Fostering a Client-First Environment

The results of decades in the security industry is a dedication to and focus on specific client needs. Because our leadership passes along the expertise to address security issues within any industry and for organizations of all sizes, we’re uniquely able to implement security strategies that don’t just work–they work for you.

Jim Broome


Mr. Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with 20+ years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for DirectDefense’s security service offerings.

Previously, he was a Director with AccuvantLABS where he managed, developed, and performed information security assessments for organizations across multiple industries, while also developing and growing a team of consultants in his charge.

Prior to AccuvantLABS, Jim was a principal security consultant with ISS and their X-force penetration testing team.

Jim has also developed and provided training courses on several security products, including being a primary author of the CheckPoint Software CCSA/CCSE/CCSI training program, as well as creating and delivering numerous client-focused training programs and events.

Kirk Greene

Kirk Greene

VP of Consulting Services

Mr. Kirk Greene is an information security veteran with over 15+ years of experience in the security industry. He is responsible for the development and delivery of ongoing enterprise security and risk assessments and virtualized security offerings.

Previously, he was a Practice Manager with AccuvantLABS where he managed, developed, and performed ongoing information security assessment programs for organizations across multiple industries and state governments, while also developing and growing a team of consultants in his charge.

Prior to AccuvantLABS, Kirk was a Principal Security Consultant with ISS and their X-force penetration testing team and a Senior Security Consultant with The Greentree Group, where his primary responsibilities included the management of the information security infrastructure for the Air Force and Army Exchange Services.

Because he was involved in the initial development of the Visa Payment Card Data Security program, Kirk was an integral part of the development and execution of both Accuvant’s and ISS’ Payment Card Data Security offerings and is recognized in the industry for his extensive work in this field. He has also developed and taught security awareness training for law enforcement associations, city governments, and manufacturing industries.

Beau Shahriary

Beau Shahriary

VP of Sales

Mr. Beau Shahriary has nearly two decades of experience in computer security consulting. He has performed security assessments, security remediation and strategic planning for a host of Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Shahriary is a Vice President at DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the establishment and development of sales and marketing efforts for DirectDefense.

Prior to joining DirectDefense, Beau was a founding member of the AccuvantLABS organization and performed and managed numerous assessment engagements. Prior to AccuvantLABS, Beau worked for Foundstone as a Consultant and later as Senior Managing Consultant and Project Manager for the professional services group. In that capacity, he managed and performed security assessments and vulnerability resolution on enterprise networks and web-based applications. Before Foundstone, Beau spent several years as a Consultant with ISS’ X-Force professional services where he performed services ranging from security assessments and penetration testing to enterprise security infrastructure deployment and network and process integration.

Due to Beau’s extensive level of knowledge in most areas of security implementation and management from both a technical and managerial level, he is a consistently sought after and in-demand consulting resource. Beau has taught many of the Foundstone Ultimate Hacking courses to both private audiences and government agencies. Since coming to DirectDefense, Beau has contributed to the growing needs of DirectDefense and its customers by engaging customers on large projects with unique requirements. His ability to adapt and exceed the customer’s needs has led to many return engagements.