research and development consultancy. He has spent the better part of two decades enhancing cyber programs at the world's largest institutions — from the Department of Defense to some of the most successful private and commercial organizations. He focuses largely on providing advanced capabilities for CISO's, as well as testing for best possible security practices at board of directors' requests.

    Ryan’s C-level work experience also includes developing Board level metrics to measure and manage enterprise cyber risk, developing and instructing C-Suite cyber risk management courses, and establishing functional reporting metrics for assessing cyber readiness.

    • C-Suite cyber risk management 
    • Cyber risk reduction strategy and planning
    • Program investment prioritization

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Presidential Management Fellow
    • DEFCON 2014 Wireless Capture the Flag Competition winner
    • Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service
    • Author of Understand, Manage, and Measure Cyber Risk (Apress)

    Certifications & Credentials

    • BS, Purdue University
    • MS, Virginia Tech
    • MBA, Case Western
    • Far too many SANS courses
    • CISO Cybersecurity, National Defense University
    • Overabundance of Data Warehouse Institute courses
    • Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    • Parenting — and all the humility that comes with it
    • Teacher in Finance for Junior Achievement