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hi, I'm bowtie!

Okay, my real name is Ryan. I’m a bow tier, designer, and cybersecurity fighter currently with HORNE Cyber. I'm passionate about coffee, gaming, and spreading Jesus joy wherever I can. I'm also a level 2 dad.

This is my high ground.


what I'm writing

SOC 2 Criteria and Positive Cybersecurity Impacts

In January 2018, the AICPA released detailed guidance on its newest SOC 2 Common Criteria (based on COSO 2013 Framework for an entity-wide reporting level). The new framework officially went into effect on December 15, 2018. Many organizations, including some of my...

what I'm playing


Dice Throne: Season 1

Dice Throne: Season 1 is a new favorite of mine. Combining phase-based turns (think MTG) with a smattering of luck (thanks to the dice), Hero-specific card and dice stacks, this game is a masterpiece.

PC Gaming

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Some people would say Destiny 2 is a failure, but those people haven't achieved god status after Rampage-imbued chained compound bow kills bathe them in a river of Vex milk. Lately it's my game of choice. 

what I'm listening to

PC Gaming


My musical tastes change based on mood, but you'll always hear me bumping Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Lecrae, Hillsong, Mumford, Keane, and everything in between. I tend towards mellow with peaks of trap.

what I'm shooting


Okay, I'm not a "photographer" by any well-defined bar, but I absolutely love snapping shots. I've decided I'm decent enough that others might enjoy using my work for free on their own projects. Enter Unsplash


Most of my IG photos are chronicling daily life, but every once upon a magical, I'll throw in some stock-ish type photography and post something professional-sounding.