Mr. Kootnekoff has been working in the cyber security industry for more than 21 years. Beginning in 1999, Mr Kootnekoff formed his first cyber security company in Tokyo Japan. In 6 short years, he grew the company to become the number 2 ranked security company in Japan, serving fortune 500 companies as well as local and federal government. Under his direction, Mr. Kootnekoff’s staff, developed several industry-firsts, security services and products, one of which was built for and sold to IBM Japan.
Mr. Kootnekoff has given countless speeches on the topic of cyber security throughout the globe, including a multi city collaboration with Symantec Japan, speaking on the topic of spyware and malware. He cofounded one of the first security conference ever held in Tokyo named PacSec and Tokyo InterSec.
He since formed his current company SecuSolutions in 2007 and continues to focus on essential product development and security services that are in high demand, including a SaaS vulnerability service, Phishing Simulation Service as well as a complete suite of online Cyber Security training that are focused on front line personnel.
Mr. Kootnekoff is also responsible for the overseeing of the Professional Security Services division of SecuSolutions which offers a number of critically important services including Penetration testing, infrastructure audits & reviews, as well as vulnerability testing.