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Chris Nickerson, LARES Consulting

The team at LARES Consulting

leads companies to secure their electronic, physical, intellectual and financial resources. Services include penetration testing, "Red Team" assessments, digital forensics, disaster retrieval and specialized security coaching. Based in Denver, CO.


Company Information

LARES Consulting is highly regarded as one of the foremost data security firms in the U.S., covering everything from Security Risk Assessments, Penetration Testing, Application, Application Security Assessments and Vulnerability Assessments to policy design, computer forensics, Social Engineering, Red Team Testing, Regulatory Compliance and much more.


To stay ahead of the latest security threats, all LARES engineers must have worked in the information security field for at least eight years. They must also hold active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CCSIP) certifications, as well as most (or all) of the following certifications:


  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)

  • BS7799 Lead Auditor Accreditation (BS7799)

  • NSA Infosec. Assessment Methodology (NSA IAM/IEM)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE+I)

  • Checkpoint Certified System Engineer (CCSA/CCSE)

  • Certified Sidewinder Firewall Administrator (CCSE)

  • Netscreen Certified Security Associate (NCSE)

  • ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP™)


Company founder Chris Nickerson is a global cybersecurity expert in great demand, both as a practitioner of information security and as lecturer and educator.  He has created a blended methodology to assess, implement, and manage information security realistically and effectively.


At LARES, Chris leads a team of well-trained security consultants who conduct Security Risk Assessments, which can cover everything from penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, to policy design, computer forensics, Social Engineering, Red Team Testing and regulatory compliance.

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