Ryan Gillis
Paloalto Networks, VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy

Ryan Gillis: -
Ryan serves as Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy for Palo Alto Networks where he is responsible for developing corporate policy, serves as the company’s primary interface for global public policy and legislative matters, and leads company participation in various industry associations. In this role, Ryan serves as a liaison with government agencies and companies around the world to assist in the development of strategies and operational partnerships to prevent cybersecurity threats. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Ryan spent nearly 15 years serving in a variety of roles in the U.S. government, as well as technology startup and defense contracting companies. Most recently, Ryan served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council at the White House. In this role, his work focused on national cybersecurity strategy, policy, legislation, and operational initiatives. Ryan also fostered cybersecurity collaboration and dialogue between the federal government, companies, and privacy advocates. In addition to his service at the White House, Ryan previously worked in the Department of Homeland Security, advising the Homeland Security Secretary on cybersecurity and national security issues. Ryan is a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, and was recently named to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for both the CyberCalifornia initiative, and CyberTECH, a global cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) network ecosystem. Ryan is a recipient of the National Security Council “Outstanding Service Award,” and a graduate of Georgetown University.

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