About2017-08-22T17:01:47+00:00

Our multi-disciplinary team has a proven record of designing, implementing and maintaining information security, risk management, internal assessments, communications and response-related services, bringing decades of hands-on experience and knowledge to your organization.

With active working knowledge of a variety of industry standard frameworks including, but not limited to, FISMA, NIST, ISO, CSF and HIPAA, as well as international and domestic privacy regulations (i.e. GDPR). This vast working knowledge further sharpens the team’s ability to drive results regardless of the challenge. Asureti’s experience includes solving complex security and risk management challenges for clients around the globe, across multiple industries and through a broad variety of regulatory and industry requirements.

Our approach

  • Leverages deep experience across industries, geographies and organizations to address specific customer requirements while integrating unique company attributes, organizational culture, regulatory and legal obligations and business strategy alignment.

  • Seeks to partner in understanding your specific goals and challenges.

  • Focuses to create a solution that reduces the friction of required operational components of security and compliance, allowing you to focus on services and strategies most significant to your business success.

Our intelligent and insightful methodology leverages a risk-based approach to core required information security and compliance functions while establishing an integrated structure allowing for efficient assessments, certifications and external reviews.

Melissa Ryan
Co-Founder, Practice Director

Melissa Ryan is a co-founder and Practice Director at Asureti, where she leads the Managed Assurance service line providing compliance, risk, privacy and security services. She is an engaged and influential leader with foresight and energy to drive efforts focused on enabling client success. In this role, she supports organizations in not only designing and maintaining appropriate governance and compliance structures, but leveraging these functions to improve business capabilities, deliver value and drive revenue.

Neil Watkins
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Neil Watkins is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Asureti, where he leads the professional, managed and product service offerings. In this role, he guides strategic planning execution of high value, high impact engagements to ensure client success. Neil is a perpetual self-starter and continually keeps on top of the latest research in tools, technology and methodology, especially those related to sustainable digital solutions. He thrives on leading the adoption and integration of new technology at the enterprise level, and more importantly, Neil understands the need to align secure technologies with real business needs and to achieve these goals on time as well as within budget.

John Madick
Practice Director

John Madick is a Practice Director within Asureti’s Managed Assurance service line providing compliance, risk, privacy, and security services. With more than 20 years of experience as a security leader across multiple organizations and industries, his deep experience includes designing and implementing proactive information security solutions as well as leading security operations teams. His experience leverages extensive knowledge of information security challenges across a variety of industries, technologies, and risk landscapes. With his experience and insight, he is able to bring deep real-world experience and expert perspective to address unique and complex security and risk management challenges.

He is a member of ISC2, ISACA and is a SANS Alumni. He also serves as a mentor for the US Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot high school competition, his team being the reigning national champions. He also serves as an advisor for the University of Central Missouri’s Information Cybersecurity graduate program.