Ryan Jordan

Cincinnati, OH · ryanmjordan@protonmail.com

I am a cybersecurity professional with experience in incident response, vulnerability management, firewall configuration, and networking. I have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology with a focus on cybersecurity. I also have several cybersecurity and cloud computing related certifications.


Associate Security Analyst

American Financial Group
  • Use enterprise security tools and OSINT to investigate security incidents
  • Configure firewalls for protection and to allow secure access to remote sites
  • Deploy endpoint protection and response software across the enterprise
  • Complete essential internal penetration testing with the Metasploit framework and other tools
  • Find and remediate vulnerabilities and work with respective teams to resolve
May 2020 - Present

IT Security Intern

American Financial Group
  • Responsible for monitoring multiple security systems across several networks
  • Responded to SIEM and endpoint protection security events to identify false postives and investigate any true positives
  • Reviewed the security of new applications and servers before deploying to the production environment following department security guidelines
August 2018 - May 2020

Engineering Lab Assistant (Contract Employee)

  • Assisted in assembling wireless helmet camera devices
  • Deployed a high speed LAN connection throughout the office
  • Improved laptop imaging process with a server to image multiple devices simultaneously
December 2019 - February 2020

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Natalus, Inc.
  • Co-founded this startup company during my time at the University of Cincinnati with the title of Chief Technology Officer
  • Responsible for configuring and securing our cloud applications in AWS
  • Assisted in the hardware and software development of a LiDAR IoT device
  • Created network diagrams for deployment of IoT devices
January 2017 - February 2019


University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science
Information Technology - Cybersecurity Track
Fall 2015 - Spring 2020

University of Cincinnati

Associate of Applied Business
Information Technology
Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

Relevent Coursework
  • System Administration
  • Computer & Network Forensics
  • Network Monitoring & IPS
  • Information Security Assurance
  • Networking
  • Fundamentals of Unix
  • Database Management I & II
  • Fundamentals of Web Development
  • Clientside Programming


Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals - AZ-900

December 2021

IBM Certified Associate Analyst - IBM QRadar SIEM v7.3.2

November 2021

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

October 2019


Security Tools, Hardware, Software & Programming Languages
  • Ability to Threat Hunt and Investigate Security Events and Anomalies
  • Ability to Perform Basic Penetration Testing of Systems
  • Fortinet FortiGate Firewall Configuration
  • Windows Server & Linux Server Administration
  • Cloud Computing Experience with AWS & Microsoft Azure
  • Configuration of Cisco and Ruckus Switches
  • Diagramming of Networks Using Microsoft Visio
  • Ability to Use OSINT Tools for Security Investigations
  • Ability to Examine Packet Captures Using Wireshark


I enjoy hacking together programming projects and hardware projects with Arduinos and Raspberry Pis. I have competed in several hackathons while studying at UC and have recently started competing in Capture the Flag events.

I spend a lot of time reading and listening to podcasts about the latest cybersecurity tools, vulnerabilities, and hacks.

Favorite Security Podcasts


  • Cincy Inno's 25 Under 25 - 25 Rising Entrepreneurs, Technologies & Innovators Under the Age of 25
  • UC Cybersecurity Domestic Study Tour - Chosen to Visit Government Agencies and Private Cybersecurity Companies
  • OCEAN Business Accelerator Class IV Alumni
  • Keating New Venture Fund Recipient
  • Main Street Ventures Fund Recipient