What is your name, title, and role at your company?

Ken Runkles, Founder and Managing Partner, at Innovation Orange.

What does your company do?

IT Management/ Cybersecurity

  • Managed IT services
  • Cybersecurity compliance and governance assessments (for example: NIST, HIPPA, PCI)
  • 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Incident Response
  • Penetration testing

What are some neat projects that your company is currently working on?

We are currently conducting an incident response, investigation and restoration of a large company that was impacted by both an insider threat and a ransomware attack within the same timeframe. The events were determined to be unrelated, and the investigation has been challenging and an interesting case study. Our ability to identify the multiple attacks and assist in a critical restoration of the company’s critical functions to allow the company to continue operating and only suffer minimal disruption has been exhausting but rewarding for our team.  We are also pursing several Managed IT Services Engagement and working with several Federal Agencies to be included in their pools of providers for Cybersecurity Services.

How would you describe your company’s culture?

Agile, fun and employee-friendly with a focus on client success and personal development.

How does your company differentiate itself from your competitors?

We have taken enterprise and fortune 500 level IT and cybersecurity experience and developed re-designed services and pricing structures to support the small and medium-size businesses that do not have the budget or resources to address the ever-growing cyber threats to their businesses. We want everyone to have the best protections and be prepared for an attack on their business, no matter the size. No company is left behind!

If you could see anyone in concert, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

Iron Maiden: Favorite band growing up, original Led Zepplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn

Is there anything additional you would like to share about your company?

In addition to a dedicated focus on supporting small and medium-size businesses, we have extensive experience supporting the DoD, Intelligence Community, Other Federal Agencies, State, and local governments. We have been valuable teammates on both small and large govt proposal teams and provided our extensive knowledge and experience of the Govt procurement process and proposal writing.

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