Who We Are


As a pure play IT security assessment firm, we specialize in the most cutting-edge, yet cost-effective security solutions for industries with the most at risk.


2023 Innovation Excellence Award
2023, 2022 & 2021 Forbes Technology Council
2022 Most Trusted Cybersecurity Solution Providers
2021 Most Influential Leaders in Security
2020 Best Security Solution Providers



Inside issue image, Michael Bruck, President:CEO, BAI Security
Michael Bruck, BAI Security President/CEO & Forbes Technology Council Member


In 2007…

…IT Security expert Michael Bruck was driven to solve a serious problem: Organizations with particularly valuable data – the ones most coveted by cybercriminals – often lacked access to high quality security audits. He saw first-hand how vulnerable this left them and how devastating a breach was for owners, customers, patients, operations, and reputation.

So with decades of security consulting insights, Michael founded BAI Security to provide truly expert, yet affordable security assessments for industries with the MOST at stake. Regardless of size or budget, Michael set a course to make robust assessments accessible to organizations across Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Bank and Finance, Manufacturing, Higher Education, Energy, Business Services, Legal, Utilities, State & Local Government, Transportation, and other at-risk industries most targeted by hackers.

For 16 years since, BAI Security has innovated its way to the forefront of IT security, continually pioneering cutting-edge methodology that stands as a model for the entire profession. The industry accolades and client testimonials earned along the way are a reflection of Michael’s founding passion and the expert team he’s assembled – all working tirelessly to secure critical organizations in a cost-effective manner.





As a rare pure play IT security firm, we deliver uncommon specialization in the most highly regulated sectors. Unlike generalist consultants with a mishmash of priorities, we live and breathe IT security, so your assessment is our singular focus.
We invest in a 100% in-house team of highly certified professionals with specializations in the sectors we serve. Our auditors and engineers continually challenge assumptions, re-test methods, and iterate proactive solutions – to keep our clients ahead of emerging threats and on top of regulatory requirements.


Cutting-Edge Rigor

We stand in deliberate contrast to traditional ‘bare minimum’ assessment approaches that may satisfy examiners, but which are not nearly sophisticated enough to stop modern-day hackers. Our methods are intentionally far more comprehensive compared to other providers.

Our forward-thinking team researches present-day hacking techniques, then reverse-engineers assessment processes that mimic the expertise and tenacity of today’s cyber criminals. This keeps us on the front lines of IT security, right where you need us to be.


Customizable Options

With a wide array of à la carte options, we’ll work with you to custom-build your security package with exactly what you want for a robust yet cost-effective assessment.
Significant discounts and invaluable trend data are also available with our multi-year option, providing meaningful savings and important year-to-year insights on your improvement efforts. And yet you’re not locked in – you can change scope and/or auditors annually, and we’re always adding new services to meet client needs.


A True Security Ally

We’ve built a reputation as a trusted partner with our friendly professionals and unmatched commitment to service. We emphasize open communication, flexibility, and helpfulness during and well beyond the engagement. BAI clients can call us any time to speak with specialists who know their environment.

To protect your data, we use a secure portal and don’t outsource anything. And from your distinct assessment findings, we provide customized guidance, so you can remediate quickly and get on a fast track to compliance.



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 1700+ highly regulated organizations nationwide.
  • We are founded and led by a seasoned IT expert and repeated appointee to the Forbes Technology Council, and it shows in our cutting-edge methodology and continual innovation.
  • Our team boasts 150+ years 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 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+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro
  • TestOut Security Pro
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity – Cyber Defense, American Military University
  • Certified Netware Administrator (CNA)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • NERC CIP Certified
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundations
  • 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. Some of our degrees are:

  • Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
  • Master’s in Management Information Sciences, American Sentinel University
  • Master’s in Information Technology, University of Lagos
  • Master’s in Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
  • Bachelor’s in Information Technology, DePaul University
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity, American Military University
  • Bachelor’s in Information Systems, National University
  • Bachelor’s in Applied Science in Information System Security, Westwood College
  • Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, Bradley University
  • Bachelor’s in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, American Public University System
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science, The Citadel
  • Bachelor’s in Business Management, Indiana University
  • 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 Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Lagos State University
  • Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governors State

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:

  • IBM
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • Allstate Insurance
  • KPMG
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • WSFS Financial Corporation
  • Emirates Airlines
  • West Dermatology
  • Fairwinds Credit Union
  • California Water Service
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
  • BBVA
  • Edwards-Elmhurst Healthcare
  • Graceworks Lutheran Services
  • Hyatt Hotels International
  • Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
  • Angie’s List
  • Provident Bank
  • Citadel Federal Credit Union
  • US Orthopaedic Partners
  • Synaptics
  • American College of Radiology
  • East Central Energy
  • Star One Credit Union
  • Methodist Children’s Homes
  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • United Bank
  • The Iowa Clinic
  • Apex Technologies
  • Creative Solutions in Healthcare
  • Autism Learning Partners
  • Novant Health
  • Allakos
  • New York University Langone Medical Center
  • The Tribune Company
  • Hub International
  • Professional Benefit Administrators
  • Fordham University
  • Creative Solutions in Healthcare
  • United Bank
  • Mary Washington Healthcare
  • CNA Insurance
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Texas Partners Bank
  • Healix
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System
  • Raiz Federal Credit Union
  • Co-Operative Insurance Companies
  • Royal Business Bank
  • Kosmos Energy
  • Moneytree
  • Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Loma Linda University Health
  • CB&S Bank
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • San Diego County Credit Union
  • Gossamer Bio
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Hawaii State FCU
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Eastman Credit Union
  • Finger Lakes Health
  • North Shore Health Centers
  • All In One Credit Union
  • Amerant Bank

Highly Regulated Sectors We Serve

For over 16 years, we’ve served 1700+ clients nationwide in the most highly regulated and critical sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Banking
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Government


It’s no secret that the tech industry has long lacked opportunities for diverse professionals. Meanwhile, headlines about unhealthy cultures for women and minority professionals abound.

At BAI Security, we are committed to equity and inclusion across race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, and experience. As you see below, we’re doing more than lip service to diversity and inclusion —and it resounds in our remarkably positive culture.

Here are some Fast Facts about our wonderfully diverse team and intentional culture — more ways we’re leading from the front of our industry:

  • 71% of BAI Security’s Leadership Team is comprised of women and minority professionals.

  • 69% of BAI Security is comprised of women and minority professionals.

  • 50% of BAI Security is woman owned.

  • 28% of BAI personnel are age 50 or over.

  • 11% of BAI personnel are veterans of the U.S. military.

  • Our Employee Engagement ratings consistently far exceed Gallup’s global benchmarks in all five (5) areas of employee satisfaction (Engagement, Environment, Relationships, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits). See our latest Employee Engagement Survey results on our Careers page.

“We’ve built our national reputation as security trailblazers by demonstrating exceptional
cyber-expertise across high-stakes sectors, while deploying only best-of-breed tools and
industry-leading methods, many of which we pioneered.”


President/CEO, BAI Security & Forbes Technology Council Member



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

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94% of recently surveyed clients rate BAI’s Deliverables Quality & Value as “Good/Excellent.”

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