Ryan Merritt is a Security Researcher at Trustwave. He is a member of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs – the advanced security team focused on penetration testing, incident response, and application security. He has sixteen (16) years of industry experience and has performed security research and presented talks on security topics for the Chicago Fed, Illinois Bankers Association, and BGSU. Prior to Trustwave he was a Senior Security Consultant for a Chicago based firm focusing on penetration testing, social engineering, and security architecture assessments. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).