About
Evolve Security

Our primary goal is to leave our customers with a better security posture.
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Evolve Security

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

Powering the Human Element
of Cybersecurity

Evolve Security is dedicated to improving your security posture through Managed Offensive Security; Continuous Penetration Testing; Vulnerability Management; Application & Cloud Security Validation and Incident Response services. Through our #1 ranked Evolve Academy and by working with customers through our Advisory, Corporate Training and Talent Solutions services, we’re developing and deploying the next generation of cybersecurity talent.

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.

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

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Innovation Through Technology & Talent

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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 through our Talent Solutions service.
Extreme Customer Focus
We are service delivery focused – we appreciate and value your business. Our goal is to ensure you 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, Compliance Specialists, Project Managers, Talent Specialists, Advisors, Instructors and more.
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."
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Our Leadership

Evolve Security is dedicated to delivering real and measurable improvements to our customers' security posture and to helping close the cybersecurity skills gap. With leadership that has been in the information security industry for more than two decades, our experience, our passion for what we do and our complementary skill sets help the company continue to grow while staying true to our Core Values.

Paul Petefish
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Hamilton
Chief Operations Officer
Sam Harris
Chief Technical Officer
Katie Hanson
Director, Projects &
Accounts
Leigh Staub
Senior Director, Academy
Shelley Leeman
Director, Talent Solutions
Sarah Thomas
Director, People Operations
Darrin Hernandez
Director, Finance
Scott Miegel
Director, Sales
Nina Kuhlman
Director, Marketing
Brandon S. Keath
Director, Cyber Training
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Advisors

Ben Johnson
Nicholas J. Percoco
Steve Hunt

Awards & Recognition

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Awarded Top Academy 5 Years Running

Year after year, Evolve’s Academy is recognized as the top Cybersecurity Academy by Switchup.
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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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Join the Team

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Evolve is leading the way in cybersecurity training and talent. Work with the smartest minds in the business.
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