About Us

CYBERSECURITY AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE EXPERTS

Abacode is fundamentally different from most Cybersecurity providers. We address company risk from a business strategy first and cyber-technologies second. This methodology ensures your technical and non-technical leadership are able to make unbiased strategic decisions that positively impact the entire organization.

Abacode has become one of the fastest growing Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP) by empowering companies to have a Cyber Capability Maturity Model (CCMM) and consolidate all cyber-risk and regulatory compliance initiatives under one roof.

Cybersecurity,
Our Sole Focus

As one of the few solely dedicated full-service Cybersecurity and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) firms, we provide companies with a single trusted source for all cybersecurity and compliance products, solutions, and managed services. Regulatory Compliance and Cybersecurity is not a part of what we do. It is our sole focus.

This matters a great deal to our clients and partners. We understand you may have a favorite cybersecurity product or supplier. As an MSSP, chances are we work with them too. Our Cybersecurity Applied Research Lab (CARL) and Security Operation Centers (SOC) provide unbiased decision-making for all cyber-risk and compliance needs.

Always Looking for the Best

Do you have the right governance in place to make good decisions?

Is your cyber balance sheet in order?

Strategic Solutions

Whether you engage Abacode directly or through one of our many trusted alliance partners (PoweredBy Abacode), we declutter the complex landscape of Compliance and Cybersecurity and place strategic planning and delivery back into the decision-making process.

CYBERSECURITY & COMPLIANCE SERVICES FOR ALL INDUSTRIES

Cybersecurity applies to everyone. Businesses must ensure proper due diligence. Additionally, where there isn’t a cybersecurity regulation yet, the rapidly increasing compliance regulations will soon hit them too. It’s important that you stay ahead of the curve, not only to follow best practices but also to have a highly effective marketing strategy.

Banking & Finance

Healthcare

Legal

Property Management

Sports Teams & Facilities

Industrial / Manufacturing

Utilities

Construction

Technology

Education

Retail

Government

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US

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“We rely on partners to help drive the Tech Data brand and services practice forward, and Abacode is one of those companies we’ve been incredibly excited to collaborate with. Abacode’s people and process are second to none. They bring a level of quality and depth of services that are truly hard to find. Tech Data and Abacode, combined, are hard to beat.”

VP of Security

TechData

“Partnering with Abacode allows us to utilize the expertise of its staff to properly implement a managed cybersecurity program, helping to protect the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, and AMALIE Arena against threats without the overhead of additional staff and resources focused solely in these areas. We are pleased to have Abacode as a partner.”

VP of Innovation & Technology Services

Tampa Bay Lightning & Amalie Arena

Values

Together, We Know More

Give Back
Learn and Grow
Teach Others
Lead By Example

Mission

Abacode’s mission is to enable and deploy best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our partners and clients.

We strive to build a culture of continuous learning and security advancement within our team, partner, and client relationships. We will engineer a smart and cost-conscious ecosystem that our clients can rely on so they can focus on proactive growth rather than reactive repairs.

Vision

Abacode’s vision is to change the fundamental way cybersecurity is implemented for organizations throughout the world.

Associations

Tampa Bay Business Journal - Leadership Trust

Community
Involvement

Leadership

Michael Ferris

CEO

Michael Ferris has been a founder and CEO of several companies over the past 20 years. His success as a founder and CEO led him to become the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and a judge for the EY Awards from 2012-2016. In addition, he is a Chairman for New Mountain Capital, portfolio company – Valet Living and a Committee Member, Department of Homeland Security – Real Estate ISAC.

 

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Rolando Torres

COO

Rolando Torres is a Technology and Business leader with 22+ years of IT and Security Consulting Experience with Accenture before joining the Abacode team 5 years ago. Those 17+ years include the responsibility of managing international engagements and leading teams on three continents within the Telecommunications, Energy and Healthcare sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

Shane Wiseman

Executive VP & CFO

Shane Wiseman has had an extensive career as a business executive which has spanned 25+ years. Over those 25+ years he has held numerous leadership roles in both public and private companies; including Board of Director, President, CFO, Auditor, and Analyst. Shane graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting & Business Management, and was also an NCAA Div. I 1st-Team Academic All-American in soccer at Adelphi University. 

Jeremy Rasmussen

CTO & CISO

Jeremy Rasmussen is a Cybersecurity Expert (Military, Defense, and Private Sector) with 24+ years of experience in developing secure communications systems and providing cybersecurity consulting services throughout the world. Jeremy graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, both from the University of South Florida. Jeremy is also a certified CISSP and White-Hat Ethical Hacker.

