Steve Brodson is a cybersecurity consultant with more than 17 years of experience. He specializes in strategic risk management, compliance and IT security architecture.

Q&A with Steve Brodson

Tell us about your background and how you got into technology.
I started with IT security in high school in the 1980s, doing systems programming, gaming and war-dialing from my Commodore 64 and Compaq “portable” PC. This background served me well in 1997 when, after college and law school, I became disillusioned with my high-pressure law firm associate position. Since then, I’ve gained 17 years of experience working as a consultant on Voice over IP and convergence, data center infrastructure and cybersecurity, with a short stint served as a Director of IT for a manufacturing company.
Describe your role at WWT.
I am a member of the Business Development group within the security practice. I serve a hybrid role, and my main responsibilities include the development of standardized cybersecurity consulting offerings, presenting the cybersecurity practice capabilities and offerings on a pre-sales basis to customers and account teams and filling in on projects when applicable.
What innovation is happening in your technology focus area that has you really excited?
The field of cybersecurity is booming. Faced with a fast-changing threat environment, new detailed regulation and decades of chronic underinvestment, companies are having to play catch-up in a big way. I am excited to augment the capabilities of the WWT security consulting practice to partner both strategically and tactically with our customers to drive holistic, layered and automated security models that actually work in today’s world.
Describe a recent interaction with a customer that led to solving a problem.
I am currently working on a compliance assessment project for a Fortune 100 company under the NIST 800-171 regulation. This project will help the customer understand the weaknesses in its infrastructure and will develop a plan that will help the customer protect $100-million in federal revenue.