Jake Groth is the Chief Technology Officer for Stage 2 Security. Here, he leads design and development of the business’ cyber security assets and helps set the technical strategy and partner relationships for S2’s portfolio of Cybersecurity capabilities. He is involved with nearly every aspect of cyber security, including: Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Security Analytics, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM), Enterprise Security Architecture, Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA), Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR), and Enterprise Security Event Management. Previously, Groth was the Cyber CTO for Accenture Federal Services as well as the CTO and Partner at Defense Point Security before it was acquired by AFS in 2016. Groth brings extensive experience serving clients in both the public and private sectors in diverse roles including: Federal Security Engineering Manager for the DHS Security Operations Center under Customs and Border Protection, an Information Security Researcher for the National Information Security Training and Education Center, and an owner and operator of a network and security solutions company before it was acquired. Groth received his MBA from an NSA-designated “Center of Excellence” Idaho State program with an emphasis in Information Assurance. His studies were completed on a full academic scholarship from the NSF and the NSA.