The manufacturing cybersecurity experts
Meet your cybersecurity team
Yes, we are the technology geeks. The technology geeks with a cybersecurity hammer. And we know how to swing it.
At CyberNINES we are on a mission to not only bring your business up to mandated federal compliance but to use our tools and best cybersecurity practices to help your business do more business.
And our partnerships like with Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Enterprise Minnesota put us in a unique position deliver on that mission. You see, we know cybersecurity but we also know cybersecurity as it pertains specifcally to the manufacturing of DoD contracted projects.
What that means for you is not only do we ensure your compliance to help you shield your business and our country from hackers with nefarious plans, we can help you attain new levels of compliance that could open doors to receiving more DoD contracts (whether you are a Prime or subcontractor). Two birds, one stone.
So, just exactly who are these cybersecurity experts that’ll keep the cyber thieves at bay while offering a way to help you secure more work? Allow us to introduce ourselves.
CyberNINES is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, a CMMC Registered Provider Organziation (RPO), and a Candidate Certified 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), focused on cybersecurity services that provides high value and affordable CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 assessments, audits and compliance management to small and medium-size business within the DOD Supply Chain. Our solutions include Government Cloud solutions for Controlled Unclassified Information (ITAR and 600 Series) to meet DFAR 252.204-7012, 7019 and 7020 regulations and virtual CISO services to limit the cybersecurity risk posture of suppliers and primes.
CyberNINES Areas of Service as it pertains to DOD Primes
- CMMC Pre-Assessment Readiness Reviews for Level 1 and Level 3
- DFARS 252.204-7012, 7019 and 7020 compliance assessments
- NIST SP 800-171 compliance assessments
- Managed Compliance Service Pro
M.B.A., CAPT, USN (retired)
Scott brings 30 years of military experience in both active duty and reserve rolls along with 26 years of industry experience. Most recently Scott was at PaR Systems, where he was Chief Information Officer since 2010. At PaR, Scott had responsibility for information systems, global quality, export control, security, and continuous process improvement. Previously, Scott spent 16 years with Medtronic in various leadership positions including the European Infrastructure Manager, the Vascular division CIO, and the head of global security. Scott has extensive experience with government contracting specializing in DFARS and NIST SP 800-171. In addition, Scott navigated his last company through many international export, privacy and cybersecurity matters.
Scott is the past president and currently on the executive leadership board for the Minnesota Technology Association (mntech), board member and past President of the UW Madison NROTC Alumni Association and board member of InfraGard. He was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) for his second consecutive term.
Scott has an MBA in Information Systems from the University of MN, Carlson School, and BS is Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Scott is one of the first to be recognized as an authorized CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP).
Todd has a strong record of running and growing 5NINES, a 20-year old technology company that provides internet, cybersecurity assessments, managed services, colocation and hosting to over 250 companies in Wisconsin. He was instrumental in creating 5NINES cybersecurity assessment program offered to members of the Wisconsin Manufacturer’s Extension Partnership. Todd is a founding member of the State of Wisconsin’s Cyber Strategy and Planning Work Group (WCSPWG) that addresses Wisconsin’s critical public and private infrastructure cyber security. He is also a board member of WisconsinEye, a non-profit, private public affairs cable network delivering nonpartisan, unedited, state government news.
Director of Operations
M.S., CAPT, USN (retired)
Greg Zacharski is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, he served a progressive, 30-year career – both at sea and ashore. He managed the Navy’s Shipbuilding budget from 2005 to 2007, and was Chief of Special Actions for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2012 to 2015 – where he coordinated global, non-kinetic military activities, liaising with the National Security Council and U.S. Intelligence Community. Most recently, he was the Director of the Navy’s Operational Energy Office, creating and executing Navy Operational Energy policies, and assessing and resourcing operational energy investments (>$50M/yr) in R&D, and mature technologies, which enhance the persistence of combat capability for ships and aircraft. Concurrently, he established, and served as director for, the Navy’s Foreign Investment Security Office, charged with assessing the potential risk or vulnerability investments may pose to the U.S. Navy’s global logistics support enterprise, and serving also as the Navy representative to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), for cases which could pose potential risk to national security.
Director of Business Development in Western Region
M.B.A., CAPT, USN (retired)
Nick brings his extensive experience in the military, corporate and non-profit organizations. Most recently Nick was the Director of Supply Chain Management at Lumenetix Inc., an LED lighting manufacturer in San Francisco. Prior to that, Nick was responsible for managing clients and production of NPI and system builds as the Executive Business Unit Manager at Rocket EMS, in Santa Clara, CA. Previously, Nick spent 20 years with Plantronics in various management positions including Senior Supply Chain Manager and Commodity Manager. Nick received his BA from San Jose State University, CA, and his MBA from Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, NY. He also spent 26 years in the Navy as a Naval Aviator while on active duty, and in Coastal Warfare/Force protection while in the Reserves. He has undergone the Department of Defense (DoD) Mandatory Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) training. Nick is a founder and CEO of “Will Swim for Food”, a fundraiser for food banks nationwide.
Rylee lead the implementation of her company’s cyber security awareness and compliance with assessments based on the Cloud Security Alliance’s controls which map to NIST SP 800-171 standards. Her cybersecurity areas of expertise include HR and financial related policies and training.
Eric has provided database and security consulting services to more than 100 clients across the globe. He has worked with ATT, Oracle and JD Edwards.
CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+
Matt brings 10 years of cyber security knowledge from the United States Air Force with nearly 10 years of Cybersecurity Experience managing classified and unclassified networks for the Department of Defense. He has been trained in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and performs various forms of in-depth assessments and audits in both a military and civilian capacity. Over the past two years, Matt has completed 20 assessments to the NIST SP 800-171 framework.
Elliott brings an expansive career as an IT Manager / Engineer across a broad spectrum of technologies and roles, including Cybersecurity, Managed Services, Data Center Management, Project Management and Network Engineering. He has 20 years of experience designing and implementing complex IT and security projects for several Fortune 500 companies.
Cyber Training Specialist
Tyler oversees cyber security education and training via our partner, InfoSec. He is enrolled at Colorado Technical University’s Cybersecurity program working towards his Bachelors, and holds CompTIA Security+ certification.