Jared McWherter

Security Consultant


Jared started his career in IT nearly ten years ago performing system support and administration while studying Information Security. After obtaining his BS in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense, he brought his expertise to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) where he performed security risk assessments in an effort to integrate and align security practices with existing IT and business operations. He has worked in a wide variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing, while tailoring his assessments to the organization’s specific industry needs. He eventually moved into the defense industry where he supported cybersecurity efforts on embedded systems contained in military combat vehicle and weapons systems.

Jared is well-versed in the security challenges businesses face. His experience gives him the insight to provide actionable solutions to mitigate these risks.

Education & Certifications

  • BS – Information Assurance & Cyber Defense – Northern Michigan University
  • CMMC Registered Practitioner
  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor
  • SANS Security Awareness Professional (SSAP)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)
  • GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)
  • GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • IntelTechniques Open-Source Intelligence Techniques (OSINT)
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT)

Professional Affiliations

GIAC Advisory Board

Passion for Security

Jared has always had a keen interest in technology and started learning web design and system administration as a teenager. He started offering freelance web development services and when one of his clients had their website breached, he saw the need for security and started researching security methodology. From there his interest developed into a passion for learning as much as possible about all aspects of Information Security. Today, Jared still spends much of his time learning new skills and enjoys using his expertise to assist organizations with increasing their security posture.

He recognizes the threats the world faces with the ever-increasing attacks on all sectors and has made it his mission to help protect organizations from falling victim to cybercrime.

Recent Blog Posts

Measuring the Impact of a Security Awareness Program

Our goal in building a security awareness program is to embed security into our partners’ existing organizational culture. Impacting culture is a long-term process that can take years and requires executive support. If you are tasked with managing a security awareness program, it is your job to measure and show leadership that your program is...
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Recent Webinars

Building a System Security Plan (SSP) that Matters

If your organization is involved in contracting with the US federal government, you’ve likely come across the requirement to have a System Security Plan (SSP) in place. For those looking to understand or implement an SSP, there are many resources...
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