Ryan Hillsberg

Ex CIA operations officer
Expert on corporate security, insider threat, espionage, executive recruiting, parenting
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"Beginning with Ryan's first story, the audience was hooked. He helped us clearly see why insider threat actors are so dangerous and why each member of the audience was a potential target."
Chad Butler
Information Security leader, The Walt Disney Company
Areas of Expertise

Ryan is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Parenting using CIA principles
Ryan's Background

Ryan Hillsberg is the director of corporate security at Seagen, and is an accomplished security leader with over 20 years of international experience in intelligence and security.

Ryan spent 13 years at the CIA as an operations officer, where he was tasked with running foreign intelligence operations and collecting strategic intelligence on issues such as counterterrorism, counter-proliferation, nuclear security, political instability, and covert action. Ryan received several CIA Exceptional Performance awards and was the Agency’s top regional intelligence producer during two separate CIA tours overseas.

After leaving the CIA, Ryan worked for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory focused on national security.

After PNNL, Ryan joined Amazon where he led worldwide security for Amazon Prime Air and was responsible for the security of worldwide facilities, personnel, and intellectual property. In addition, he was the global security operations representative for Amazon’s enterprise-wide Insider Threat program.

Presentation Examples
Partnership Examples
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • CrowdStrike
  • Amazon
  • Seagen
  • Disney
  • Central Washington University
Listen to Ryan featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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