Welcome to Countercastle.
Based in Los Angeles,
we help companies of all sizes identify and defend against vulnerabilities
that could lead to hacks, ransomware, data leaks, lawsuits, or reputational damage.
Our cybersecurity services include:
- Information Security & data privacy assessments
- Penetration testing (ethical hacking) to uncover vulnerabilities
- Find and fix security flaws & harden systems
- Compliance with CCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, SOX, PCI and more
- Fraud prevention
- Security architecture and engineering
- Assess security of thid parties & vendors
- Prepare for audits or mergers
- Review legal contracts for security and privacy pitfalls
- Develop security policies & culture from ground up
- Employee security awareness training
- Software & hardware recommendations
- And much more
We've stopped hackers and cyberattacks,
blocked phishers and fraudsters,
found and fixed dangerous website and software bugs,
passed over 80 state and federal audits,
partnered with law enforcement,
and much more.
Nimble with decades of experience,
and low overhead costs,
our world class cybersecurity services
are some of the most affordable anywhere.
Countercastle was founded in 2010 by Scotch Wichmann,
a cybersecurity consultant, researcher, hacker, writer, and speaker with over 35 years' experience.
A sought-after cybersecurity and data privacy expert,
Scotch helps startups and Fortune 500 companies alike
assess risk, uncover and fix vulnerabilities,
and ensure compliance with emerging privacy laws.
Career highlights include 9 years as a security architect and engineer at Wells Fargo, where he helped design the company's fraud detection, 2-factor authentication, E-vault, crypto acceleration, DMZ, cloud, and load balancing schemes, while innovating the use of honeypots to aid F.B.I. fraud investigations.
He also spent many years as a Security Principal at the energy company Sempra/SoCal Gas, where he managed the security architecture and penetration testing of over 90 projects, some with billion-dollar budgets, while following Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and NIST best practices.
Scotch studied cryptography at Stanford, Risk Management at Texas A&M, and received his M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland,
a NSA Center of Excellence. A certified FBI Infrastructure Liaison, Scotch holds CISSP, CISM, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications.
For more, visit Scotch on LinkedIn.
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Based in Los Angeles, Countercastle provides Information Security and data privacy
services to companies throughout California and beyond.
Some of the areas where we work include Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood,
Hollywood, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West Los Angeles,
Culver City, Malibu, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey,
Silicon Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Westwood, DTLA, Wilshire, Burbank, Glendale, Silver Lake, Sherman Oaks,
San Fernando Valley, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village,
North Hollywood, Pasadena, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, San Luis Obispo,
Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Newport Beach, San Bernadino, Riverside, Palm Springs, San Diego,
San Francisco, Monterey, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas,
and New York City.