ShorePoint leadership team includes cybersecurity technologists from top integrators, a former DHS Deputy CTO, and a federal cybersecurity product market expert.
Washington, D.C., November 7, 2017 – Cybersecurity veterans Matt Brown and Scott Ackerman today announced the launch of ShorePoint, Inc., a privately-held cybersecurity services company with the experience and capabilities needed to help public- and private-sector clients protect their most critical assets from cyber threats. ShorePoint offers a focus on establishing meaningful cyber defense strategies across all attack vectors while driving continuous proactive security enhancement. The company has deep expertise in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program, a technology and product agnostic mindset, and small firm agility, ingenuity and responsiveness.
ShorePoint’s leadership team has more than 80 years of experience designing and delivering proven end-to-end security models that address a broad spectrum of cybersecurity threats for high-risk customers in civilian, defense and intelligence agencies, as well as financial, technology and healthcare companies.
“ShorePoint believes that cybersecurity is the most pressing challenge of our generation,” said Matt Brown, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ShorePoint. “Today we face threats from an increasingly diverse set of hackers, criminals, insiders, nation states and terrorist organizations. These actors threaten our federal government, national security, corporate missions, customer and consumer confidence, economy, and the very security of our citizens and families. We are launching ShorePoint to attack this challenge, bringing together broad expertise from a diverse community of cyber and IT professionals to assist the federal government and corporate community in defending the cyber domain.”
With unmatched experience in CDM among firms of its size, ShorePoint helps customers evolve their foundational CDM strategy into one that truly leverages the benefits of greater visibility through in-depth analytics and application of context to make informed decisions.
Joining co-founders Matt Brown and Scott Ackerman are: Rob Palmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Ryan McCullough, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.
Rob Palmer is a former senior executive with the Department of Homeland Security where he most recently held the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director for Strategic Technology Management, bringing a key perspective on the challenges facing delivery and security of IT services.
“ShorePoint has the dexterity to help customers act quickly and effectively to address today’s pressing cybersecurity concerns.” Said Rob Palmer. “Seeing an urgent need for nimble cybersecurity partners in the public sector, I’m excited to join a team that is well-positioned to rise to the most sensitive and intricate cybersecurity challenges.”
“Rob has a rich background working in the trenches of cybersecurity at the federal government, bringing an intimate understanding of implementation challenges to the team,” said Scott Ackerman, President and co-founder.
Ryan McCullough is the former Senior Vice President at Govplace and brings to ShorePoint his deep knowledge of the landscape of cybersecurity products and technologies.
“ShorePoint offers experience from having designed, implemented and managed proven effective cybersecurity programs,” said McCullough. “I look forward to leveraging my knowledge of the vast array of tools and technologies in the market to help customers formulate robust, responsive and evolving cyber threat defense strategies. ShorePoint brings a demonstrated understanding of how to tailor the right combination of tools, processes and cyber professionals with the right skills to meet each customer’s needs.”
Together, the ShorePoint team has designed, implemented and managed proven effective cyber security programs for high-risk customers within the federal civilian, defense, and intelligence community, and has extensive commercial experience supporting high technology, financial services, critical infrastructure, and healthcare. The firm is focused on establishing meaningful cyber defense strategies while driving proactive security enhancements to help customers stay ahead of the evolving cyber threat landscape.
About ShorePoint, Inc.
ShorePoint is a privately held cybersecurity services company with the experience and capabilities needed to protect private and public-sector customers from cyber threats. Working closely with our customers, ShorePoint designs, implements and manages proven-effective cyber security programs for high-risk customers in defense and intelligence agencies, as well as in the financial, technology and healthcare industries. Our strengths in DHS Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) are unmatched among firms of our size and CDM expertise and focus are key pillars for ShorePoint. We deliver on our promise of security, with big company experience, a technology/product agnostic mindset, and small firm agility, ingenuity and responsiveness to needs and demands.