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Ryan Heidorn

Managing Partner


Ryan is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Steel Root, where he leads the company’s compliance practice. Ryan’s expertise includes helping organizations implement cybersecurity requirements under DFARS and NIST SP 800-171. Ryan is a frequent presenter and media contributor on issues related to cybersecurity compliance within the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, including CMMC, DFARS, and export controls.

Ryan teaches cybersecurity at Endicott College in Beverly, MA and serves as a Board Director for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) New England chapter. He is a member of Infragard, a public-private partnership to protect critical infrastructure, and holds an M.S. in Information Technology from Endicott College.

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