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November 2022

BAI Security Celebrates 15 Years With Innovative New Services

This month, BAI Security celebrates 15 years as a rare pure play security assessment firm!

With Founder/CEO Michael Bruck at the helm since day 1, BAI has significantly expanded its innovative services every year in order to address constantly emerging security challenges. “2022 has been a particularly banner year for new offerings thanks to our visionary and talented team devising ransomware services, new compliance audits, red team options, and more,” shares Dr. Michele Bruck, Chief Strategy Officer.

BAI has also extended the number of high-risk industries it serves, as cybercrime increasingly targets those with the most valuable sensitive data and ransom-worthy operations.

“Our original mission—to make cutting-edge services accessible to all types of organizations regardless of size or budget—has served us well from the start,” says CEO Bruck. “What I never could have predicted was how our dedication to continuous innovation would become so central to delivering timely services, given the pace and scale at which such aggressive cybercrime is unfolding.”

Lear more about BAI Security’s team, qualifications, and accolades here. Consider a career with BAI here.

Congrats to Team BAI for 15 years of service & excellence — here’s to the next 15!

February 2022

BAI Named Most Trusted Cybersecurity Solution Providers of 2022

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BAI Security has been named among the Most Trusted Cybersecurity Solution Providers in 2022 by IndustryWired. President/CEO Michael Bruck is featured on the cover of the February issue. 

READ THE FULL COVER ARTICLE.

Congrats to Team BAI for this latest recognition!

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January 2022

National Survey Results Are In - I.T. Leaders Share 2022 Security Risks

In January 2022, I.T. security and organizational leaders participated in a nation-wide survey voicing their greatest security risks coming into 2022. Results of the survey, as well as comparison to concerns expressed in the 2021 survey, are represented in the graphic below.
Thank you to all the information security professionals and organizational leaders who shared their views – a $500 gift card winner from among participants will be drawn February 1st!

To assist with these concerns, check out information on our cost-effective, risk-reducing offerings for 2022!

January 2022

BAI’s CEO Appointed Again To Forbes Technology Council

For the second consecutive year, BAI Founder and President/CEO, Michael Bruck has been named to the prestigious Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. for the second year in a row.
Bruck was vetted and selected by a Forbes review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.
The mission of Forbes Councils is “to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
As a member of the Council, Bruck has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected technology leaders in a private forum.
We congratulate Michael on his appointment and thank him for his ongoing visionary leadership for our team, clients, and industry!

October 2021

Employee Engagement Continues to Fly High at BAI!

Once again, BAI Security’s Employee Engagement beat global benchmarks significantly and across-the board! 

In BAI’s 2021 Employee Engagement Survey,, taken by 90% of the team, employees rated their experience at BAI Security as highly positive.

From appreciating BAI’s culture, flexible work model, and internal communication, to feeling respected and having input, BAI employees rated their engagement in all dimensions of employment as significantly higher than their professional counterparts, according to SurveyMonkey’s Global Benchmark data for 2020-2021, which examines the engagement results of thousands of organizations worldwide to draw comparisons.

Here are a few comments employees shared about working at BAI Security:

  • “…a wonderful, fun/safe working environment. The company culture is superb.” 
  • “I like the open door policy. I definitely feel my input is valued here.”
  • “Excited about my future here and to be come a leader…” 
  • “Keep up the positive vibe, great hires, teamwork, recognition, and growth.”
  • “BAI is a great place to work…”
  • “Your support and enthusiasm and hands-on in the ‘trenches’ really matters. Thank you.”
  • “I feel very welcomed and valued here.”
  • “I like where we’re going and am excited to be a part of it.”

Thank you to all our employees who took the time to share their perspectives on the survey – we look forward to continuing to provide a highly engaging work environment as we head towards 2022!

June 2021

BAI Security CEO Named Among Best Security Leaders

C Level Focus has named BAI Security’s President/CEO Michael Bruck to the 10 Best Security Leaders for 2020.

C Level Focus – Leaders That Matter is a strategic research practice whose purpose is to share leadership and management expertise through the lens of respected corporate business leaders. CLF has principal bases in London, New York, Berlin, Shanghai and Tokyo, and other cities worldwide.

Congratulations to our very own Founder and CEO on this recognition!

Read the full story here.

May 2021

Red Team Readiness Survey Results Are In

We heard from IT leaders from across the country on our recent survey, “Are You Red Team Ready?”

The results speak to a significant need for organizations to engage in Red Team-type evaluations, as well as significant interest in doing so. Leaders indicate barriers around lack of understanding of the assessment itself as well as related costs.

Check out the results in the infographic.

For more information on our affordable, expert Red Team Assessment, visit our Red Team webpage and contact us for a proposal and pricing.

April 2021

Forbes Appoints BAI Security's President/CEO To Technology Council

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BAI Security’s President/CEO, Michael Bruck, has accepted an appointment to the prestigious Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Bruck was vetted and selected by a Forbes review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. 

