Ryan MacDougall is a subject matter expert in the areas of network penetration testing, application security, protocol analysis, as well as social engineering. Ryan directed technical operations, as well as built and secured large networks for the financial and telecommunications industries, whose area of focus covers 6 countries, consisting of 3 data centers and 8 regional offices. During his 10 years running operations in a company that grew through M&A activities, acquiring, integrating, as well as standardizing operations, Ryan developed a deep understanding as well as insight into fundamental flaws present in a wide variety of enterprise environments.

”Social engineering training is helpful to educate others in the tactics of malicious individuals. As a result, they can better defend important and/or confidential information from those who should not have it.”— Ryan MacDougall

Ryan MacDougall is presently the Chief Operating Officer and Open Source Intelligence trainer for Social-Engineer, LLC. In addition, he runs operations during penetration tests and exercises with clients, as well as managing client relationships.  Additionally, Ryan is also a multiyear Blackhat conference trainer and DEFCON SEVillage speaker, regarding social engineering as well as, open source intelligence gathering.