Our Points of Difference
Simple principles that set us apart from other security companies. In plain English:
Focus on small business.
We are a resource for companies that don't have the luxury of internal IT and security experts. We know that each business is unique, and we do our best to "speak the language" of sole proprietorships and small independent firms.
Business-first security strategy.
Many small businesses have never thought about cybersecurity, and how it relates to their business. Thus it's essential in many cases to clarify the business objectives that clients hope to solve with "security."
Business case justification.
We believe you shouldn't spend money or time unless you can reasonably expect a good return on investment. With limited resources, it's vital to prioritize only the solutions that will have the most impact on your business.
We're not here to "make quota" by selling you a product that has more features than you need. Our recommendations are made solely in your best interest, and tailored to your specific level of technical sophistication and interest.
Our Team - Your Team
Co-owner & Principal technical consultant
Since 2008, Isaiah Sarju has been an asset to the Information Security field. He has contributed to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, exploited systems in diverse environments, conducted numerous penetration tests, and taught students how to become top tier defenders. When he's not stopping hackers, he can be found training martial arts, swimming, or overthinking a tabletop game.
B.A., Computer Science, Spanish
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
Vol. 5, contributor
Activities & Affiliations
• 1871 Member/Mentor
• ACLU Member
• PADI Open Water Diver
• Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
• Offensive Security Certified Professional, 2015
Co-owner & Principal business Consultant
Ruthven Darragh cut his security teeth through loss prevention audits and investigations in a multi-national transportation company. He trained guards and front-line employees operating in a hectic workplace to detect and deter unusual behavior. Ruthven is obsessed with closing the "implementation gap," by translating "technobabble" into plain English that individuals can comprehend and take action with confidence. For recreation, he enjoys cooking with his wife, reading, walking his dog, and beating Isaiah in tabletop games.
Activities & Affiliations
- 1871 Member
- EMT-Basic, Louisiana
University of New Orleans
Master of Business Administration
B.A., Political Science, German
(Phi Beta Kappa)