Steven Ryder is the President and Founder of True North Networks, LLC. Started in 2002, True North Networks has a strong track record of delivering technology solutions with integrity to their clients across the country. Steve has in depth knowledge of IT within the financial services industry and frequently speaks around the country on topics of Cyber Security Governance, Risk Assessment, Data Loss and Recovery. True North has become a leader in what companies need to do in today’s cyber-sensitive market to avert disaster by protecting their data, their digital assets as well as provide employee awareness and training. Steve is well versed on financial planning and investment advisory issues including the SEC’s current cyber initiatives. True North combats today’s cyber-attacks by providing a multi-layered proactive security offering, known as SecureWorkplace™, which is a comprehensive monitoring and remediation suite of services to reduce the likelihood of a security breach. Additionally, True North routinely provides one-time network security audits for organizations looking for a snapshot of their current level of vulnerabilities.
Prior to starting True North, Mr. Ryder worked in the financial services industry serving as Vice President of two banks, managing relationships with Fannie Mae’s largest New England clients, and was the CFO of the largest real estate company in New Hampshire. He has traveled to El Salvador and Ecuador more than a dozen times donating both equipment and his skills to assist local schools with technology and built houses as part of his Rotary group.