Military Grade Experts
Executive Leadership Team
Our team includes former Operators, Officers and Special Agents from the NSA, DoD, FBI, and CIA capable of understanding offensive and defensive cybersecurity posture across large organizational infrastructures.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Justin Shanken is the CEO and co-founder of Shanken Secure, an award-winning cybersecurity firm providing next-generation services to protect its clients from cybercriminals. He has over 23 years of experience in the global intelligence and security space.
Before starting Shanken Secure, he was a Counterintelligence Special Agent in the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense, where he protected America’s cleared defense contractor industries. With subject matter expertise in cyber threat intelligence, counterintelligence, global risk management, insider threat, supply chain risk management, and corporate security. Justin Shanken has been featured in several publications and hundreds of speaking events.
Justin was awarded the University of Georgia’s prestigious “Alumni 40 under 40” award in 2015.
Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder
Johnny Justice is the COO and co-founder of Shanken Secure, leading a global team of cybersecurity professionals in identifying, investigating, and mitigating targeted attacks on organizations’ networks. Under his leadership, Shanken engages in extensive incident response operations across every significant commercial sector, globally protecting your sensitive and proprietary data. He has over 20 years of experience in digital forensics and cyberspace operations.
Before starting Shanken Secure, he was a Counterintelligence Special Agent and Interactive Operator in the U.S. Army, where he pioneered the stand-up of National/Combat Mission Teams supporting U.S. Army Cyber Command conducting cyberspace operations. Johnny Justice has held various technical leadership positions in U.S. Army Cyber Command.
Johnny was awarded the Military Intelligence Corps Association’s “Knowlton Award” in 2017.
Chief Information Security Officer & Partner
Scott Sailors is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Shanken Secure. He is responsible for securing Shanken’s own systems and also provides virtual CISO (vCISO) solutions for customers. Scott holds several certifications in the field of cybersecurity, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), as well as various vendor-specific certifications. He also holds an M.S. and B.S. degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
Scott has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, working with advanced technology systems for companies worldwide. He has helped organizations of all sizes to improve their cybersecurity posture by providing consulting services, performing penetration testing, red teaming, compliance and cybersecurity maturity assessments.
Outside of IT, Scott is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains in mixed martial arts.
"Like many organizations, a security breach would be potentially catastrophic, and cybersecurity is always a top priority. While we make security a concerted focus with dedicated staff, it is always valuable to have a second set of experienced eyes checking your blind spots."
Nick Kelland, Chief Technology Officer, SJV Data Solutions
"Justin and his team are top-notch professionals at cybersecurity protection. Their cyber assessments will reveal vulnerabilities and their advice helps you prioritize what services are needed to maximize the protection for your company’s systems.”
Dan Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Odin Enterprises, LLC
"Justin and his team is an amazing group of guys! Their product makes compliance a joke."
Kenneth McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, Keltic Fish, LLC
"Bryan County Selected Shanken Security Solutions because of their uniquely trained ex-NSA and DoD experienced staff along with their 24-hour Security Operations Center (SOC). This specialist staffing along with the 24-hour monitoring gives Bryan County the tools needed to combat threats from foreign and domestic adversaries in today's fast paced, high tech world."
John Rauback, Finance Director, Bryan County Board of Commissioners
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