SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HALOCK® Security Labs (http://www.halock.com) announced today that they have promoted three new equity partners: David Andrew, Ryan Bentley, and Chris Cronin. HALOCK recently celebrated their 20th year in business and is recognized as one of Chicago's premiere Information Security Consulting firms.
Jim Mirochnik, Senior Partner and CEO of HALOCK, commented, "Our business plan includes growing organically by promoting exceptional employees to Partner. This helps our employees and clients. By promoting Partners, we are able to attract and retain industry top talent, who ultimately provide the highest caliber services to our clients."
Terry Kurzynski, Senior Partner and Founder of HALOCK, stated, "Our highly competitive market is filled with many top-notch seasoned professionals and yet very few information security firms have a real Partner Program to allow employees to achieve equity ownership at the company. We are proud to be one of the few companies that doesn't dangle the Partner promise as a carrot or just talk about the path to Partner. We actually do it."
David Andrew is the Governance and Compliance Practice Lead at HALOCK and has 25 years of consulting experience in information technology and security for multiple industries. He has served as a COO, CIO, and CTO at several consulting and marketing firms and has advised multiple start-up ventures. David has a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an ISO 27001 auditor.
Ryan Bentley is the Vulnerability Assessment Practice Lead at HALOCK. Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience in information security with a background in compliance, governance, penetration testing, application development and network architecture. He maintains numerous industry certifications including: PMP, QSA, CISSP, CISA, CEH, and CEI. Ryan has served in the leadership capacities of CISO, CTO and CIO for multiple organizations.
Chris Cronin is a Principal Consultant at HALOCK. Chris has authored multiple Risk Management and Governance methodologies and is a frequent public speaker on the topic of information security. Chris has a M.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University and has held operations and audit positions for multiple organizations. Chris has contributed to coursework and the Advisory Board for the SANS Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of Eighth Blackbird, a Chicago-based arts organization.
Founded in 1996, HALOCK Security Labs (http://www.halock.com) sets a new standard for information security professional services firms by combining strategic security consulting with extensive security engineering to enable its philosophy of "Purpose Driven Security." HALOCK's services include: Security and Risk Management, Compliance Validation, Penetration Testing, Incident Response Readiness, Live Incident Response, Security Engineering, and Workforce placement.
Lauren Mieli, VP Marketing