About Network Assured

My name’s Andrew, and I started Network Assured because I noticed a breakdown in communication between the businesses that need cybersecurity services, and the vendors that provide those services.

  • The pricing models are opaque.
  • The marketing-speak is confusing.
  • One vendor’s “penetration test” is another firm’s “vulnerability scan”.

And all this, in an industry that’s already moving at a dizzying speed.

The result is that some firms pay too much for the services they need. Others lose months as projects extend beyond deadlines. Worst of all, the real risk of a security breach keeps increasing.

Network Assured exists so that businesses and cybersecurity vendors might understand each other better.

We offer free, up-to-date pricing guidance on services like penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, compliance and Virtual CISO. We provide deep explanations and comparisons between cybersecurity services so firms can better understand their real needs.

Our Authors

The articles on Network Assured are contributed by a team of active CISOs and compliance professionals. Foremost among them are:

Nathaniel Cole – CISO

Nathaniel is a current CISO, with more than 15 years of cybersecurity experience, and a strong track record of building, deploying, and managing modern security programs.

For Network Assured, he has contributed detailed guides that have helped companies price security services from penetration testing to vCISO, to MSSPs. His articles have been cited by industry leaders like WatchGuard, publications like the SSL Store, and popular magazines like BestLifeOnline.com.

Aaron Weissman – CISO

Aaron is an experienced leader and technologist with over a decade of strategic management, technology, and information security experience. His deepest expertise is in managing and securing sophisticated and highly regulated environments.

For Network Assured, he has published extensive guidance to help companies meet compliance requirements such as SOC 2, HITRUST, and HIPAA. His articles have been cited by Beckers Hospital Review, BitDefender, and MSSP Alert among others.

Noah Stahl – PCIP

Noah is an experienced PCI Internal Security Assessor and registered PCI Professional who has helped firms from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies manage their PCI compliance efforts and maintain certification.

For Network Assured, he has published extensively on PCI DSS compliance, helping businesses understand their requirements and plan to meet them more efficiently.

Our Directory

Network Assured maintains a directory of cybersecurity vendors, so firms can shop and compare, more easily finding the vendors that can meet their requirements and budget.

If you’re a business, we can reduce your due diligence, help you cut costs, and still improve your security posture.

If you’re a security vendor, we can help you connect with the businesses to whom you can be most valuable.

If you think we could help your firm, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Andrew Hansen


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