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Bryan Graf

Senior VP, Business Development

Bryan Graf is a security and compliance expert with 12+ years of experience in building, delivering, and managing IT security and compliance program for clients in healthcare, finance, and government. His accomplishments include establishing one of the first official FedRAMP third-party assessment practices in the U.S. Bryan holds a master’s degree in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida. Bryan is also a certified CISSP, CIA, CISA, and certified HITRUST practitioner.

Rebecca Magyar

Director, Program Management Office

Rebecca Magyar has extensive experience in program management and international engagements which led her to the award of Up and Comer – Women in Cybersecurity and STEM. She has also Developed policy, procedures, and protocols for customer experience and delivery of services throughout the Americas. Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

Michael Brooks - GRC Director

Michael Brooks

Director, Governance, Risk & Compliance

Michael Brooks is a security and compliance executive with over 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and operating cybersecurity programs for the Department of Defense and private sector clients in numerous industries.  He is a retired Air Force officer with experience as both a Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer.  Mike holds an MBA from American Military University and is also a credentialed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Robert Lubin

Director, Security Operations Center

Robert Lubin has more than 10 years of cybersecurity experience in the military, private, and national intelligence sectors. Robert holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Arabic and French programs at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

Andy Swenson

Andy Swenson

Board of Advisors

Andy Swenson is a seasoned executive and consultant with national and international experience in cybersecurity and information technology focused on improving business results. He demonstrated success as the CIO/CISO/CTO of multiple high growth public companies as well as through Professional Services and Consulting leadership. His focus is on the application of technology to businesses to improve operations, build new revenue opportunities, and enhance customer service.

Careers

Regulatory Compliance Cloud Engineer (Full-time)

Abacode is seeking an engineer to design and implement Azure or AWS FedRAMP compliant environments in accordance with NIST 800-53 R4 and review documented system security plans.

Knowledge and experience in implementing the following are required:

  •  Access Control/2FA/Single Sign-On
  •  Patch and Configuration Management
  •  Secure Coding Processes
  •  Backup and Restoration
  •  Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or other primary Cloud Service Provider
  • 5+ years of experience in a Cloud architect or Cloud engineer role
  • 5+ years of experience in designing, implementing, or consulting with Cloud regulatory compliance environments
  • Experience with Microsoft Identity services, including Active Directory Domain Services, Federation Services, and associated identity management
  • Experience with building, delivering, and managing Cloud and private Cloud IaaS environments using IaaS platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or Oracle
  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship indefinitely
  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with Windows systems, including Active Directory 2008+, Amazon Linux, CentOS, and Ubuntu
  • 5+ years of experience with Microsoft SCCM or other configuration management tool
  • 5+ years of experience with database configuration and administration, including MySQL and SQL Server
  • Knowledge of FedRAMP regulatory compliance requirements
  • Amazon Certified Solutions Architect, Associate, or MCSD Azure Solutions Architect Certifications preferred

FedRAMP Implementation Consultant (Full-time)

Abacode is seeking an implementation consultant to facilitate implementation of FedRAMP, ISO 27001, HIPAA HITRUST and other data privacy and security programs for Abacode clients in preparation for their certification process. To succeed in this position, you’ll need a strong understanding of security-related system controls and supporting solutions and an understanding of the various testing methods utilized to ascertain the effectiveness of those controls. You will work in a team atmosphere with Abacode’s Risk Management and Compliance team, and you’ll be assigned technical sections and be able to provide client-ready deliverables.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform FedRAMP gap assessments
  • Lead meetings with clients to discuss current processes, gaps, and remediation efforts
  • Create FedRAMP System Security Plans (SSP), compliance policies, procedures, diagrams, inventories, and related documentation
  • Execute, examine, interview, and test procedures in accordance with the security and privacy standard been assessed
  • Ensure cybersecurity policies adhered to the standard requirements and that controls are implemented and validate
  • Validate respective information system security plans to ensure security standard control requirements are met

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (four-year college or university) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five to eight (5-8) years of experience in the IT industry, with a strong familiarity with security and privacy standards such as FedRAMP, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001 and HIPAA HITRUST, among others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain technical matters to a non-technical audience
  • A solid understanding of IT security technologies including network and application security, firewalls, access management, cloud systems, and data protection
  • Knowledge of security solutions (vulnerability scanning, monitoring, configuration management, access control systems, etc.)
  • Ability to lead small, less complex system assessments independently
  • Ability to assist team members with proper artifact collection and detail to clients’ examples of artifacts that will satisfy assessment requirements
  • At least one of the following certifications is preferred: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAP, CRISC, and/or PMP

Principal Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant

Abacode, LLC has an outstanding opportunity for a Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant based in Tampa, FL. We are helping clients mature from “zero” to optimal cybersecurity through implementation of governance, risk, and compliance best practices.

