Vincent LaRocca: A Seasoned Cyber Security Expert offering Panoramic Cyber Security Consulting Services Globally

Vincent LaRocca | A Seasoned Cyber Security Expert | The Enterprise World

Meet an ingenious leader, Vincent LaRocca, who has successfully disrupted the cybersecurity industry with next-generation cybersecurity consulting, helping organizations build cyber resilience from the inside ou     t.

He serves as the CEO of Cyber Security Operations Consulting Firm (CyberSecOP)Chairman of BNI Organization Group, and was a former IT executive at IBM. CyberSecOp is a leading CMMC-AB RPO & ISO 27001 Certified provider of security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations. 

As CEO, he orchestrates the company’s support of corporations and government agencies worldwide in cyber security, secure mobility, and identity management. Vincent has been with the company since 2001, operating under the company name INSC; and is a leading voice in bringing together the private and public sectors to address cybersecurity issues. 

A Record of Vincent LaRocca’s Professional Journey

Vincent LaRocca is an accomplished information technology professional with over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, providing managed security services and managed IT services for SMB to Fortune 500 companies. His keen business acumen spans across  P/L, revenue growth, negotiation, presentation skills, resource allocation, strategic business development, and delivery methodologies. 

Vincent LaRocca, fondly known as Vinny, had early career success working for IBM and EMC where he spearheaded new initiatives in data migration, business continuance, systems implementation, and best practice management. It was at that point that he started to contemplate the idea of starting his business with a friend, quickly realizing that between the two of them, they had six or seven clients, so they started an MSP called Innovative Network Solutions. 

It was about six years ago when the duo realized that MSPs could not serve as both the Technical and Cyber Security Governing body for an organization, so it was time to launch an MSSP that would only focus on Cyber Security and Cyber Security compliance. With Vincent’s experience and sales success, he built  out the organizational structure of the company but needed help with the nuts and bolts of Cyber Security. Fortunately, those services were in high demand and the timing was perfect to partner with Jeffery Walker who had a strong Cyber Security background. Together, they created      an MSSP working in partnership with small to Fortune 500 customers. 

Identifying the right partners has been one of the key achievements of Vincent’s entrepreneurial journey. He adds, “I have seen many organizations fail because partners or executives were not on the same page. I was fortunate enough to team up with some great individuals to build several successful organizations without ever acquiring any debt.

Unveiling the Responsibilities of an Entrepreneur

As a leader and entrepreneur, Vincent LaRocca believes in taking care of those who participate in the success of one’s business. He states, “If you take care of your partners and employees, they will take care of you. It is also important that an entrepreneur understand the industry they play in and the changes that come along with it so they can adapt to those changes to stay relevant.

Cyber Security has been Vincent’s career passion. Before founding CyberSecOp, he held positions of increasing responsibility at IBM, EMC, and Dell. He was CEO of Innovative Network Solutions Corp. from 2010 to 2018. Through these varied experiences, he learned how different players in the industry—like MSSPs and MSPs—can complement each other’s efforts. 

Vincent LaRocca is a frequent speaker at industry and government events. He reviews how virtually every organization has employee, health, or financial information and needs at least some basic protections in place to avoid being seen by hackers as low-hanging fruit. More broadly, he seeks to bring the public and private sectors together to address key cybersecurity issues—confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

About CyberSecOp

CyberSecOp provides high-end, industry-leading cybersecurity consulting and incident response services for organizations worldwide. It offers highly effective and cost-efficient solutions that will boost productivity, security, compliance, and digital security. Today, CyberSecOp is one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity practices.

The company provides information security governance, auditing, risk management, and protection from cyber threats by implementing frameworks and complying with regulations such as GDPR, NIST, NYSA, CCPA, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC2, and ISO 27001.

CyberSecOp provides white glove service to its customers and being ISO 27001 and CMMC-AB RPO Certified provides a unique ability to provide the professionalism and experience of a large, multi-national cyber security agency.

Additionally, CyberSecOp is currently undertaking several activities in the AI and zero trust space, looking to implement solutions, programs, and tools to stay at the forefront of cyber technology and improve the customer experience.

CyberSecOp’s priority has always been to provide the best possible customer service, quality, and innovation. The company is honored with t several industry awards that have recognized their efforts and performance.

