We pride ourselves on being educators in the cyber security field and not just another organization trying to sell a service: Vincent LaRocca, CEO of CyberSecOp
The Silicon Review
“We are deeply focused on our customers’ success, and it drives everything we do.”
CyberSecOp, or Cyber Security Operations Consulting, is an innovative cybersecurity consulting services firm, providing cybersecurity consultants and managed security services. It serves clients worldwide.
CyberSecOp is a CMMC-AB RPO & ISO 27001 Certified Organization. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.
The Silicon Review reached out to Vincent LaRocca, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecOp, and here’s what he had to say.
Q. When it comes to longevity, CyberSecOp has it. I find it remarkable that an organization can continue to provide services for decades. How did the company maintain its adaptability over the years?
This boils down to being a customer-centric business. We are deeply focused on our customers’ success, and it drives everything we do. To continue providing success for our client base, it is necessary to remain keenly aware of current security risks and implement best practices accordingly.
Q. As a CMMC-AB RPO & ISO 27001 Certified organization, what are CyberSecOp’s key focus areas?
We provide information security governance, auditing, risk management, and protection from cyber threats by implementing frameworks and complying with regulations such as GDPR, NIST, NYSA, CCPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC2, and ISO 27001.
Q. Can you introduce us to your cyber security operations and risk management consulting services? What are their primary features?
Core risk & security guidance services include cyber security & IT assessments, vulnerability assessment & penetration testing (VAPT), virtual information security officer (VISO), virtual data protection officer (VDPO), outsourced cyber security and data privacy programs & remediation, and compliance & governance.
Core monitoring & management services include SOCaaS, data loss protection (DLP), managed endpoint detection & response, attack surface monitoring, and mobile device management & dark web monitoring.
We also offer incident response services including ransomware negotiation & payment as well as forensics & eDiscovery.
Q. In what industries are your clients? Can you provide us with one or two success stories describing the challenges your clients faced and how CyberSecOp helped them overcome those challenges?
CyberSecOp services are industry agnostic. Today, we serve clients in various industries, including finance/fintech, biotech/health, critical infrastructure, education, and ecommerce/manufacturing.
One client success story involves the implementation of a NIST-based information security program, focusing on gaps identified during our client’s assessment. CyberSecOp’s CISO acts as an information security liaison to auditors, assessors, and third parties. The team reviews the client’s cyber security program to continually identify potential gaps and determine residual risks. We then leverage the cyber risk, threat baseline, and NIST CSF 23 categories and 108 subcategories to create detailed reports for our clients with recommendations for remediation. Through working with us to identify security gaps and build a mature security and IT Risk management program, our client has achieved a 50% loss risk reduction.
Another client success story involved us supporting the vendors’ due diligence against our risk management framework (RMF) in line with the company’s compliance requirements. CyberSecOp’s baseline includes best practices in identifying, measuring, monitoring, and responding to risks associated with cyber security, technology, operations, legal, data privacy, financial crimes, and payment. Through working with CyberSecOp to identify security gaps and build a mature security and IT risk management program, this client achieved a 30% loss risk reduction.
Q. What new endeavors is CyberSecOp currently undertaking?
We are currently undertaking several activities in the AI and zero trust space, looking to implement solutions, programs, and tools to stay at the forefront of cyber technology and improve the customer experience.
Q. What’s the one thing you want CyberSecOp to be known for?
Our vision is to uplift enterprise security, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability beyond best practices.
Q. Is there anything you would like to add before we wrap up?
At CyberSecOp, we pride ourselves on being educators in the cyber security field and not just another organization trying to sell a service. The win is when a business engages us because they understand the need, the solutions, and the value of the partnership.
Vincent LaRocca | Co-founder & CEO
Vincent LaRocca is an accomplished information technology professional with over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, providing managed security services and managed IT services for SMB to Fortune 500 companies. His strengths include all business management aspects including P/L, revenue growth, negotiation, presentation skills, resource allocation, strategic business development, and delivery methodologies. Vinny had early career success working for IBM and EMC where he spearheaded new initiatives in data migration, business continuance, systems implementation, and management best practices, creating and growing a $0 debt company working in partnership with small to Fortune 500 customers. He is a creative problem solver with a legendary work ethic and laser focus.