About the Speaker
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    Ryan Benson
    Sr. Solutions Engineer, Cloudflare

    Ryan Benson is a seasoned networking & security engineer, technologist, and industry thought-leader with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He is an Electrical Engineer originally from Louisiana, with experience guiding clients in the energy, defense, government, and mostly large commercial enterprise space in the Southeast U.S.

    Currently, Ryan is serving as the Enterprise Solutions Engineer for Cloudflare in the Southeast Enterprise segment, delivering connectivity-cloud designs. In this role, he is responsible for working with Cloudflare's largest commercial customers to help them design and implement effective security, performance, and next-generation networking solutions.

    Prior to his current role, Ryan designed several large global enterprise networks, aiding cloud transformation projects. He is recognized as an expert in Zero Trust Security Architecture and is an evangelist for the importance of adopting an identity and data-centric approach to security in modern organizations. Ryan has delivered talks on cybersecurity at several industry events and conferences. His expertise and experience in the field make him a valuable asset to any organization looking to improve their cybersecurity posture.