29 November, 2020

What are the credentials of your team?

What are the credentials of your team?
Jenee Rogers
Author: Jenee Rogers

What are the Credentials of your Team?

When you are evaluating a security consulting team, it is essential to ask them about their credentials. While it is simple to find people who claim expertise in the field, knowing the broad aspects and the minute details takes a wide variety of backgrounds.

Here at Secure Ideas, technical expertise is first and foremost when we hire. We build on knowledge from decades of hands-on IT experience. We aim to hire team members for whom technology is not just a day job but a passion. We research various exploits and vulnerabilities across multiple technologies and products, developing frameworks, toolsets, and testing methodologies leveraged to assist many organizations with improving their network and application security. Given this collection of experience and expertise, Secure Ideas can provide a complete and unique perspective explicitly designed for each client organization. All of our security consultants have experience in systems or network administration, operations, and development. Therefore, they understand the importance and mechanism of testing sensitive systems, which are crucial to business operations. More importantly, they know how to provide practical, usable recommendations that are realistic and actionable.

Industry Background

Our experience's breadth extends across multiple industries, including healthcare and insurance, financial services, energy and utilities, technology, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, non-profit organizations, military, and government levels from federal to local. We have provided training and services to a significant portion of the Fortune 100 and small business and small healthcare practices. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand all our clients' needs, within any constraints, and provide actionable recommendations.

Certifications and Education

Secure Ideas staff holds various certifications including, but not limited to: CISSP, GWAPT, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, GAWN, CEH, OSCP, and CISM. Our team are members of various organizations such as OWASP, ISSA, Infragard, and CyberPatriot. Secure Ideas has offices in Jacksonville FL, Charlotte NC, Tulsa OK, Dallas TX, and Denver CO, and regularly conducts work across the nation at our clients' locations.

Authorship and Expertise

Secure Ideas believes in giving back to the security industry and has demonstrated this philosophy by leading and participating in many open-source projects, such as SamuraiWTF, Yokoso, Laudanum, CO2, Paramalyzer, MobiSec, ADHD, SH5ARK, BASE, and Weaponized Flash. Additionally, Secure Ideas consultants have participated as speakers and instructors at well-known conferences and training venues such as SANS Institute, IANS, Black Hat, RSA, OWASP, Infragard, ISACA, ISSA, ShmooCon, DerbyCon, BSides, and DEF CON. Secure Ideas has also presented to the US Senate regarding cybersecurity. Our work and expertise have been featured in interviews and publications such as CNN, Forbes, Consumer Reports, Computer World, Defense News, InfoSecurity Magazine, Kiplinger's, and many more.

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