To this esteemed appointment, Bruck responded:

“Being selected for Forbes Technology Council is quite an honor and opportunity, particularly in its capacity to help me reach a far larger audience with whom to share hard-gained wisdom from decades in cybersecurity. Perhaps even more importantly, the Council provides a global platform from which to impart pressing guidance that organizational leaders and the public need to defend digital assets against an increasingly aggressive threat landscape. I look forward to collaborating with and learning from Council peers who lead in other areas of technology, as well as bringing back new perspectives to my cybersecurity network and our slice of the tech sector.”

“We are honored to welcome Michael Bruck into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As a member of the Council, Bruck has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected technology leaders in a private forum. Bruck will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts. 

Congratulations to our very own!

March 2021

BAI Security Celebrates Women In Tech History

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This month, BAI Security is celebrating women in technology history – including the unsung pioneers who “paved the path to modern computer science.” For the ENIAC Project during World War II, six women, featured in the documentary The Computers, programmed the first all electronic digital computer used to compute ballistics tables – with no programming languages, tools, or manuals. They established the first sort routine and software application, and became the first teachers of modern programming. 

http://eniacprogrammers.org.

February 2021

Results Are In - I.T. Leaders Voice 2021 Security Risks

In January 2021, I.T. security & compliance leaders from across the U.S. & beyond answered our survey about what they consider their greatest security risks for the year ahead.

Results are presented in the graphic HERE.

Thank you to all who participated (and CONGRATS to our $200 gift card winner!).

February 2021

BAI Security Named 2021's Most Influential Leaders in Security!

CIOLook Magazine has featured BAI Security on the cover of its latest issue as 2021’s Most Influential Leaders in Security!
Read the full interview with President/CEO Michael Bruck and Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Michele Wilkens HERE.

December 2020

IT Expert Tracy G. Stewart Joins BAI Security!

BAI Security is proud to announce the addition of Tracy G. Stewart to our team as Senior IT Compliance Auditor/Project Manager!
Tracy joins BAI Security with over 30 years of IT and project/team leadership experience. With a strong technical background, Tracy has numerous accomplishments across IT auditing and audit management, regulatory compliance, security and risk management, systems design and programming, application development and support, performance improvement, quality assurance, and consulting.

Tracy has served in key industries that BAI Security serves, including finance, healthcare, insurance, and energy. Tracy has worked for the Allstate Insurance, Health Care Service Corporation (BlueCross BlueShield in 5 states), CNA Insurance, KPMG, Rose International, the Tribune Company, and most recently, PLS Financial Services.

Tracy’s college degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from American Sentinel University. Tracy has earned the following impressive list of certifications/trainings:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Computing Professional
  • Certified Netware Administrator (CNA)
  • ERC Standards of Conduct
  • NERC CIP Certified
  • Agile Project Methodology
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations Certified
  • Six Sigma Training (Process Improvement – Green Belt)
  • Capability Maturity Model Release 2.0 Certified
  • Internet Scanner Certified Engineer: Internet Scanner SafeSuite (ICE)
  • Certified NetGuard – Raptor Eagle Firewalls

In addition to his extensive career, Tracy is also a former Captain in the United States Army, where he served in various command and staff positions as an Airborne-Ranger Qualified Infantry Officer, which culminated in his command of a 300-person Infantry company assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division along the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of Korea. While in the military, Tracy was decorated with the National Defense Service Model, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with Arrowhead), Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Presidential Unit Commendation, Valorous Unit Commendation, and Superior Unit Commendation Ribbons. Tracy is also authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge (superseded by CIB), Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

At BAI, Tracy will serve as Senior IT Compliance Auditor/Project Manager. In this role, Tracy will lead the Compliance Audit team, as well as serve as a member of BAI’s Extended Leadership Team, helping to define and drive organizational strategy, continuous improvement, and mission fulfillment.

Welcome to the BAI team, Tracy!

October 2020

Employee Engagement at BAI Security Soars!

BAI Security’s 2020 Employee Engagement Survey was taken by 93% of employees and featured high ratings across all categories. From clear job expectations and feeling connected to our mission to leadership/employee trust and communication, we significantly and across-the-board beat global benchmarks for employee engagement.

We thank our employees for their participation in this important survey, and we can’t wait to keep the high engagement and employee satisfaction going into 2021 and beyond!

August 2020

BAI Security Earns 10 Best Companies of 2020

BAI Security has been named among the 10 Best Companies of 2020! Featured as the issue’s cover story, Industry Era calls BAI “Experts Outsmarting the Perfect Cyber Storm.” Read the full story HERE.

May 2020

BAI Named Among Best Security Solution Providers of the Year

BAI Security has earned another distinction among the 10 Best Security Solution Providers of 2020, noted as “the most rigorous, innovative, cost-effective security solution.” Read the full story HERE.

March 2020

BAI Offers Pandemic Special Services

In BAI Security’s commitment to thwarting cybercriminals working to exploit organizations focused on saving lives & livelihoods, BAI has developed Pandemic Special Services. The new services, which include a Fully Remote Audit option, as well as a Remote Worker Risk Assessment, are designed to secure client environments, which are under greater cyberattack related to the pandemic and which are simultaneously experiencing higher risk due to remote work devices, as well as to protect on-site personnel in facilities where COVID-19 precautions are in place. Learn more HERE.