GoVanguard is a results oriented Cybersecurity firm dedicated to reducing and managing risk utilizing an agile and holistic approach.

Our team’s unique perspective provides real-world insight into mitigating security threats and building streamlined security programs across many different industries including Finance, Cloud Services, Healthcare and Retail.




Gray Analytics


In a world filled with complex threats, Gray Analytics brings clarity to the critical mission of cybersecurity. From Supply Chain Risk Management to Enterprise Cybersecurity, we provide best-practice services across a broad spectrum of cyber scenarios for both government and commercial customers. We start by helping you define the threats, with proven follow-through for managing and defending the ecosystems. And for government contractors we offer NIST Compliance support that’s second to none.

Cybersecurity can seem like one big gray area. At Gray Analytics, we’ve got that covered.






Guardicore is an innovator in data center and cloud security focused on delivering more accurate and effective ways to protect critical applications from compromise through unmatched visibility, micro-segmentation and real-time breach detection and response. Developed by the top cyber security experts in their field, Guardicore is changing the way organizations are fighting cyber attacks in their data centers.


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Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University

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To address the accelerating problem of cyber risk, an interdisciplinary team of CISOs, executives, and business thought leaders at Pepperdine Graziadio are providing a Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certification.

CyRP is designed for business professionals and leaders regardless of technical background or the business verticals they work. Business leaders with this certification will be prepared to identify, evaluate, prepare for, and mitigate cyber security risk. CyRP is designed and taught by the same faculty who teach in the globally recognized Pepperdine Executive MBA program as well as CISOs from companies in Silicon Valley and professionals engaged in addressing cybersecurity across the US.


Protect Against the Growing Risks of Cybercrime

Become the driving force against the accelerating problem of potential cyber threats in your organization; earn the Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certificate. Regardless of industry or technical background, CyRP will prepare business leaders to effectively identify, evaluate, prepare for and mitigate cybersecurity threats. The program highlights include:

  • CyRP is designed and taught by Pepperdine faculty and an interdisciplinary board of CISOs, executives and business thought leaders

  • Four comprehensive course modules

  • The certificate is equivalent to four continuing education credits

Upcoming CyRP Programs | Hybrid and Online

Hybrid Program Dates

Spring 2019
March 8-9, 2019 (Malibu)
April 19-20, 2019 (West LA)

Fall 2019
August 16-17, 2019 (Malibu)
September 20-21, 2019 (West LA)

Online Program Dates

Spring 2019
March 8 - April 20, 2019

Fall 2019
August 23 - September 28, 2019

A Unique Learning Experience With ITSPmagazine

CyRP is thrilled to partner with the team at ITSPmagazine to create a unique learning experience driven by the students and the ITSPmagazine expert contributor community. Some of the dedicated resources the students will find include:

  • Dedicated student, faculty, and community Q&A platform

  • CyRP-tailored experts corner articles and chronicles

  • Educational webcasts and podcasts

Expected Program Outcomes

The CyRP certification will equip you and other business leaders with the tools to be effective in the dialogue and management of cybersecurity risks. This certification will develop your understanding and expertise in:

  • The threat landscape

  • Cyber law

  • The "building to break" concept

  • Critical cyber risk frameworks

  • The risk-based approach to cybersecurity

  • Calculating the cost per breach, mitigation, and what this means for your bottom line

  • Incidence response

  • Strategic opportunities that strong cybersecurity brings

Additionally, this certification will provide you with the ability to answer the following questions:

  • How do I change my culture to embrace security?

  • What questions should I ask my board?

  • How much should I invest in security?

  • How do I speak to my executive team about cybersecurity?

  • What questions should I ask my CISO?

  • What does my board wish I would tell them about cybersecurity?

Who Should Enroll

Business leaders in any function or industry that need to be effective in the dialogue and management of cyber risk inside his or her organization should consider taking this course and earning this certification. If you are a business leader interested in positioning your company more effectively against cyber risk and even potentially lowering your cyber liability premiums, you should sign up and inquire about group rates for your departments, divisions, or colleagues.

Meet The CyRP Team

The CyRP program was designed by top professors, practitioners, leaders, and luminaries representing academia, government, and commercial organizations.

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GamaSec was developed for the detection of website vulnerabilities and data breaches of highly-sensitive military and government entities. Our technologies have passed extensive and rigorous testing in order to comply with levels of security that surpass the standards of most commercially-available scanning solutions.

