Ryan Gillis joined Palo Alto Networks in January 2015, and serves as Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy. Ryan is responsible for developing company corporate policy, serving as Palo Alto Networks’ primary point of contact for public policy and legislative matters, and ensuring appropriate company participation in government forums and industry initiatives. He works closely with government agencies and companies around the world to assist in the development of strategies operational partnerships to prevent against cybersecurity threats.
Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Ryan was Director of Legislative Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy for the National Security Council at the White House. In this role, he primarily worked on the development and implementation of national cybersecurity strategy, policy, legislation, and operational initiatives. Ryan also fostered cybersecurity collaboration and dialogue between the federal government, industry, and privacy advocates.
From 2006 to 2012, Ryan held a number of positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) managing portfolios that included cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. Prior to his government service, Ryan spent several years at both technology startup and defense contracting companies.
Additionally, Ryan is a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, and was recently named to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for CyberTECH, a global cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) network ecosystem. Ryan is a recipient of the National Security Council “Outstanding Service Award,” and a graduate of Georgetown University.