Ryan MacFarlane

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

G. Ryan Macfarlane is a Supervisory Special Agent for one of the FBI Cleveland Division’s Cyber Squads, which investigates and pursues those responsible for highly complex criminal and national security-related computer intrusions. He has investigated intrusions at Google, RSA and numerous defense contractors, typically performing malware analysis, incident response and malicious network traffic analysis. In December of 2016, MacFarlane was responsible for the arrest and extradition of a criminal hacking group from Eastern Europe that was the number one distributor of malware via email in 2016. He started his career with the FBI in the Los Angeles Field Office, and spent two years in Washington, D.C. on the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force.