Our mission is to help unravel the mystery of cybersecurity by enabling our customers to protect themselves against the growing cyber threat.
To be recognized as a leader in the cybersecurity industry focused on strategy, program management, incident response, forensic analysis, and risk management practices.
We want to make the world a better place by bringing cybersecurity education and awareness to the masses.
We strive to cultivate a family-like work environment, with everyone contributing to the greater good of the company.
We are focused on providing the utmost value to our clients in everything that we do. We are compelled to make our customers heroes!
- We will always focus on our customers and remember that our customers are our livelihood.
- We will remember that we are a people company and that our team is key to our success.
- We will always act in a professional, honest, and ethical manner. Our integrity is everything!
- We will never place profits ahead of our clients or teammates. We know that our clients and teammates are the reason for our existence.
- We are a faith-based corporation that believes in service to the community.
Our Leadership Team
Innovative, strategic, operationally efficient, and results oriented information security executive with detailed knowledge of all aspects of security and security leadership. Accomplished in the art of risk management and strategic planning that lead to executive decisions that balance the need to enable and support business goals with the need to ensure that the business has an appropriate level of Information Security and regulatory compliance. Mike is known to deliver a balanced understanding of cybersecurity risk, in a manner, that ensures that the presented material is suited to the specific audience.
Highly technical background balanced with the leadership experience to appropriately present information security concepts and strategies to the most technical person to the Board of Directors. I have worked as a law enforcement officer, an information security consultant, a United States Marine, and in a wide range of security leadership roles.
Adept at leading a risk-based approach to security that ensures unacceptable risks are prioritized and managed while working to keep the user experience positive. This approach minimizes costs and maximizes value. Information Security does not have to be expensive; it MUST be strategic!
-Founder of the Community Security Coalition, a non-profit organization in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to educating companies, their executives, and their IT/IT Security on information security topics
-Adjunct Professor Norwich School of Graduate Studies; MS in Info. Assurance.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), PCI-Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA) (expired), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor (TCNA), Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (C)DFE), AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE), Certified Network Forensics Examiner ( C)NFE)
Paul Carugati is an accomplished information security executive with a proven ability and rich expertise in the successful execution of Information Security programs in global organizations across multiple commercial industries.
Paul is a specialist in collaborative technologies, building high-performing teams, program management, fostering a culture of data protection through business enablement and risk management, and achieving positive, measurable behavioral change through accountability and integrity. He is an in-demand speaker who holds many accreditations and industry certifications showcasing his technical and business prowess.
Paul is passionate about raising community awareness about cybersecurity and privacy. Paul has spoken to and coached a variety of executives and members of the Board of Directors on the topic of cybersecurity.
-President of the Community Security Coalition, 501c3 non-profit for cybersecurity education
-TEDx speaker – Cyber Self-Defense
-In-demand public speaker, on Risk-based Information Security and Cyber education/awareness
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C-CISO), Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), AccessData Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE), CompTIA Cloud+
Robin has been in the Cyber Security market for more than 20 years as a part of Symantec, McAfee, Blue Coat, and Arrow. For the past 7 years, Robin has worked with companies to grow and mature their security programs as part of some of the largest Cyber Security advisors in the industry. Most recently he created the Inland Northwest market for Optiv Security and was the regional director for the Pacific Northwest at Herjavec Group. In that time, Robin has become a subject matter expert on point technologies, cybersecurity program strategies, and compliancy standards. Robin has helped many organizations evolve from a disjointed, project based, approach to an automated, strategic, and risk-based view of security. Allowing those companies to maximize existing investments and resources to grow their security presence and learn to effectively manage their own security programs, with minimal dependency upon 3rd party providers. His approach is very customer-centric, and his methodology is built upon a high standard of morals and ethics. Robin heads the Sales and Marketing initiatives for Cyber Self-Defense with the expectation that the customer’s needs come before financial gain.
Robin is a former collegiate and professional athlete who resides in the South-Central region of Idaho, where he grew up. He is married to the love of his life, with two beautiful children and three rescue dogs. His personal passions are family, dogs, travel, and golf.
With over 30 years of information and cybersecurity prowess, we have more than just practical experience; we proudly hold the industry’s most coveted professional certifications and accreditation.
11100 N. Airport Rd
Hayden, ID 83835
Located in beautiful North Idaho