Welcome to the personal website of Ryan Case. Depending on the context of your visit - you will find information below on my professional background, contact information and passions.

website foreword

I exercise a strong enthusiasm for dissolving everyday situations with attention to detail, strong work ethic, and breadth of industry knowledge. Challenges, both personal and professional are welcomed with the opportunity to capitalize on the best of every scenario, and enable others to perform at their peak. I continuously look to create environments of synergy for those around me. I am a person who thrives on leveraging innovation within the technology space, with the entrepreneurial spirit that solves any challenge as if my personal wealth is vested within. I demonstrate discipline, determination, desire, and dedication to make a positive example for those surrounding me, and additionally earn the respect of my peers.
My career has accelerated with continuous demonstration of verbal and written communication skills, technical due-diligence and a strong work ethic. I welcome the opportunity to be involved in any capacity in which I am able to leverage these skills, while solving challenging technical roadblocks. I rely heavily on education as a means to create opportunities around me. By educating myself, and developing a stronger acumen in a variety of spaces, I feel I can create more value for my employer, and myself. I consistently seek methods to obtain knowledge across a breadth of areas. I enjoy developing and learning from others, and look for ways to use that advice to make better decisions professionally and personally. I welcome constructive criticism.

Skills & Experience



Enterprise arhictecture & Strategy


Architecture Strategy, Roadmapping, Architecture Decision Vetting, Documentation, Budgeting

Security governance


Enterprise Information Security Policy, Standards Definition, Framework (ISF, ISO27K, COBIT) [Define, Implement, Analyze, Improvement], Control Frameworks, PCI DSS, FFIEC, HIPAA, SOX70



Basic Auth, HTTP, oAuth, SAML, OpenID, X.509, RESTful Interfaces, Security Token Services (STS), RSA Adaptive AuthN, Kerberos,OpenAM , Webseal, LTPA, Multi-Factor AuthN, OTP

Focus Areas: Transprancy, SSO, Authentication Gateways and Brokers

Coarse Grained AuthZ


PDP, PEP, PIP, Declarative Policy, Centralized Policy Management, IBM Webseal

Focus Areas: Self Service Portals, Dynamic Whitelisting, Business Rule Management




LDAP v2. , v3 (IBM TDS, OpenLDAP, Active Directory, Virtual Directory Servers (VDS), OU Optimization, Highly Scalable Architectures, Federated Identity

BORDER Protection


Layer 7 Firewalls (Web Application Firewalls), XML Gateways (XSG), IDS, IPS, Checkpoint Blade Architecture (GAIA), 61K, 21K, SSL, WAM, Federation Gateways, Zone Models, Zero Trust, Containment

Application, Threat Vulnerability Management


ESAPI, Application Security Design, Penetration Testing, Dynamic Code Scanning, Static Code Scanning, NESSUS, OWASP Top 10



Symmetric, Asymmetric, JKS, SSL, Encryption, PKI, Certification Lifecycle Management, X.509, EV Certificates, Hasing (SHA Family), Encryption Threshold Matrix

Other Relevant Skills

Web Development



Linux Administration


Virtualization, VMWare ESXi, VCenter, CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu, MySQL, Apache, Tomcat6, BASH, Scripting

Enterprise Mobility


Mobile Device Management, ActiveSync, Good for Enterprise, Symantec(Verisign) VIP, Blackberry BES

Multi-Lingual Architecture


Dynamic Locale, SDL World Server, Static Translation, Machine Learning

Recent Work Experience

IT Architect - Security

STATE FARM Insurance

  • Period: June 2008- Present day
  • Job type: Full-Time

Due to the confidential nature of this work, information is available upon request

Product Manager

Progressive Impressions International

  • Period: December 2005 - May 2008
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • References: Jamie Huff, President & CEO

Experienced product manager with a foucus on leadership of the Solutions Center of Excellence and start-up of an outsourcing division. Responsible for SDLC for organizations market differentiating product. Key responsibilities included:

  • Responsible for executive and prospect presentations
  • Responsible for startegy, roadmap and relationship management
  • Responsible for architecture design, implementation and CSI


Illinois state farm university

masters of business administration

8/2008 - 12/2010

virginia commonwealth univeristy & Interactive Marketing Institute

Certified Direct Marketer

Class of 2006

Saint Ambrose University &

computer networking administration

8/2000 - 05/2004