Ryan Kovar

Ryan Kovar joined Splunk in 2014 and currently serves as a Distinguished Security Strategist and leader of SURGe, Splunk’s “Blue-collar for the Blue team” strategic security research arm. With over 20 years of experience as a security analyst, threat hunter, defender, and Unix plumber. Before joining Splunk, he worked at organizations like DARPA, US Navy, UK Home Office, and various public/private companies, always in a security practitioner or leader role. Ryan has an MSc in Cyber Security from the University of Westminster, more certifications than he remembers, and has an abject hatred of printers.

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Heavyweights: Threat Hunting at Scale
nohackme, Jamie Williams, Ryan Kovar, Sean Zadig, Sherrod DeGrippo, Ashlee Benge

Panel Discussion discussing how evolving techniques for defenders is amplified, from some of the teams behind the blogs.

Main Stage (In-person)