About Dan Duran

🛡️ Cybersecurity Worshiper on a Quest to Change the World!

Years of experience
Master's Degrees

Advancing Cybersecurity Through Secure Operations, and Strategic Insight

Leveraging my expertise in AI-driven threat detection, automated penetration testing, and incident response, I drive robust defenses. My leadership in cloud security and Cyber Threat Intelligence empowers organizations to navigate complex cyber threats.

AI-Driven Threat Detection

Building AI to predict and neutralize cyber threats, enhancing proactive defense mechanisms.

Incident Response

Crafting rapid response strategies to mitigate cyber incidents and uncover attack tactics.

Cloud, Web & API Security

Developing secure architectures to protect data, ensure compliance, and support adoption.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Designing systems to gather and analyze threat data, staying ahead of attacks and informing decisions.

Penetration Testing

Developing tools that continuously assess and enhance security defenses against vulnerabilities.

Network Security

Implementing defense strategies to protect networks from unauthorized access and attacks.

Professional Experience

  1. Rhyno Cybersecurity 2018 - Present

    Spearheaded the development and commercialization of an MDR system and 24/7 SOC, generating over $1.5M annually. Introduced key services, including penetration testing, cybersecurity training, and secure hosting. Expanded the team from 18 to 32 employees and increased the customer base by 350%. Developed tools and methodologies for assessing and monitoring cybersecurity risks.

    Rhyno Cybersecurity
  2. Bwired Technologies Inc.2009 - Present

    Developed and evolved the company's strategic and technical direction for software, web, and mobile services. Ensured delivery of best-in-class technology in a competitive market. Inspired staff with the company's vision and attracted top talent. Directed engineering to align the technology roadmap with the company’s vision.

    Bwired Technologies

Education & Certifications

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2022 - Present

    Focused on principles and practical techniques to secure computers and networks. The program covered secure software development, identity and access management, network intrusion detection and prevention, and forensics and incident response.

  2. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2017-2019

    Specialized in Strategic Leadership and Operations. The program equipped me with skills in value chain management, strategic planning, and leadership, focusing on real-world applications to drive innovation and lead organizations effectively.

  3. Wilfrid Laurier University1999-2004

    Honours Bachelor provided rigorous training in business and economics to provide both a theoretical and empirical way to understand, interpret and explore the issues and challenges in business environments. Built an understanding of the core principles of the business world.

  4. International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)2022

    Globally recognized credential in cybersecurity. It validates my expertise in designing, implementing, and managing a best-in-class cybersecurity program. The CISSP covers critical areas including risk management, cloud security, and incident response.

  5. IBM2021

    This certification covers tools and techniques for data and endpoint protection, SIEM, network fundamentals, compliance, and threat intelligence. It equips professionals with skills in incident response, digital forensics, network defense tactics, and penetration testing, ensuring readiness to tackle real-world cybersecurity challenges.

  6. University of Alberta2017

    6-course program in Agile software development practices. Delivered online, this MOOC helps professionals advance their careers in software product or project management. It covers current approaches, principles of Agile, and effective development techniques, aiming to create better software and satisfy clients.