Professional Consulting At It's Best

At GBA we specialize in cyber security risk assessment, risk management, and business resiliency to protect your most critical assets. GBA's highly trained and experienced cyber risk professionals will guide you through vulnerability assessments, in-depth cyber risk management solutions, as well as loss mitigation and recovery.

GBA has access to global resources from analysts to senior subject matter experts and project/program managers in the fields of national security, critical infrastructure, and IT/Technology. We leverage our partnerships with industry experts and leading technology enterprises to bring you to the forefront of security.

At GBA we understand that every client's need is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach to provide lasting, effective, and efficient results. Whether within private industry, government, or critical infrastructure; GBA partners with its clients and where possible we leverage technology transfers to increase efficiency and provide superior results.

Why GBA?

  • ⋅ Subject Matter Experts
  • ⋅ Global Resources & Client Partnerships
  • ⋅ Tailored Project Approaches & Solutions

GBA Services

GBA offers professional consulting services covering the entirety of the NIST cyber security framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. We can mobilize a customized team of industry experts to assist in the development of a cohesive security posture, which will better protect our clients and enable them to respond more effectively when intrusions into their critical networks occur.

Risk Assessment & Risk Management Services

GBA specializes in risk assessment and risk management. Our services are tailored to meet your specific needs and current organization structure. Below is a list of available services: Content on services and deliverables:

  • Tabletop Exercise Planning, Administration, and Facilitation
  • Vulnerability, Threat, and Business Impact Assessments
  • Business Process Improvement & Systems Analysis
  • Information Security Policy Generation & Modernization
  • Building IT Security Awareness & Training Programs/Content
  • Cybersecurity Focused Business Consulting
  • Building and updating GRC programs and processes
  • Regulatory compliance and privacy programs
Technology Solution Services

As technology evolves so too does the threat posed by nefarious individuals with the ability to access that data. Whether they are looking to steal intellectual property, personally identifiable information, or impede your business; malicious hackers are looking to compromise any and all networks. Millions of sensitive data records and billions of dollars are lost annually to remote breaches of networks and insider threats. Identity theft, criminal misuse of information, digital extortion and industrial espionage are commonplace across virtually all major critical infrastructure sectors and commercial industries. Hardened technology infrastructures and robust policy frameworks are only the first step for enterprises that must safeguard high-value assets and maintain mission-critical services.

Market leaders require the insight of industry experts, deep-dive data analytics and cutting-edge technologies that can shift security postures from the reactive to the proactive. By partnering with GBA enterprises can multiply their human capital exponentially. Enabling the kind of knowledge and information sharing needed to protect against a wide range of dynamic threats.

  • Network Security Policy review
  • Asset management strategies
  • Full spectrum threat and vulnerability assessment
  • Risk management and risk mitigation strategies
  • Customized training programs
  • Active and passive network monitoring
  • Continuity of Operations Plans
  • Incident response teams

GBA has partnered with local software firm Topia Technology to offer our clients a powerful Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solution with end-to-end encryption and robust access control capabilities. Topia’s Secrata product is an innovative Enterprise Data Security Platform with patented encryption technology that empowers users to securely share, store, and transmit files throughout the enterprise and across multiple devices. Secrata runs on both Linux and Windows with customizable user authentication and cloud deployment options tailored to meet an enterprise’s needs.


Executive GBA Team
DAVID SHAW, ASSM                                
Founder & CEO

GBA CISO, President

BRIGUETTE CARSTENSEN                     
Vice President & Director of Research

Senior Threat Analyst

Senior Advisors

Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, PhD
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

Dr. Sally Leivesley, PhD Lond., MSPD, BA (Hons) Qld., FICPEM, FRSA, MACE
Senior Affiliate, Global Catastrophic Risk

Terry L. Davis, P.E.
Senior Affiliate, Aviation Cybersecurity & Advanced Technologies

Depti Patel
Senior Advisor, Senior Information Technologies Specialist

Joe Weiss
Senior Advisor, Industrial Control Sytems Cybersecurity & Advanced Technologies

Dr. Alexander Edappalli
Senior Advisor for Middle East , South-East Asia & all African Countries


Betty Shaw
Managing Director Accounting

Eva Dudas
Associate Director Business Development Canada and Eastern Europe

Deborah Dossen
Associate Director Business Development UK

Paul Burgess
Creative Director & Website Development

Kim Miller
Associate Creative Director & Graphic Arts

Board of Directors

David Shaw

Wayne Washer

Ilanko Subramaniam CISM, CISSP

Doug Collier, CPA

Betty Shaw

Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, PhD

Viatcheslav Popovsky, PhD

George Muellner, Lt. General, USAF Ret.

Ado Machida

C. Russell Twist, Attorney



MH Hamilton and Associates

Aronson Security Group

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Corporate Member)

Aveos International Fzc

Global Business Resources
Changing Vectors© Workforce Development Program
Not for Profit Tax Exempt 501 (c)(3)

Humanitarian Charity Partners

Peninsula Community Foundation
Serve The Children
FISH Food Bank of Pierce County


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