ABOUT

IT SECURITY ASSESSMENT & COMPLIANCE EXPERTS

Our Mission

We endeavor to ensure that organizations of all sizes - and budgets - have access to truly top-shelf IT assessment and compliance services in the most cost-effective manner possible.


Roots to Present

Founded in 2007 by IT security expert and President/CEO Michael Bruck, we at BAI Security have innovated our way to the forefront of IT security, continually pioneering cutting-edge methodology that stands as a model for the entire IT Security profession.

We're humbled to have earned repeated national accolades along the way, while still holding true to our mission from day 1.

We’re driven to ensure the total security posture of our partners in the most highly regulated and critical sectors, including Banks, Credit Unions, Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Legal, Insurance, Utilities, and more.

Laser Focus

You can't protect clients against today's cybercriminals off the side of your desk. That's why, as a pure play IT security firm, we're proud to deliver uncommon specialization.

Unlike general consulting companies with a mishmash of services and outsourced novice staff, we at BAI live and breathe IT security, with assessment and compliance as our singular priority.

Our dedicated team of entirely in-house engineers and seasoned auditors devote significant resources to researching present-day hacking tools and cybercriminals’ most aggressive techniques. We then reverse-engineer our methods, developing assessment processes that mimic the expertise, patience, and tenacity found in modern-day hackers. This is how we keep our clients ahead of ever-emerging threats.

Cutting-Edge Rigor

BAI’s approach to assessment and compliance is intentionally exhaustive. We stand in deliberate contrast to traditional, ‘bare minimum’ methods that may satisfy regulators, but which are not comprehensive enough to stop modern-day hackers.

Our robust methods are far more comprehensive in breadth and depth compared to traditional assessments and most providers, which is the only way to thwart today's malicious actors.

And yet our forward-thinking team never gets too comfortable. With cybercriminals rapidly changing their attack fronts, BAI engineers continually challenge assumptions, re-test methods, and iterate proactive solutions to stay ahead of emerging threats. This positions us at the frontline of IT security, undermining even the savviest hackers and raising the bar for our entire industry.

A True Partner

We've built a reputation as a trusted security ally with an unmatched commitment to service. In fact, 100% of recently surveyed clients rate our Knowledge, Communication, Responsiveness, Follow Up, and Professionalism as "Excellent." (And testimonials keep pouring in - see our Clients Say tab).

We don’t outsource anything, which means you’re protected exclusively by our team of in-house experts who know your unique environment, challenges, and resources well, and who offer custom guidance as your business needs and goals change year-to-year.

Our team is always ready to help our clients with anything that arises – before, during, and well beyond engagements. Our clients know they can call us any time to speak with people they already know and who are familiar with their environment.

By emphasizing open communication and providing helpful, flexible service that goes far beyond the audit, we pride ourselves in the successful long-term relationships we develop with our clients.

Affordable, Customizable Offerings

As specialists, we know how to zero in on your organization’s unique needs. We will custom-build your security package with exactly what you want. And, harkening back to our Mission to serve organizations of all sizes with top-shelf services, our offerings sit at a price point that allows clients with varied budgets to enjoy the highest quality security services available.

QUALIFICATIONS

OUR EXPERTISE

BAI Security offers you our team of exceptional in-house IT security and compliance experts with the impressive qualifications below.

Deep Experience

  • Since 2007, our expert auditors have served 1400+ highly regulated organizations nationwide.
  • We are founded and led by a seasoned IT expert, and it shows in our cutting-edge methodology and continual innovation.
  • Our team boasts well over a century of collective IT security and compliance experience - all right in-house.
  • Our clients benefit from our expertise - 100% of recently surveyed BAI Security clients rate both the “Depth” and “Comprehensiveness” of our audit as “Excellent.”

100% In-House Audit Team

  • We do not outsource anything. Our dedicated team of highly trained, certified experts is entirely in-house.
  • We build long-term relationships to understand your organization's distinct environment and support your changing needs.
  • With seasoned specialists, we deliver the most comprehensive audit possible, with accurate results you can trust.
  • We don't just point out issues and leave you hanging. Our experts provide customized recommendations for quick remediation.
  • We invest in ongoing training and development for our team, so we're constantly innovating and trailblazing the IT security frontier.

