Ryan Gillis

Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy

Palo Alto Networks

Ryan and his team work with governments, companies and organizations around the world to prevent and mitigate cyber attacks. Ryan’s team leverages the capabilities of Palo Alto Networks to help senior government officials, C-suites, and boards manage cyber risk. They also develop and implement operational partnerships across industry and government by sharing actionable cyber information to counter malicious actors, conducting cybersecurity exercises, and responding to real-world cyber campaigns (e.g., WannaCry and NotPetya). Additionally, Ryan leads the company’s global public policy efforts by advising governments on strategy and legislation.

Ryan represents Palo Alto Networks at international forums and industry associations, including the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting and as a Founding Member of the Centre for Cybersecurity. As a leader in Palo Alto Networks’ Federal Ignite conference, the Joint Service Academy Cyber Summit, and the RSA Conference’s International Cybersecurity Forum, Ryan helps convene cybersecurity leaders from across the globe. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and participant in the Diplomatic Track 1.5 U.S.-Australia Cyber Security Dialogue. Ryan has advised the U.S. government through the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force, and represented the tech community on the IT Sector Coordinating Council’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Ryan spent a decade in various senior roles in the United States government with the National Security Council staff at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. He previously worked for a startup, several systems integrators, and has served as an election monitor for the Organization for Security and Co- Operation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine, Montenegro, and Moldova.

has received the National Security Council’s “Outstanding Service Award,” and the Federal Computer Week “Fed 100” award. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.