 

Position Summary:

The Principal Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant demonstrates technical, customer management, and policy development skills. As a project leader, this consultant plans, organizes, and executes technical tasks, demonstrating cybersecurity subject matter expertise (SME) while performing excellent service delivery for customers.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate SME on compliance mandates and standards
  • Guide customers through the compliance process to implement best practices commensurate with requirements
  • Act as “player/coach” both in leading project teams and helping to perform cybersecurity assessments and other consulting services
  • Develop and/or review technical documentation such as policy, assessment reports, and white papers
  • Demonstrate SME for security tools, applications, and processes, including SIEM, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing tools
  • Create, maintain, and deliver project schedules and budgets
  • Define and manage work for consultants and contractors
  • Identify, manage, and maintain KPI and other metrics for core processes
  • Review and assess currently supported tools, apps, and processes to determine gaps for meeting the needs of the stakeholders
  • Create process documents for operations, maintenance, and output integration from these tools into daily security operations
  • Help cultivate and maintain our culture of continuous learning and education to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity knowledge to the benefit of our customers

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, IT, Computer Science, MIS or related field is required; or else a relevant combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in IT-related field and minimum 3 years of experience in cybersecurity operations
  • Possess strong knowledge of GRC including scoping, asset identification, risk assessment, and risk management
  • Possesses strong knowledge of compliance standards – for example, NIST SP 800-53 (RMF), NIST 800-171, FedRAMP, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITRUST, SOC2, ISO 27001, et al.
  • CISSP, CISA, GCIH, CCNE, CEH, and/or similar industry certifications preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity industry trends, and emerging technologies
  • Strong knowledge of security technologies in areas such as firewalls, networking, IDS/IPS and encryption
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as peer relationship skills
  • Possesses strong individual work ethic and team participation
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies and concepts

The Senior Cybersecurity Engineer demonstrates technical, customer management, and team leadership skills. As a customer-facing manager, this engineer understands the cybersecurity needs of clients and recommends appropriate Abacode services and solutions. As a small team leader, this engineer plans, organizes, and executes technical projects. And as a technical resource, this engineer demonstrates cybersecurity subject matter expertise in performing excellent service delivery for our customers.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams to perform cybersecurity assessments, full internal & external vulnerability assessments on entire IT infrastructure and devices, across multiple locations
  • Develop and/or review technical documentation such as assessment reports and white papers
  • Demonstrate subject matter expert (SME) for security tools, applications and processes, including SIEM, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing tools
  • Create, maintain and deliver project schedules and budgets
  • Define and manage work for consultants and contractors
  • Identify, manage and maintain KPI and other metrics for core processes
  • Review and assess current supported tools, apps and processes to determine gaps for meeting the needs of the stakeholders
  • Create process documents for operations, maintenance and integrating output from these tools into daily security operations
  • Help cultivate and maintain our culture of continuous learning and education to stay at the forefront of cybersecurity knowledge to the benefit of our customers

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field is required; or else relevant combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in IT-related field and minimum 3 years of experience in cybersecurity operations
  • CISSP, GCIH, CCNE, CEH, and/or similar industry certifications preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cybersecurity industry trends, and emerging technologies
  • Experience in Windows and/or Linux systems administration
  • Strong knowledge of security technologies in areas such as firewalls, networking, IDS/IPS and encryption
  • Experience in scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell, VBScript, Unix Shell (bash/ksh), etc.)
  • Experience with SIEM monitoring and reporting processes – security compliance monitoring, security event monitoring, vulnerability assessments, etc.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as peer relationship skills
  • Possesses strong individual work ethic and team participation
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new technologies and concepts

Position Summary:

Analyst will oversee the financial planning & analysis of the organization.

 

Pay Range:

Yearly salary will be $70,000 to $90,000 depending on experience.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the continued development of Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, Operating Plan and Modeling tools
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial reports (with budget to actual and variance) including Rolling Forecasts with Variance Analysis
  • Understand and work with a Business Intelligence Tools and Dashboard reports (Zoho, When I Work, etc.) to help workflow, headcount and financial modeling
  • Implement a business intelligence tool and dashboard reports
  • Evaluate processes and sales pricing models to optimize pricing as well as new projects or services areas
  • Evaluate processes to understand ROI in marketing programs
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyze each business services division to provide accurate P&L and timely financial recommendations to management
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and Senior Management Team
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators (KPI) including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA highly preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Jr. or Sr. Manager or Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Analysis, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills required. Experience in technology services sector highly preferred but not required
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Power Bi skills needed. Zoho or another project-based platform experience desirable
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with each departmental team members in a hands-on management capacity
  • Experience with Multi National Professional Services Businesses is preferred

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