  • Global Advisory Experts (GAE) Recognize CyberSecOp As The Global Cyber Security Advisory Expert
  • CyberSecOp Earns Coveted Spot On CRN Security 500 List For 2023
  • Gartner Peer Insight Ranked CyberSecOp Top 2 Cybersecurity Consulting Worldwide
  • CIO Application Ranks CyberSecOp Top 10 Cyber Security Services
  • Healthcare Tech Outlook 10 Best Cyber Security Audit Companies Of 2022
  • Healthcare Tech Outlook 10 Best Cyber Security Audit Companies Of 2022
  • Top 10 Government Cybersecurity Services Companies—2022
  • 5-Star Rating Cybersecurity Consulting Firm By Chamber Of Commerce
  • CyberSecOp Recognized As A Top MSSP By MSSP Alert

CyberSecOp’s Mission and Vision

  • The mission is to make the world a better place; our focus is to move cyber security in the right direction by defending and protecting our clients, customers, and partners from the theft of sensitive data through rapid incident response, cyber security programs, threat hunting, and deployment of protective measures.
  • The vision is to uplift enterprise security, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability beyond best practices.

Meeting the Need of the Hour

Today, more than ever, businesses have an urgent need to protect sensitive data, adhere to regulatory compliance, and reduce the risk posed by cybercriminals.

Hence, CyberSecOp has been providing best-in-class cybersecurity assessment, breach management, operations services, and risk management consulting to companies in the U.S. and globally. It also acts as a vCISO (Virtual Chief Information Security Officer). 

CyberSecOp is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that works with mid-market and Fortune 500 firms across industries, specializing in finance/fintech, biotech/health, education and higher ed, manufacturing, and infrastructure. 

The company holds an ISO 27001 Certification, the international benchmark for implementing, managing, and maintaining information security within a company. It is also a CMMC RPO (Registered Provider Organization) as authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Here are a few key factors to be considered while choosing CyberSecOp:

  • Completed 3,000 incident response engagements caused by every type of data breach.
  • Operate 24/7 and globally.
  • Our professional staff hold the highest available designations, like CISSP, CISA, and CISA. 
  • Agile and rapid response, unlike larger MSSPs. 
  • Highest-level consulting expertise at a reasonable price.
  • Capacity to negotiate, pay cryptocurrency, and retrieve encryption keys.

At the Center lies the Customer

CyberSecOp’s long-standing success is a measure of being a customer-centric business. The company is deeply focused on its customers’ success, and it drives everything it does. To continue providing success for its client base, it is necessary to remain keenly aware of current security risks and implement best practices accordingly.

Vincent LaRocca adds, “We always do the right thing for the customer. I consider myself an extension of the client and am pleased that our retention rate is close to 100%.

Transcending Challenges into Advancements

At first, when CyberSecOp began growing fast, the company had to focus on meeting demands and maintaining customer satisfaction while also learning and navigating national and international laws and regulations.

Companies choose CyberSecOp for the breadth and depth of its services and partnerships. CyberSecOp is a proud CMMC-AB RPO & ISO 27001 Certified Organization that runs the whole gamut for compliance and best practices, from external penetration testing to internal auditing.  

Bestowing a Collaborative and Comprehensive Work Culture

Management at CyberSecOp gives importance to collaborative working, which is why the company can give the best results to its clients with maximum efficiency. Group work is possible due to a conducive environment and the mutual respect that everyone in the company has for each other, leading them to work synchronously to achieve the organization’s goal. Furthermore, CyberSecOp engages its employees in fun and humorous activities that balance work stress to offer a comfortable working environment.

Vincent LaRocca advocates for continual learning and rewards his employees for staying current with their craft. Part of that education will come from vigilance through many different venues aligned with the FBI, Homeland Security, etc., along with strategic partnerships and developing in-house expertise across the different standards and regulations. The company also looks for passionate leaders and empowers its employees to think outside the box in their quest to assist its clients’ journeys.

Serving the Healthcare Industry with Diligence 

CyberSecOp specializes in helping healthcare and ambulatory care organizations protect their patient records. It has a team of experienced security professionals who have a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and the specific security challenges that healthcare organizations face such as phishing, malware, ransomware, theft of patient data, insider threats, and hacked IOT devices.

Just like every other industry, the digitization of data in healthcare is inevitable. If implemented correctly with the right controls, it should help to advance the industry by allowing for more remote/telemedicine, expedited procedures, and findings. In short, Vincent LaRocca thinks it is a good thing and the company just needs to enforce the controls. 

Vincent LaRocca’s Advice to Budding Entrepreneurs

Do your homework and make sure you understand the risks. It is important to build relationships and alliances to assist you in the areas of your business that may be outside your areas of expertise such as Legal and tax planning.”  

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