About

Vision: Build long-term customers by first understanding their mission requirements, collaboratively identifying areas for improvement across the Cyber COAST approach to cybersecurity, and then delivering increasing value -- every day!  
 
Mission: Understand the Cyber COAST approach to cybersecurity and your role in it. Apply your skills and expertise across the COAST delivery methods: Consulting, Operations, Analysis, Software, and Training. In so doing, we will deliver continuous improvement for our current customers and bring those insights back to improve the COAST approach for future customers.

Born out of U.S. military innovation, the Cyber COAST team understands the theory, strategy, and application of effective cybersecurity programs.  More important than claiming it—we’ve been there and done that—providing cybersecurity solutions for military maneuvers and exercises, USCYBERCOM strategy and operations, and implementing major programs across the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Justice. We don’t stop at great ideas and recommendations; we do our best work right there alongside of our clients to implement pragmatic and lasting solutions that deliver tangible and measurable results.

Cybersecurity is not something you have; It is something you do.

The Cyber COAST knows how to do Cybersecurity exceptionally well!

Why We're Different

There are literally thousands of small businesses that claim they know how to do cybersecurity.  We’re not like them.  We’ve been working in cybersecurity for over 20 years. We’ve seen success. We’ve seen failure. Cyber COAST has been purpose-built from these lessons to provide lasting value to our clients. We succeed when they are secure and they know they have ongoing security program.

Leadership

Christian L. Basballe Sorensen founded Cyber COAST in 2016 with the vision of taking hard-won lessons from the military and applying them to other government and commercial clients. Christian retired from the Air Force as a Cyber Warfare officer in 2014 after key cyber leadership assignments at USCYBERCOM and the Pentagon. While at USCYBERCOM, he helped architect the Cyber Mission Forces, lead an international cyber warfare team while forward deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom, and later, while assigned to the Pentagon, led Air Force efforts to begin implementing the Cyber Mission Forces. He earned his BS (Operations Research) from the Air Force Academy, an MS (Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research) from Stanford University, and his MBA from the University of Maryland.  See more of Christian's background here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clbsorensen/ 

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.  He earned a BS (Computer Science) and MS (Computer Security) from the George Washington University as well as a MA Strategic Communications) from George Mason University.  See more of Reid's background here: www.linkedin.com/in/reid-novotny

 

Cybersecurity

It's not something you have; it's something you do