Before I formed the bow tie, it was forming me.

Hi, I’m Ryan. 

I’m a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) at HORNE Cyber. In my free time, I’m a graphic designer, tabletop and PC gamer, hiker / camper, “photographer,” dad to two padawans and husband to Ellen. I love Jesus and I want others to.

I’m passionate about providing quality cybersecurity, business, and nerd insights from my home plate of Mississippi. 

behind the name

it’s accrual world

I’ve always been a sucker for puns. Being an accounting major, not known for their sense of humor, I thought it might help me stand out by pulling in some of the language.

Accrual accounting is the standard way most businesses record their numbers. It also sounds a lot like “cruel” when you pronounce it. Choosing an accounting name can be costly because people might not depreciate it enough, but I wanted to be audit I could be, so I went with it.

bowties are cool

A friend of mine (one of my coolest) introduced me years ago to the fantastic British TV show Doctor Who, in particular, the Eleventh Doctor. The Eleventh is a fiery, compassionate doctor with a fondness for bow ties. I absolutely loved the iconified persona of the bow tie and decided to adopt it as my own.

I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams. – The Doctor

gaming history

stayin’ alive

Enneagram 5, Wing 4

I’m a Type 5, with a heavy emphasis on seeking understanding and gaining knowledge of the world around me. My Wing is a 4, which is where my creative side starts showing up. 

my mission

Embody the nerd hero that cyberfolk, gamers, and Jesus freaks everywhere ultimately strive to be.

my promise

Deliver gracious, joyful points of view to my audience of smart, curious, passionate nerds.

my core

Jesus, coffee, happy sarcasm, imagination, security, and 🌮 are the center of everything I do.

my vibe

Leave people better than you found them. Make magic.