Ryan Hammond

Chief Engineer, Cybersecurity, Boeing Research and Technology

Ryan Hammond is the Chief Engineer of Cyber Security for Boeing’s research division. In this role, he is responsible for driving operational excellence through planning and execution of cyber security research projects, development and writing of research proposals, establishing customer relationships (internal and external to the company), and setting the vision for how cyber security will protect Boeing products in the second century. Prior to joining Boeing, Ryan received his M.S. degree in Computer Science/Information Assurance from Iowa State University before beginning his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). While at the NSA, Ryan was a security engineer analyzing military systems, many of which were developed by Boeing. Following this, Ryan joined Boeing Research & Technology in Seattle, WA as a software engineer focusing on embedded cyber security products to withstand nation-state attacks. Ryan Hammond led numerous research projects in Boeing Research & Technology in the domain of cyber security. Ryan worked on developing a security related avionics device and was the technical point of contact between Boeing and the Government agencies involved in the device’s certification. The device was awarded a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 5+ certification, a first for The Boeing Company. To this date, this device is the most secure operating system kernel ever analyzed by the National Security Agency. Ryan also leads collaborative research with four Universities (CMU, ISU, MIT, UIUC).