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

Our mission is to fundamentally transform the way companies implement cybersecurity and compliance programs throughout the world.

Associations

Tampa Bay Business Journal - Leadership Trust

Community
Involvement

Leadership

Michael Ferris

Chief Executive Officer

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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Toney Jennings

Chief Revenue Officer

Toney Jennings is an experienced serial entrepreneur, having lead teams in the information protection, technology, and compliance fields for over 30 years. Furthermore, he was one of the founders of the first commercially available intrusion detection system (IDS), which had a successful sale to Cisco Systems. Additionally, Toney was an officer at the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), conducting penetration testing and vulnerability assessments of Department of Defense (DoD) networks.

Michael Brooks - GRC Director

Michael Brooks

Chief Delivery Officer

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).

Jeremy Rasmussen

Chief Technology Officer &
Chief Information Security Officer

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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Rolando Torres

Chief Operating Officer

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 Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

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. 

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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.

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.

Farida Karundeng

GRC, Senior Manager

Farida has been a Risk Management and GRC professional for 20+ years with Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM. Her experience includes regional coverage of North America, Caribbean and Latin America, as well 13 countries in Asia Pacific. Farida has developed and implemented control frameworks, policies, and procedures for numerous Center of Excellences and various segments of businesses. She holds a Finance degree from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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.

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