Like most successful companies, MAD Security has evolved to meet the needs of our customers. MAD was founded as a security consulting company providing generalized security solutions and services. We have provided penetration testing services, security architecture services, security solution design and security training.  What has made MAD successful is not forcing a tired methodology onto our customers. We actually listen to our customers’ needs and react quickly and decisively.


Improve your humans, improve your security

The information security challenge is one that has become much more difficult for organizations to manage effectively. Gone are the days when a single piece of technology was all that was needed to protect your enterprise from threats. Over the last decade, the threat landscape has changed significantly. As attackers get more advanced, they target our greatest weakness — human nature.

The human element is the most difficult challenge facing us today in information security. This is why we have evolved to be able to meet that challenge. We help our customers reduce risk at the very core of the enterprise — its people. We take pride in showing our customers a measurable impact in security training efforts through targeted End User Security Awareness Training, Role-based Training and IT Security Training.



Dean Pace is a Managing Partner and leads MAD’s Security Solutions group. Dean has over 18 years of government sales and channel management experience. He has been an instrumental contributor to the success of industry-leading enterprise companies such as Cisco Systems, Symantec Corporation, and Check Point Software Technologies. At Check Point Software, Dean grew the Federal Civilian and DoD Sales group’s revenue in excess of 40% year-over-year. Most recently, he increased sales of a private security company’s Federal division to over $6 million in a little under 18 months.


Cliff Neve is t1e485eehe Vice President of Professional Services.  He oversees development and delivery of services to MAD’s diverse customer base, drawing on his twenty years of experience in information technology leadership and engineering.  Cliff is a retired Coast Guard Commander, and served as Chief of Staff at Coast Guard Cyber Command, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Enterprise Architect for the White House Communications Agency, and Assistant Program Manager for C4ISR elements of the 24 billion dollar Coast Guard recapitalization project.  Cliff is a CISSP and holds Masters of Science degrees in Information Leadership and Electrical Engineering.


Aaron Cohen is a Managing Partner and entrepreneurial leader known for his ability to penetrate new markets, produce tangible results, and grow market share and profitability. Aaron has co-founded several companies and successfully contributed to the growth from start-up to multi-million dollar operations. He also has over a decade of successful sales, marketing and business development experience. Aaron has been featured on numerous media outlets such as CNBC, ABCnews.com, The Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Constitution Journal, and The Chicago Tribune.


Josh Larsen is a Managing Partner and has over fifteen years of experience leading and growing successful consulting and sales organizations in the information security industry. He provides technical, metrics-driven expertise to government and commercial clients. Josh leads technical sales and marketing efforts for MAD Security and The Hacker Academy. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a track record of success in challenging, fast paced environments. Most recently, Josh’s efforts resulted in MAD Security being awarded Fastest Growing Partner by Check Point Software Technologies.