Max Cybersecurity was launched Oct. 2016. Did $6.6M in revenue 2018. Spent the last year bidding and obtaining Government contracting vehicles including 8a, HUBZone, GSA, STARS III.
Need funds to support current operating expenses for upcoming contracts. Prefer Loan.
Cybersecurity company with upcoming contracts run by former DHS Cybersecurity Director Mike Echols
Contracts are finally coming through following COVID.
1. Build a cybersecurity assessment tool for Small transit agencies - Funded by FTA (starts June)
2. Sub-contractor cybersecurity support to MARTA Atlanta (Just awarded)
3. Finalist to do Philippines Power Grid Assessment (will be awarded June) Partner with BDO
4. Cybersecurity partner for the building of the first commercial transit autonomous vehicle lane Jacksonville (starts August) Sub to Balfour Beatty
Michael A. Echols (Mike), is the author of the 2020 book Secure Cyber Life: The Government is Not Coming to Save You.
Mike spent 10 years in critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He spent another 6 years as a consultant to DHS for the creation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, National Response Framework and Critical Capabilities List. Mike led several national security and risk management initiatives prior to departing DHS in September 2016.
At DHS, Mike was the Director of the Government Industry Planning and Management Branch. He was Chairman of the Communications Sector, Government Coordinating Council where he led a national risk assessment across wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast and satellite. He was also the Designated Federal Official for the President’s NSTAC (30 CEO level members from across IT, Comms and Defense). Mike also Chaired the Network Security Information Exchange consisting of cybersecurity experts from Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand. Mike served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Civil Communications Policy Committee (CCPC) in Brussels. He also led classified and unclassified threat information sharing programs at DHS. He was the point-person for President Obama’s E.O 13691, Promoting Private Sector Information Sharing - developing the program for ISAOs.
In 2016, Mike launched Max Cybersecurity LLC, a SBA 8a HUBZone company in Washington DC. The Max team performed all quality assessments for power restoration following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Among other media experiences, Mike was featured on a PBS Cybersecurity Special, Roadtrip Nation” and has published Forbes articles related to cyber education and “smart cities” technologies. Mike is currently the facilitator for the APTA Control and Communications Security Working Group. His leadership is helping to securing new autonomous vehicle infrastructure. Mike is now developing “Cyber Secure Zones (CSZs), in coordination with federal agencies and HBCUs. CSZs are a national security strategy for “Whole of Community” cybersecurity management, skills training, broadband for all, and community advancement. Mike is a columnist for Homeland Security Today Magazine.
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