CHICAGO, IL (October 11, 2021) – Rokster, a leading technology consulting firm specializing in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Business Intelligence for the utility and life sciences sectors , today announced that Kurt Alaybeyoglu has joined the firm as Senior Director of Cybersecurity Services.
In his new role, Alaybeyoglu will utilize his broad cybersecurity expertise to support Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and act as a virtual CISO, advising Rokster’s clients on how best to operationalize a threat-informed defense and drive meaningful change in organizational security postures. Additionally, he will support client’s risk management initiatives and implement cybersecurity best practices and frameworks to strengthen cyber governance, drive control transparency, and prioritize security investments.
“We are thrilled to have Kurt on the Rokster team. His past experience will be invaluable as we support the world’s leading organizations and help them stay protected with our premier cybersecurity consulting services and compliance solutions. Kurt is particularly strong at assisting both operational personnel and C-suite executives in mitigating and communicating cyber risk—a skill that will be vital to organizations looking to be more efficient and secure,” remarked Rokster’s President, Tim Simmerly.
Prior to joining Rokster, Kurt served at The Chertoff Group, where he led high-profile cybersecurity engagements in the energy, financial services, retail, healthcare, and technology sectors. He also designed and served as technical lead for their Cyber Risk Diagnostic offering based on MITRE’s ATT&CK framework encompassing threat modeling; threat tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) criticality assessment; controls assurance testing; and remediation.
Kurt also served as a Cyberwarfare Officer in the United States Air Force for eight years, commanding large teams. In this capacity, Kurt personally commanded over 120 Counter-ISIL cyber missions, providing critical support to special forces units on the ground in multiple areas of responsibility. He has also participated in some of the largest military planning exercises the Department of Defense hosts, integrating cyber planning and effects with air, land, and naval domains.
Prior to that, Kurt provided critical Computer Network Defense as well as plans and programs management for Nuclear Command and Control platforms as well as communications platforms supporting the President, Vice President, and top-level Department of Defense (DoD) officials while stationed at Joint Base Andrews.
Rokster, part of The Planet Group, is a premier technology consulting and solutions provider, specializing in the Utility and Life Sciences industries for Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Business Intelligence. We partner with companies to provide premier technical solutions that aid in the protection, growth, and continued success of their business across its unique industry. Our mission is to provide sustainable, effective, and reliable plans for a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 powerhouses to up-and-coming startups. No matter how big or small, Rokster can help protect your organization, increase efficiency, and surpass your business goals.
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