About the Cyber COAST
Born out of U.S. military innovation, the Cyber COAST team understands the theory, strategy, and application of effective cybersecurity programs. Our innovative approaches come from our hard-earned experience developing USCYBERCOM strategy, directing multi-national cyber operations, planning cyber force training, and implementing major programs for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Justice. We don’t stop at great ideas and recommendations. We do our best work "in the trenches" with our clients implementing pragmatic and lasting solutions. The result: delivering tangible and measurable business results.
We provide holistic solutions across our 5 lines of business:
Consulting: Working with customers to understand their missions, determine their capability and performance gaps, and recommend pragmatic solutions that fit their situation.
Operations: Providing additional, trained, and experienced personnel to lead your cybersecurity engineering and operations on-site or as a service.
Analysis: Rooting out the heart of cybersecurity issues. This often requires a deep bench of intrusion, intelligence, and forensic analysts. We have that covered.
Software Development: Using the best Agile development methods, coupled with an operational understanding of your business needs. Our team can build your vision.
Training: Delivering on-site, remote, and web-based instruction to you and your team.
Why We're Different
Humble. Approachable. Credible. Unlike many small businesses that claim they know cybersecurity, Cyber COAST has been working in cybersecurity for more than 20 years. We’ve seen success. We’ve seen failure. We've literally been to war in cyberspace. Our methods have been purpose-built from these lessons to provide lasting value to our clients. We don't bring an army of high priced consultants. We just bring the things that work—we succeed when you are secure and know you have a systematic security program.
Our vision is to build long-term customers by first understanding their mission requirements, collaboratively identifying a strategy for improvement using the Cyber COAST approach to cybersecurity, and then delivering increasing value—every day!
Christian L. Basballe Sorensen founded Cyber COAST in 2016 with the vision of taking hard-won experience from the military and applying it to other government and commercial clients. Christian retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Cyber Warfare officer in 2014 after serving in key cyber leadership assignments at USCYBERCOM and the Pentagon. While at USCYBERCOM, he helped architect the Cyber Mission Forces and led an international cyber warfare team forward deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom. Later, while assigned to the Pentagon, he led Air Force efforts to begin implementing the Cyber Mission Forces. Christian earned his BS in Operations Research from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his MS in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University, and his MBA from the University of Maryland. Visit his LinkedIn profile for more information.
Reid Novotny joined Cyber COAST in 2016 to lead the Federal practice. Currently a member of the Maryland Air National Guard, Reid separated from active duty where he most recently served as the Director of Staff of the Air Force Chief Information Officer (CIO). While on active duty, he also served as a squadron commander, Major Command and Pentagon staff officer, and Aide to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) commander. Reid earned a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Security from the George Washington University as well as an MA Strategic Communications from George Mason University. Visit his LinkedIn profile for more information.
Cybersecurity is not something you have.
It is something you do.
Contact us to learn more about how Cyber COAST can assist you in your cybersecurity needs.