Ryan Cook
Chief Security Officer


Professional Experience


Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT


Bachelor of Science Degree, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Master of Science Degree, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

CompTIA A+ Certificate

CompTIA Project+ Certificate

CompTIA Network+ Certificate

CompTIA Linux+ Certificate

CompTIA Security+ Certificate

LPIC-1 Certificate

ITIL Foundations Certificate

SSCP Certificate

ECES Certificate

ECIH Certificate

CEH Certificate

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Bachelor of Science Degree, Physics

Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA


Associate of Science Degree, Computer Science

C++ Programming Certificate

VB Programming Certificate

Skills Summary

Information Security: Regulatory Compliance (HIPPA/HITECH/GDPR/PCI-DSS), Framework Compliance (NIST CSF/NIST SP 800-53), Vulnerabilty Detection (Intune/GreenBone/OpenVAS/Tenable), Asset Tracking, Penetration Testing, Systems/Software Hardening, Intrusion Detection/Prevention (Snort/Suricata)
Network Admin: Windows Server 2022 and older, Windows 11 and older, A/D, MS Exchange 2019 and older, MSSQL Server 2019 and older, DNS, WINS, DHCP, TCP/IP, VPN (SonicWall/OpenVPN)
Hardware Familiarity: Dell Workstations/Laptops, Linksys/NetGear/Cisco/TP-Link routers/switches/hubs, cabling, Dell/HP/Xerox printers, Seagate/Samsung/Western Digital HDD/SSD, modems, optical drives, audio, RAM, AMD/Intel processors, motherboards, PBX (Avaya/FreePBX/Asterisk)
O/S Environments: Windows 11 and older, DOS, OS/2, Windows Server 2022 and older, Exchange 2019 and older, Linux (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu/Kali), Neoware, Android / iOS / Windows Phone
Software Familiarity: .NET (Standard/Core) Framework, Adobe CS5 and older, Apache, Citrix, Clonezilla, e-Automate, Ektron CMS, Entity Framework, Hypervisors (Hyper-V / VMWare / VirtualBox), IDE (Visual Studio / Monodevelop / Eclipse / Jetbrains Suite), IIS manager, Kronos, MS Office (Access / Excel / Lync / OneNote / Outlook / PowerPoint / Word), SQL Server / MySQL / PostgreSQL, Remedy, SCM (Git / Mercurial / SVN / VSS), Backup Exec, Endpoint Protection, Imaging (Ghost / GhostCast / Clonezilla), Ticketing (Remedy / TrackIt!)
Programming Languages: HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP, CGI/Perl, C/C++/C#, ASP.NET/Blazor, XAML (WPF/Silverlight), VB6/VB.NET, Java, MySQL/MSSQL/PostgreSQL, Ruby/RoR, Python