Ryan Bowling has a passion for technology with a keen focus in security. Discovering how things work and finding the breaking point is what makes him tick as well as striving to continuously learn. Starting off in development and then architecture, he established a well-rounded base for a career in security—specializing in AppSec. He strives to bridge the chasm between development and security by finding methods to automate security in a scalable manner within the SDLC. He currently works in information security for one of the world’s largest banks in R&D/Innovation and has previous experience protecting critical infrastructure at one of the nation’s largest utility companies. He lives outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children.