Cyber security Denver

Founded in Denver, CO in 2011, Security Pursuit provides cybersecurity services to help organizations protect their business-critical information systems and data. We help secure the networks, websites, and operations of private businesses, retailers, banks and credit unions, airports, healthcare providers, energy suppliers, and state and local governments internationally.  We specialize in providing enterprise information security services exclusively, in order to perform at the highest level for our clients.  Our founders and consultants have specialized in cybersecurity related disciplines their entire professional careers, and are continuously trained and certified to exceed the needs of our clients. 


Leadership

Steve Fox

As CEO, Mr. Fox operates from a wide range of previous experiences including elements of strategy, marketing, sales, and delivery to help develop the company. Steve’s high performance work ethic provides a track record of success in technical security as well as information security program development. He holds a Master's Degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor's Degree from University of Missouri, along with a variety of industry certifications. A subject matter expert and professional speaker, Mr. Fox brings unique insight about the risks organizations face from malicious hackers. Steve speaks regularly at conferences and training events nationally, and has been interviewed in media publications ranging from The Huffington Post to The Wall Street Journal's SmartMoney.

  • CISA (ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor)
  • CISSP (isc2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • GPEN (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester)
  • GWAPT (GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester)
  • GCFA (GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst)
  • GSLC (GAIC Security Leadership)
  • Member of the Denver, CO InfraGard Chapter
  • Member of the Denver, CO ISSA Chapter

Jeff Ahlerich

As President of Security Pursuit, Mr. Ahlerich is a versatile cybersecurity technologist with over 15 years of industry experience and leadership role expertise in the areas of security solutions development, operations, and consulting services. Jeff possesses a strong enthusiasm for cybersecurity advocacy, a talent for enterprise risk & security assessment, and excels at facilitating practical technology solutions to meet compliance driven and/or security best practice objectives. He has individually performed and/or managed several hundred individual security assessments for banking, financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, energy, higher education, local, state and federal government clientele. 

  • CISSP (isc2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • GPEN (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester
  • IT Sector Chief, FBI Infragard Denver
  • Member of the Denver, CO ISSA Chapter

Robert Kelso

As Chief Technology Officer, Mr Kelso has over 25 years experience in computer forensics, engineering and software technology.  A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Robert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in aerospace engineering and astrodynamics. Robert has testified in both District and Federal court as an expert witness in computer forensics and has been appointed a “special master” by the court. Robert is an adjunct instructor at University of Denver teaching computer forensics at the master’s level. Robert has published numerous articles including “Moving to Secure The Image – Valuable Data May Be Overwritten Forever” published in Law Week August 2007.  

Robert holds multiple computer forensics certifications including EnCE, CHFI, ACE, and AME.  These certifications emphasize the use of forensics tools, procedures, and analytical techniques necessary to defensibly collect, analyze, and produce electronic information in a court of law.  Robert also holds a number of forensics certifications in leading collection and analysis software and tools include ACE, AME, EnCE and more.

CHRIS SCHMIDT

Chief Operating Officer, Mr Schmidt has over a decade of experience in computer forensics and programming. From the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of Denver College of Engineering, Chris is a certified EnCE and CHFI computer forensics investigator and is NACSE certified in several engineering technologies. Chris has testified in both District and Federal court as well as for the Colorado Supreme Court. He is a regular guest instructor in electronic discovery and computer forensics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Denver’s Regis University, and Arapahoe Community College.  

Chris is a former board member of the Westwood College Program Advisory Committee for their degree program. Chris has also developed and overseen our mobile forensics division and uses his considerable knowledge and experience to solve complex issues for our clients. Chris published an article on forensics in divorce cases entitled “Seeking What Your Spouse Hides”, published in Fresh Magazine July 2008.