Based in Denver, Colorado, Redbot Security is a boutique penetration testing firm with a Sr. Level Team of cybersecurity experts. The entire team of Redbot Security is passionate about delivering cost-effective solutions that consider customers’ goals and priorities first. Redbot’s innovative penetration techniques and strong knowledge of evolving security trends allow the company to effectively identify exploitable vulnerabilities in even the most complex systems. Each member of the engineering team has a wide range of system knowledge and skills, which enables the boutique firm to deliver unparalleled service. Redbot’s immensely expert team of engineers has the ability to test applications, IoT, IT networks, and OT networks, helping their clients secure and protect their critical systems and data. Redbot Security serves a wide range of clients, from Utilities to Manufacturing.
The Inception Story
Redbot was founded by developer Brian Stearns, who also created and launched the hospitality’s first connected VRML virtual tours in 1997. It included exclusive partnerships with some of the largest hotel brands. The pioneer product was the industry’s first 3-party virtual display platform, making it onto Travelocity and Expedia and changing how people booked hotels. Throughout his career, Stearns was instrumental in marketing and deploying various structured, aligned campaigns that have increased brand equity for multiple firms. Eventually, in 2016, Stearns recognized that the Penetration Testing Industry had a primarily legacy company-dominated mindset focused on ‘churn-and-burn’- style engagements, while many organizations leveraged inaccessible engineers outside of the U.S. So, in 2018, Stearns launched his own boutique penetration testing firm, Redbot Security.
Solving a Few of the Most Complex Issues
Brian Stearns developed his product and brand from the ground up to solve some of the industry’s most complex issues. Under his leadership, Redbot Security has achieved 200% growth during the last few years. The company has helped several fortune 500 companies and critical infrastructure clients while still servicing and supporting the SMB market.
Stearns is a hands-on entrepreneur who tirelessly works on finetuning the machine and ensuring that customers receive the industry’s best experience. Additionally, he focuses on keeping his team healthy and happy so they can enjoy the dynamic nature of work. A family-first environment is a priority, and the Redbot team continues to exceed expectations.
Now with the promotion of Andrew Bindner as Redbot Security’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), the organization has created industry-leading manual penetration testing. Andrew has developed Redbot Security’s team, helping to define new standards that will drive the next generation of security. He holds over two decades of hands-on security experience leading teams on highly technical engagements for a wide range of commercial and government organizations in IT and OT security, starting from network and web application security to reverse engineering of embedded devices and vehicles.
Andrew is also skilled in developing policies, procedures, and communications plans that have transitioned into new service offerings. He is an active security community leader/member who has developed Redbot Security’s penetration testing methodologies, security policies, attack tools, social engineering tactics, and application and IoT testing guidance.
Keeping Employees at the Forefront
In contrast to the cyber security industry, which struggles to find and retain top cybersecurity experts, Redbot Security has actually grown, creating an internal culture that prioritizes employee health, well being, offering competitive pay, flexible PTO, Full Medical and Auxiliary Benefits on start date, dynamic work, and most importantly, an opportunity to learn from the industry’s top engineers. Considering a very crowded, demanding calendar, Redbot Security’s culture has been designed to mitigate burnout. The organization offers flexible schedules so workers can prioritize their personal lives without worrying about losing their jobs or getting bad reviews when they experience life events, family crises, or health-related concerns.