Passionate, Trained, and Experienced Cybersecurity Professionals

Our purpose is simple – to make you and your organization secure.  Our cybersecurity training and assessment services serve this purpose.  We’re small enough to take real pride in each and every job we do and agile enough to take on projects of all sizes.  We are always up for a challenge.  We take pride in our ability to bring order to chaos and tangible results to difficult circumstances.

We can help you answer one of the biggest questions in cybersecurity – “where do I start?”  The industry has overly complicated cybersecurity, making it difficult to know where to begin, especially with all the "solutions" claiming to fix all your problems.

We offer a la cart services ranging from cybersecurity certification boot camps to penetration testing and incident response We also offer assistance with cybersecurity strategy. One solution does not fit all. Threat actors are after different types of data and use different tactics for each industry. We want to be your trusted advisor and help you make wise decisions.  Our tailored solutions provide strategy and remove guesswork.

Company History

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We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) formed in 2014 to bring effective cybersecurity training and security assessment solutions to commercial and government clients. Our founder, Christian Espinosa, recognized the need for big picture thinking in an industry that typically approaches cybersecurity problems with a microscope. Rather than sit on the sidelines, he decided to “Step Up” and get skin in the game.  We successfully helped many organizations and individuals through our highly-rated cybersecurity training, penetration testing, risk assessments, and more.

We are based in the St. Louis metropolitan area, but add value to clients worldwide.

 

Founder Bio

Christian on Russia's Mt. Elbrus Summit - the highest peak in Europe

Christian on Russia's Mt. Elbrus Summit - the highest peak in Europe

Christian Espinosa has worked as a Network and Systems Engineer, a White Hat Hacker, a Trainer, a Consultant, and an Entrepreneur in the cyber security industry since 1993.  He has held over 15 industry certifications, including the CISSP, CISA, CEH, CSSA, CEPT, PMP, CCSP, MCSE, and CEI.  He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and an MBA in Computer and Information Management from Webster University. He also holds multiple patents on cybersecurity attack and defense simulation.  When Christian isn’t protecting us from cybercriminals, he climbs mountains, travels the world, teaches outdoor wilderness survival, and races Ironman triathlons. 

 

About Us FAQs

What makes us unique? 

  1. Our people.  All of our employees are extremely certified in their respective areas of expertise, have a military background, and many years experience with both the government and commercial sectors.  We are passionate about helping you secure your data. 
  2. Our processes.  We take security seriously and use a holistic approach.  Many competitors begin searching for vulnerabilities with a microscope. We start with the big picture.
  3. Our products.  We spend time writing our reports in a simple to understand and implement manner.  We’re not impressed with competitors that generate thousand page reports with lots of technical jargon that leave you wondering “what do I do with this"?

What is it like to work with us?

We are a trusted partner with only one purpose – to help you succeed.  We realize cybersecurity is probably not the main focus of your business and is often viewed as a “necessary evil”.  We are not a “one and done” company.  We value long-term relationships where we help you protect your data.  We know if we add enough value for you, we will both succeed. Give us a chance.

What do we value? 

We value progress.  We value relationships.  We value attention to detail.  We value aptitude.  We value attitude.  We value clear communications.  We value a growth mindset.  We value taking ownership.  We value adaptability.  We value stepping outside of comfort zones.  We value thinking outside the box.  We value creativity and innovation.  We value persistence.  We value wellness.  We value learning.  We value success. We value the journey.

Why the name Alpine Security?  

Our founder, Christian Espinosa, climbs mountains and embraces the alpine and mountaineering philosophy. Mountaineering involves constantly learning new skills, improving existing skills, managing risks, and taking on extreme challenges with unknown conditions that require dynamic problem-solving skills.  We embrace these concepts as a company.

What does the logo mean?

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The circle represents protection, care, and trust.  The color (blue) represents depth, stability, and clarity. The ascending symbol that looks similar to a mountain represents the strength, courage, and challenge required to persevere.  The dots ascending the symbol represent progress, persistence, and the journey. 

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