Ryan Permeh was previously the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Cylance which was acquired by Blackberry for $1.4b in 2020. Mr. Permeh led the architecture behind Cylance’s mathematical engine and groundbreaking approach to security. Post-acquisition, Mr. Permeh worked within the office of the CTO to define technology strategy and architecture. Mr. Permeh has been in the security industry for over 20 years and has a long history in both offensive and defensive security. Prior to co-founding Cylance, he previously served as Chief Scientist for McAfee focused on technology strategy, and as a Distinguished Engineer at eEye Digital Security focused on building security assessment tools.
He has published numerous articles, papers, and books, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world on the topics of security, privacy, machine learning, and entrepreneurship. His research has led to numerous innovations in both offensive and defensive security technology and he has published over 20 patents in the security and data science fields. He is known as the discoverer and primary analyst of the “Code Red” computer worm and contributed to many other analyses of significant threats over his career.Back to Leadership