Ryan Macfarlane is the Assistant Legal Attaché covering cyber-crime for the FBI in Australia, New Zealand, and the Southwest Pacific. In his previous role, Ryan led a team responsible for investigating Eastern European, Chinese, and Iranian cyber threats. Ryan started his career in the Los Angeles Field Office in 2004, with tours in Cleveland and Washington, DC. Ryan has investigated intrusions at Google, RSA, and numerous defense contractors, typically performing malware analysis, incident response, and malicious network traffic analysis. In 2011, Ryan was a Program Manager at National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, which is a multi-agency cyber center responsible for coordinating, integrating, and sharing analysis among over 20 intelligence, law enforcement, and foreign partners in support of countering global cyber threats.
Ryan has a Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech, and before joining the FBI in 2004, he worked for IBM, i2 Technologies, and an Internet Security start up based in Atlanta.