GamaSec scanning solutions are built on next-generation artificial intelligence technologies that penetrate deeply with surgical precision within the application layers. Our vulnerability scanners use simulated scenarios for third-party attack and adapt and learn on a real time basis to identify undetected infections

GamaSec allows you to identify and eradicate web vulnerabilities and destructive malware.

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Avi Bartov, CEO and Co-founder of GamaSec talks about SMBs need for prevention, response, and recovery plans.


Welcome to our debut podcast dedicated to cybersecurity for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).

As we are preparing an in-depth webinar series to drive  cybersecurity awareness for the SMB community. We are interviewing experts and companies that are already working with this group of businesses. 

In this podcast we have a conversation with Avi Bartov CEO and Co-founder of GamaSec.

From retail shops (online and brick-and-mortar) to local healthcare providers, from accountancies to law firms, from manufacturing and services providers; even the mom-and-pop shop just around the corner... they all need to be cybersafe. They may have different driving forces and a variety of reasons to be secure, but one thing is for sure, they all need to be. 

Let’s learn about the need to offer a 360º approach that includes prevention, response, and recovery. Let’s learn about the cultural differences SMBs possess in the way they approach cybersecurity issues; especially as it changes in different countries/ companies of all sizes - especially those often left behind because they are perceived to be too small or don't have an information security budget worthy of pursuing - need to start looking at cybersecurity not as a cost, but as an investment.




Gigamon provides pervasive visibility into physical, virtual, and cloud environments so you can see the data in motion across your entire network. Companies use the Gigamon Visibility Platform to make it easier to manage, secure, and understand all their data, enabling stronger security and enhanced network performance.

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Shehzad Merchant from Gigamon says it's time for the defenders to take back their advantage

Bad actors are leveraging scalable frameworks and automation to attack their targets. On the other side, companies are still using human-based, manual processes to combat these attacks. The silos within the organization make this even more challenging for them, leaving them to fall behind and face the inevitable. Because of this, it seems the attackers hold the advantage against their targets. However, according to Shehzad Merchant, CTO for Gigamon, we have a chance to reverse the advantage back to the defender. The trick is to leverage the right technologies - such as machine learning + artificial intelligence + automation and orchestration. In order for this to work, however, we need to move from a prevention mindset to one of protection. Think his advice is to have your battles from the inside out using primarily human-driven means? If so, you might want to listen to Shehzad's interview during Black Hat USA 2017 with ITSPmagazine's editor-in-chief, Sean Martin. What he has to say here is short and sweet, but powerful. Enjoy!




GRIMM offers security engineering and consulting services backed by research and development in delivering the art of the possible in cybersecurity. The team services government and commercial clients from a diverse range of industries.

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Have you met the GRIMM? We did, in Las Vegas, during Black Hat 2017. This is a great story. Enjoy!

What you are about to listen to is a new episode of THE CYBER SOCIETY PODCAST SERIES with Marco Ciappelli, which, this time, also happens to be part of the DIVERSE IT PODCAST SERIES with Selena Templeton.

While in Las Vegas, for Black Hat and DEFCON we had a great conversation with Bryson Bort, Founder and CEO of GRIMM.

We discussed how GRIMM approaches diversity and inclusion, and how companies can really walk the talk if they put their heart into it. We also covered more societal, psychological and philosophical topics around cybersecurity for large companies, small businesses, and most importantly... users.

In the end, it wasn't as scary as we thought; actually, we had a great time.

Listen to this podcast and hopefully, you will learn something while having a laugh or two.

Thank you GRIMM!



GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSB) is a worldwide leader in the secure movement and integration of data. Through Globalscape’s powerful yet intuitive technology, organizations can accelerate their digital transformation and maximize their potential by unleashing the power of data.

With more than 20 years of expertise, Globalscape’s data movement and integration software and services are trusted by over 13,000 customers in over 150 countries worldwide, including global enterprises, governments, and small and medium enterprises.


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We are a team of over 100 cryptographers, network architects, hardware engineers, software developers and security architects, with  decades of experience building cybersecurity solutions for enterprise, financial, telecommunications service providers, and military customers among others.

In 2007 we invented Keyless Signature Infrastructure, the first and only blockchain platform for ensuring the integrity of systems, networks and data at industrial scale.


G2 Crowd


G2 Crowd is the world’s leading business software review platform, leveraging its 90,000 user reviews read by nearly 600,000 software buyers each month to help them make better purchasing decisions. By bringing the collective power of trusted peers to the forefront, business buyers now have transparency when evaluating B2B software technologies. In addition, G2 Crowd intuitively packages insights from expert peers, everyday users, and aggregated data to score competitive products on The GridSM.