Ryan Leonard is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Symantec. Symantec’s recent acquisition of Blue Coat Systems combined the market leader in endpoint, email, and data center security with the market leader in web security and cloud generation intelligence to create the world’s leading pure play security company: the new Symantec Corporation.
Mr. Leonard has over 15 years of internet security experience. Prior to joining Symantec, Mr. Leonard was a Sales Engineer for both large enterprises like Palo Alto Networks and Intel Security as well as start-up ventures like Agari and Damballa. He has designed secure networks for corporations such as Discover Financial, AON Corporation and Abbott Laboratories and he has manned the trenches in the battle against Zero-Day threats uncovering new vectors such as the “Murofet” Zbot/Zues variant.
Mr. Leonard began his career as a software engineer with Secure Computing working in their DARPA prototype division. His responsibilities included writing type-enforcement components of SELinux for the NSA and designing the user interface of the world’s first NIC-resident firewall for the FBI.