Bedel Security was founded in March of 2015 by Chris Bedel with the dream of making an impact in how community financial institutions handle cybersecurity by simply doing 2 things really well:
1. Provide services to banks and credit unions that allow them to outsource the leadership and expertise in cybersecurity that every bank must have, so they can get the help they need that would be otherwise cost prohibitive as a conventional, full-time employee.
2. Teach people how to be better, successful CISOs and ISOs through coaching and mentorship offerings, allowing them to build skills in a growing industry and be more valuable to their financial institutions. The idea of the company was born in Chris’s mind several year earlier, when during an IT audit, the auditor commented on how he wished a number of their clients could have just a fraction of Chris in their bank to lead and manage their information security programs. Curious, Chris asked the auditor if that was even possible, and his reply was, “yeah, it’s called a virtual ISO.” And although it took two years to make a reality, it was that conversation never left Chris’s mind as a calling that he needed to fulfill.
In our time of being in business, we’ve established clients in outsourcing engagements, mentorships, as well as other information security projects, serving clients across the country. Our team consists of over 60 years of experience in information security, cybersecurity, banking, and outsourced CISO services.