Ryan O’Leary is Vice President of the Threat Research Center and Technical Support at WhiteHat Security, the specialized team of web application security experts. Ryan joinedWhiteHat Security as an ethical hacker in 2007 and has since developed a breadth of experience finding and exploiting web application vulnerabilities and configuring automated tools for testing. Ryan swiftly rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of WhiteHatSecurity’s Threat Research Center in 2016. Reporting directly to CEO Craig Hinkley, Ryan now manages a team of over 150 security engineers, based in three locations over two continents. He is also responsible for overseeing the delivery of WhiteHat Sentinel, which services over 10,000 customer websites. Under Ryan’s leadership, the team has built a one-of-a-kind database that combines details of more than 26 million vulnerability patterns with proprietary algorithms to assess the threat level.