Ryan Cloutier is the current Principal Security Architect for Sourcewell Technology (formerly TIES) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ryan is a seasoned IT security professional with over 16 years of experience. Ryan has held a variety of IT roles throughout his career, most recently working on cloud security, Dev-Ops/Sec-Ops methdologies and application security architecture. Before his current role at TIES, Ryan worked on architecting and implementing secure application development process and controls for cloud-based applications for a large, private, multinational company. Ryan's philosophy of "empowering security through user convenience" helps organizations adopt strong security practices with a minimal amount of disruption. Ryan designs and implements managed security services for K-12 school districts and other public organizations. Ryan holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.