Founded in 1996, SyCom Technologies designs, delivers and supports IT solutions that optimize business results. With offices in Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Vienna, our focus is primarily the Mid-Atlantic with national delivery capability. With more than $60 million in revenue, we are one of the largest systems integrators on the East Coast. Named “Best Place to Work in Richmond,” SyCom is an employer of choice for the best IT talent in the region. More than 70% of our engineers have an average of 12 years of experience —underlining our commitment to provide sage advice that you can trust.
For many years, organizations have relied on periodic penetration tests to validate the security of their infrastructure. Unfortunately, the speed of exploit development and automation leveraged by hackers against an organization has rendered these single “point-in-time” penetration tests insufficient. What once took months can now be accomplished by hackers in days or even hours.
This market trend created a need for penetration tests that could evaluate an organization’s security as quickly as hackers could take advantage of them.
In 2015, SyCom set out to develop a forward-thinking solution to bridge the gap between tests, led by our Security Practice Area Manager and expert penetration tester Darren Manners.
After more than a decade delivering internal and external “one-off” penetration tests, Darren came to believe that periodic testing would never be enough to keep his customers safe and informed. With that task in mind, he developed RedSpy365, a continuous, White Hat testing platform using the same tools and methods as the bad guys to identify and prevent potential exploits before they happen. From inception through more than 12 versions of development, RedSpy365 infused his idea of automation and multiple tools along with “attack vectors” to become the live, perpetual resource Darren envisioned to provide clients with a continuous, proactive attack strategy.
Darren’s motto? “We measure what an organization actually DOES, not just what they say they do.” Considering this, RedSpy365 delivers ongoing feedback through its team of analysts who continuously leverage automated tools combined with their insights and experiences to provide remediation recommendations that truly reduce quantifiable business risk.
A vast wealth of experience in the Information Technology and Security fields means we are the perfect solution for your security needs.
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Security Practice Area Manager
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Darren is a seasoned IT professional specializing in Penetration Testing, Compliance, Security Awareness, Social Engineering and other forms of Offensive Information Security Practices. He spent the early part of his career with the United Kingdom Royal Naval Intelligence earning nine years’ experience as a Communication Technician Analyst. Over the next 12 years, he worked in various security roles with VAR’s achieving several certifications including CCIE, SANS Cyber Guardian – Red and Blue, one of only 34 in the world to hold this distinction., SANS GSE (#42), CCIE Security (18929), OSCP, CISSP, and others. Darren has written papers outlining iPhone backup files for penetration testing and anomaly detection using user agent headers. Other accomplishments include being the designer of Sphere of Influence (security visualization tool) and Ice-hole (email phishing tool)
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Chief Information Security Officer
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Allen Jenkins is the Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for protecting SyCom’s information assets as well as leading consulting efforts with our customers, to develop appropriate cybersecurity strategies. In this consulting role, Allen also leads Blue Team Integration for RedSpy365. Allen has been with SyCom since February 1998. Allen has over 30 years of Information Technology architecture and security experience. Prior to joining SyCom, Allen helped lead Information Technology initiatives at organizations in the finance (SunTrust/Crestar) and healthcare industries (Whitby Pharmaceuticals/Ethyl Corporation).
- ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Global Information Assurance Certification’s Security Leadership Certification (GIAC-GSLC)
- ITIL Foundations Certification (ITIL)
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Ian has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field, gaining his experience through 25 years’ service in the UK Royal Navy. Within the communication environment as a Warrant Officer, he managed the technical collection in the computer network and electronic warfare areas, working in many hostile environments such as Afghanistan and Iraq. On completion of his Royal Navy employment, he became a subject matter expert in electronic warfare for Lockheed Martin working on many top-secret projects. After five years, he went on to become an Electronic Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation educator with the UAE Navy providing foundation and intermediate training. This led to a position with NATO in 2012, teaching security and C4ISTAR systems to US, UK and Australian personnel in Kandahar and Kabul, Afghanistan. As a Penetration Tester for SyCom, Ian provides continuous service to over 24 companies using RedSpy365.
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Security Systems Engineer
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Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He has worked his way from a helpdesk technician answering calls to the Director of IT at a Fortune 500 company. Prior to SyCom, Jonathan was the Director of IT Infrastructure and Client Services for Alpha Natural Resources. Jonathan received the majority of his IT training while serving in the U.S. Army for 11 years and working as a civilian for Department of the Army. Jonathan maintains professional certifications from many of the industry’s leaders including CCIE R&S (40780), CISSP, and CEH.
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