Chief Information Security Officer

Ryan Black

Ryan Black is a highly accomplished technology leader with a proven track record of driving impact across diverse disciplines, including penetration testing operations, Software as a Service (SaaS) platform architecture, development, and government compliance. With over 20 years of experience in the information technology field, including 10 years in senior security leadership roles, Ryan combines hands-on engineering expertise, effective team enablement, and resourceful problem-solving skills to achieve pragmatic security at scale for BlackCloak.

Before joining BlackCloak, Ryan held strategic leadership positions at renowned security organizations, including HP Enterprise, Fortify, and Mandiant. He has also played a pivotal role in leading security engineering and compliance teams in early-stage start-ups, guiding these organizations to successful acquisitions.

Ryan holds several professional certifications spanning IT and security, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), as well as expertise in various cloud platforms. Outside of his professional endeavors, Ryan actively contributes to the security community and is recognized as a leader in training events at notable industry conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, and ROOTCON. He has also made significant contributions to vulnerability research and responsible disclosure, including the development of multiple security assessment tools.