We are a full-service information technology company focused on next-gen cyber threat protection and enterprise data security.

We are true technology partners who build a strategy tailored to your unique business needs to mitigate the risk of data breaches and ensure system reliability across the entire enterprise. We specialize in critical test automation, network design, advanced end-to-end encryption, protocol development, and incident response. Our visionary approach to IT infrastructure design creates a roadmap that is sustainable, secure, and ready.

Maximum security is our specialty. We serve any industry – public or private.

Whether it’s credit card records or highly sensitive intelligence documents, we have the expertise and track record to protect and manage all of your assets.

We specialize in providing data security to high-risk, high-stakes organizations. With foundations in aerospace and defense contracts, we have the knowledge and experience to guarantee safe IT operations and the lowest possible risk of breach in the industry.

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Minimize your IT costs. Regain control.

Best in breed. Best practices. Our proven frameworks deploy quickly to start protecting your enterprise immediately.

You focus on leadership and innovation – we’ll provide the peace of mind knowing your enterprise is protected. Whether your systems are in the office, in your data center, or in the cloud, our solutions incorporate the latest products and technologies from leading vendors to deliver ultra-high-performance networks and infrastructure. Our core services include:
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Our central knowledge plane allows 5thColumn to proactively manage your defensive strategy and deployed systems to dynamically adapt them based on the latest, most sophisticated threat intelligence available.
  • 5thColumn consistently recruits expert cyber security talent to staff our security operations centers (SOCs) supporting our wide range of customers.
  • Our number-one priority in the SOC is to protect a customer’s brand reputation.
  • With expanded cyber regulations on the horizon, 5thColumn is constantly updating the SOC to meet these requirements protecting its clients.
Data Protection
5thColumn provides innovative up-to-date data protection and prevention technologies. The 5thColumn security leadership team has developed a methodology to assist our customers in building their data protection strategy and process, with a focus on:
  • Developing an employee training program that can make or break your data protection process
  • Spreading awareness about your organization’s data security policies
  • Refining policy management processes in place to ensure that new policies are created and managed effectively
Increase Return
Intelligence gathering, machine learning, and automation provide our clients with superior cyber security capabilities, including immediate alerting and warning of new threat activity and regularly scheduled strategic, operational, and technical reporting. We cover targeted intrusion, hacktivism, and other common cyber crime behaviors with routine analysis and remediation of their tactics, techniques, and procedures. We leverage over one hundred APIs and intelligence feeds, with rules for easy integration with your existing infrastructure. We employ SIEMs, Threat Intelligence Platform, and quick malware research to stay ahead of attackers.
Code Scans
5thColumn’s code scanning services leverage the industry’s best tools to provide both your code assessor and development team a set of actionable data to patch vulnerabilities before your code goes live.
Cyber Intelligence
With data breaches now affecting national political and economic systems, 5thColumn’s expertise coupled with modern big data analysis provides a scalable, elastic offering to companies at a predictable cost. We know the “where, what and how” when it comes to cyber intelligence.
Incident Response
Accelerate your network incident response, investigation and containment with a 5thColumn model. Although SIEMs reduce a large volume of data, they still generate more indicators of compromise (IoC) than your team can quickly investigate, and locating a compromised device can be a time-consuming manual task. Don’t be stuck sifting through mountains of logs after a breach — when every second counts.

Meet Our Leadership Team

We are trusted advisors among many Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.
Ray Hicks
Founder
Tom Gensch
SVP, Sales

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