About Us

S2 eliminates risks of separate red and blue-teams by creating continuously optimized cybersecurity for the modern, constant-threat landscape. Our centralized adversary simulation, detection and response platform Mage, uses advanced tradecraft providing continuous red team-as-service, we find weaknesses before the adversary does and make every threat continuous improvement. Deployed as-a-service, S2 makes advanced real-time cybersecurity accessible for all organizations. With smart automation and continuous testing, we help you focus on the most imminent and most critical risks to your enterprise. S2. Relentlessly Secure.

Origin Story

Our mission is: “To expedite the arrival of a secure cyberspace by outplaying the adversary. Instilling security through expertise and innovation.”
  • Originally founded in 2014 as ThreatRoast LLC
  • Founded by former NSA Operator Bryce Kunz
  • 2017 reorganized as Stage 2 Security LLC

Our Name

Stage 2 Security (S2)
  • Represents our direct ties to Adversary Simulation
  • The evolution of Cyber Security
  • 2021 Rebranded as S2

The Future

S2 entered the 2020's with a singular goal to OUTPLAY and WIN against our clients' adversaries.
  • 2020 proven cyber security executives George McKenzie and Josh Nacol joined the leadership team
  • Q2 2020 Jake Groth joined S2 as CTO
  • 2020 Launched VooDoo Enterprise as well as Federal Services Division
  • 2021 Launched revolutionary cloud focused managed services Red Team-as-a-Service and MDR

Our Team

S2 is owned and operated by seasoned cyber security experts all of which have been practitioners delivering secure Enterprise scale solutions.

George McKenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Bryce Kunz

Chief Strategy Officer

Jake Groth

Chief Technology Officer

Josh Nacol

Chief Operating Officer

S2 Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Stage 2 Security appreciates the diverse heterogeneous attributes, traits, beliefs, ideas, interests, challenges, and characteristics represented in our community. We recognize that we are a range of social, economical, educational, and professional backgrounds and of different genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, as well as thoughts and experiences. Embracing that uniqueness is key to understanding the human experience and expanding how we interpret the world around us. We aim to ensure that everyone in the S2 Community feels included and have the freedom to voice their ideas, concerns, and desires.

Let S2 Show You What's Possible

  • Decades of experience securing Federal Enterprises and Fortune 50
  • Former NSA Operators skilled in the Adversary arts
  • Full scope Security-as-a-Service. Press the easy button.


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