About
Evolve Security

Our primary goal is to leave our customers with a better security posture.
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two decades of experience

Evolve Security

With leadership that has been in the information security industry for two decades, Evolve Security is dedicated to deliver real and measurable improvements to your company’s security posture.

How We Work With Our Customers

Evolve Security works alongside your current security and/or IT staff to manage and resolve security vulnerabilities throughout the full security lifecycle. Our ultimate goal is to improve our customers’ security posture, not just provide them with a list of vulnerabilities and security findings.

Evolve trains your staff while the full security lifecycle is being performed, which equips your team with the necessary tools and best practices and allows your company to remain secure long after the initial assessment is completed. This unique approach ensures that improvements are made to your security posture, and that your company is positioned to be secure for the long-term.

Our values

What We Believe In

Extreme Customer Focus

We believe value comes from a long-term relationship vs. short-term high-cost engagements that end with a lengthy findings report and no remediation.

At Evolve we provide the full security project lifecycle. Evolve works with your current technology stack, including on-prem and cloud technologies, helping to achieve security excellence and compliance.

Innovation Through Technology & Talent

Differentiators

Technology & Approach

One of a kind platform:

  • DARWIN ATTACK™ Platform: Provides dynamic reporting - our testers spend more time testing
  • Continuous testing & security validation
  • Remediation support / full lifecycle
  • CyberLAB™: Learning management and access to real-world based labs and scenarios
Talent
U.S. based W2 employees. All application security SMEs are formal developers. All testers carry certifications such as OSCP, ECP, OSCE, CISSP
Academy
We are the experts in the industry because we train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The top 5% of our academy graduates are recruited into staffing roles.
Extreme Customer Focus
We are service delivery focused – we appreciate and value your business. Our goal is to achieve security excellence and compliance.

Equality Drives Innovation

Located in the Chicago Loop, we are building a talented, inclusive, and diverse workforce of Senior Security Engineers and Compliance Specialists.
Paul Petefish
Chief Executive Officer
" We truly go above and beyond to deliver the best experience possible to our customers. If we serve our customers well, our own success will follow."
experienced seniority

Our Leadership Team

With leadership that has been in the information security industry for two decades, Evolve Security is dedicated to deliver real and measurable improvements to your company’s security posture. The delivery team management have complementary skill sets with experience in penetration testing, application security, wireless testing, security operations and vulnerability management. All staff has undergone background checks. All resources assigned to projects are W-2 employees and fully covered with errors and omissions and liability insurance. All resources are based in and operating from the United States.

Paul Petefish
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Hamilton
Chief Operations Officer
Sam Harris
Chief Technical Officer
Mike Hardenbrook
Vice President, Marketing
Katie Hanson
Director, Projects &
Accounts
Darrin Hernandez
Director, Finance
Stefan Dorn
Manager, Security
Services
Dr. Faisal Abdullah
Sr. Director, Academy
Leigh Staub
Director, Operations
Scott Miegel
Director, Sales
Evolve security

Advisors

Ben Johnson
Nicholas J. Percoco
Steve Hunt

Awards & Recognition

Awarded Top Academy 3 Years Running

Year after year, Evolve’s Academy is recognized is the top Cybersecurity Academy by Switchup

Newsweek's Top Technical Schools of 2019

Evolve was listed among the top schools for learning technical skills.
Our culture

Core Values

Our culture and value shape the character of the Evolve brand.
Extreme
Customer Focus

We truly go above and beyond to deliver the best experience possible to our customers. If we serve our customers well, our own success will follow.

Our People
Matter

We know our employees are our greatest asset and we must attract, retain and motivate people from many backgrounds and perspectives. We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places. Advancement depends on merit and we have yet to find the limits to the responsibility our best people are able to assume.

Do the
Right Thing

We believe honesty is the best policy, no matter what, whether you’re dealing with a customer, your manager or a peer. It can take a lifetime to earn trust, but only a second to destroy it. Treat our customers and peers how you would like to be treated.

Be a
Builder

We encourage creativity and imagination in everything we do and believe risks are worth taking. While recognizing that the old way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to improve by finding better solutions to customers’ problems, enhancing our curriculum and creating processes that help us operate more efficiently.

Quality Work
on Time

We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Good work takes time, just make sure delivery expectations are set and followed.

Teamwork

We produce our best work by collaborating as team. While individual creativity is encouraged, we know that team effort produces top results. We have no room for those who put their personal interests ahead of the interests of the company and its customers.

Heart of a Teacher

We are founded on teaching, training and sharing knowledge. We expect everyone to have the heart of a teacher, and the patience of a mentor. We build each other up and make each other better. We believe education never stops therefore we constantly strive to learn and challenge ourselves.

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