About Cornerstone Partners IT Services company in Denver, United States
Our diverse team consists of US Armed Forces veterans former NSA and FBI personnel IT auditors for the Big 4 and Federal Government contractors. The leadership team alone has over 45 years of combined experience in penetration testing IT controls and information security assessments. Team members hold certifications as Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) Certified Penetration Testers (CPT) and we even have one Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Our resources are industry seasoned and experienced penetration testers.
In addition our team also boasts expertise in performing compliance-based audits related to but not limited to the requirements of NIST 800-53 NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity ISO (27000 27001 27002 27003 27004 27005) Sarbanes Oxley 404 and Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards.
Bill has more than 23 years of managing developing and leading multiple teams of professionals on cyber security governance risk and compliance efforts including cyber security assessments and penetration testing for major corporations and governmental entities to smaller organizations to evaluate their information technology systems and controls.
Additionally he has prepared security assessments and executed risk-based audit plans in corporate environments including financial services manufacturing information services telecommunications oil amp; gas alternative energy mining agriculture state amp; local government and software.Bill also has public accounting and internal audit experience and specializes in financial reporting consulting and SOC reporting for both public and private companies in a variety of industries. In addition Bill was the founder and CEO of a multi-state manufacturing and leasing company where he obtained an appreciation of the non-accounting issues business leaders deal with on a daily basis.
Partner Lead Consultant
Donald McLaughlin is a Lead Consultant with eight years of information technology experience with a focus on cybersecurity. He is a nine-year veteran of the Armed Forces (Air Force) where he was
recruited by the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct Digital Network Exploitation. During his
time with the NSA he obtained the Network+ and Security+ certifications. Additionally Donald
became the lead trainer and created the Job Qualification Standards for his Digital Network
Prior to his time at Cornerstone Partners LLC Donald formerly worked for a Denver cybersecurity
company conducting security assessments for clients in fields of healthcare manufacturing
government and telecommunications.
Donald currently holds and maintains the certifications for Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified
Penetration Tester. Donald specializes in Wireless Local Area Network technologies privilege
escalation Windows OS penetration web applications SCADA systems and layer 2 attacks.
Partner Lead Consultant
Brian is a Lead Consultant who enjoys fully utilizing his Ethical Hacking expertise as a Penetration
Tester. (Brian specializes in layer 2 attacks SCADA system testing VOIP exploitation Man in the
Middle attacks and WordPress Security but enjoys having a breadth of knowledge in all technology areas. Brian has the Nessus Certification and is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
He has presented at the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference and at the Denver
Association of Government Accountants (AGA) in the past on topics regarding Penetration Testing
and Active Directory Auditing and Hacking for Good.
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