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Jared McWherter

Senior Security Consultant

EXPERIENCE
Jared McWherter started his career in IT nearly 10 years ago performing system support and administration while studying Information Security. After obtaining his BS in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense, he brought his expertise to a Managed Service Provider (MSP), where he performed security risk assessments in an effort to integrate and align security practices with existing IT and business operations. He has worked in a wide variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing, while tailoring his assessments to the organization’s specific industry needs. He eventually moved into the defense industry, where he supported cybersecurity efforts on embedded systems contained in military combat vehicles and weapons systems.

Jared is well-versed in the security challenges businesses face. His experience gives him the insight to provide actionable solutions to mitigate these risks.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science, Information Assurance & Cyber Defense, Northern Michigan University
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Registered Practitioner
  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor
  • SANS Security Awareness Professional (SSAP)
  • GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
  • GIAC Security Operations Manager (GSOM)
  • GIAC Public Cloud Security (GPCS)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)
  • GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)
  • GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • IntelTechniques Open Source Intelligence Techniques (OSINT)
  • eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • GIAC Advisory Board

PASSION FOR SECURITY
Jared has always had a keen interest in technology and began learning web design and system administration as a teenager. He started offering freelance web development services, and when one of his clients had their website breached, he saw the need for security and started researching security methodology. From there, his interest developed into a passion for learning as much as possible about all aspects of Information Security. Today, Jared still spends much of his time learning new skills and enjoys using his expertise to help organizations increase their security posture.

He recognizes the threats the world faces with the ever-increasing attacks on all sectors and has made it his mission to help prevent organizations from falling victim to cybercrime.

Featured Blogs And Resources

Discover the blogs, analysis, webinars, and podcasts by this team member.

Blog May 16 2023

Cybersecurity Policy Enforcement: Strategies for Success

Introduction Your organization has invested significant effort in formally documenting its approach toward cybersecurity to enhance accountability and…

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Blog November 29 2022

Measuring the Impact of a Security Awareness Program

Our goal in building a security awareness program is to embed security into our partners' existing organizational culture. Impacting culture is a long-term…

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Webinars November 03 2021

Building a System Security Plan (SSP) that Matters

Join Security Consultants Chris Camejo and Jared McWherter to gain a better understanding of SSPs and learn practical information that can help with any SSP…

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Training Resources May 02 2024

Actionable Purple Team Simulation Online Training (May 2-3)

Learn how to create specific detections to identify early Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) in our online course. Designed for those looking to improve their…

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Events TrustedSec HQ | April 30 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter Member Meeting April 2024

ISC2 Cleveland Chapter April MeetupCome join us for our April Meetup! Our Cleveland Chapter is hosting an exciting in-person event for all cybersecurity…

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Webinars April 17 2024

Enter the Sandbox: Impede Detection Platform v1.1 Release

Join us for our webinar with Director of Product Operations Ben Mauch, where you can get a look at the new Impede Detection Platform updates and the all-new…

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Blog April 16 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 2

Risk RankingThis is part two (2) of a three (3) part series on PCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities.…

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Events Kennedy Space Center, Florida | April 12 2024

Hack Space Con 2024

Founder and CEO David Kennedy is the keynote speaker at this year's Hack Space Con! We are also proud to sponsor this event.

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Podcasts April 12 2024

Security Noise - Episode 6.18

Careers in InfoSec: Where do you want to go today?

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Blog April 11 2024

PCI DSS Vulnerability Management: The Most Misunderstood Requirement – Part 1

Vulnerability IdentificationPCI DSS version 4.0 requirement 6.3.1, for identification and management of vulnerabilities, and its predecessors in previous…

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