Our Certifications

Our extensive certifications illustrate our commitment to cutting-edge expertise
    via continuous learning:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certified (GSEC)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Netware Administrator (CNA)
  • NERC CIP Certified
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations Certified
  • Evolve Security Certified Professional (ESCP)
  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment
  • Certified Computing Professional
  • ERC Standards of Conduct
  • Capability Maturity Model Release 2.0 Certified
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Project Methodology
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Micro Train Technologies IT Project Management

Our Degrees

Our foundation in higher education highlights our technical expertise balanced with sound organizational leadership:
  • Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
  • Master’s in Information Technology and Privacy Law, The John Marshall Law School
  • Master's in Management Information Sciences, American Sentinel University
  • Master’s in Information Systems, Robert Morris University
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • Master’s in Business Administration, Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor's in Information Technology, DePaul University
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Bachelor’s in Applied Science in Information System Security, Westwood College
  • Bachelor’s in Cyber Security, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, Bradley University
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science, The Citadel
  • Bachelor's in Business, Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, DeVry University
  • Bachelor’s in Information Technology, Illinois State University
  • Bachelor’s in Network and System Administration, Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science & Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bachelor’s in Information Systems Security & Assurance, Illinois State University
  • Associate’s in Information Systems Technology, Northern Virginia College

A Few Organizations Our Expert Auditors Have Served

Our expert auditors have served in many of the most vital institutions and corporations in the world:
  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • U.S. Department of Defense – The Pentagon
  • U.S. Department of State – Multiple Embassies
  • U.S. Air Force
  • IBM
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • AllState Insurance
  • KPMG
  • WSFS Financial Corporation
  • Health Care Service Corporation (BlueCross BlueShield)
  • Guaranty Bank
  • Edwards-Elmhurst Healthcare
  • BBVA
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Hyatt Hotels International
  • Citadel CU
  • American College of Radiology
  • East Central Energy
  • First Financial Bancorp
  • Angie's List
  • Autism Learning Partners
  • PLS Financial Services
  • ABN AMRO
  • The Iowa Clinic
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • The Tribune Company
  • Professional Benefit Administrators
  • United Bank
  • Mary Washington Healthcare
  • CNA Insurance
  • Co-Operative Insurance Companies
  • Publishing Concepts
  • Royal Business Bank
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • CB&S Bank
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • San Diego County CU
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Planters Bank
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Eastman Credit Union
  • North Shore Health Centers
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Amerant
  • Peoples Bank
  • Rose International
  • Robert Morris University
  • Oil-Dri Corporation of America

Highly Regulated Sectors We Serve

For over 13 years, we’ve served 1400+ clients nationwide in the most highly regulated and critical sectors:

  • Banking
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Government
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OUTCOMES

Don't Take Our Word For It...

We understand a lot of providers make a lot of claims. That’s why we collect and share hard data and client testimonials to back ours up. We hope information like this helps you feel confident in choosing to partner with BAI Security.

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New Threat Detection

Regardless of prior audit, BAI’s IT Security Assessment reveals serious, previously undetected issues in 85% of our new client environments.

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Red Team Breach Success

BAI successfully breaches 93% of client environments with our exacting Red Team Assessment.

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Audit Depth & Comprehensiveness

In recent client surveys, 100% rated the “Depth” and “Comprehensiveness” of both our IT Security Assessment and our Controls Audit as “Excellent.”

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Valued Deliverables

In recent client surveys, 100% rated the “Quality & Value” of our Deliverables as “Excellent.”

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Auditor Professionalism

In recent client surveys, 100% rated the “Knowledge, Communication, Responsiveness, Follow Up, & Professionalism” of both our IT Security Auditors and our Compliance Auditors as “Excellent.”

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Account Executive Professionalism

In recent client surveys, 100% rated the “Knowledge, Communication, Responsiveness, Follow Up, & Professionalism” of our Account Executives as “Excellent.”