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Expert Guidance. Proactive Strategies. Right-sized Solutions.

Pareto Cyber was founded to change the way organizations protect against cyber threats. We apply the Pareto principle, aka the 80/20 rule, to focus our efforts on the cyber technologies and processes that will make the most impact protecting our clients against cyber threats.

Meet the Team

Our team of experienced cyber professionals bring extensive experience in cyber defense and IT across a wide spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, technology, finance, and healthcare.

Mike Stewart,
Chief Executive Officer

Mike has over 25 years of IT experience leading across Product Development, Infrastructure, and Cyber Security. As an IT Executive with Monsanto, he focused on transforming business through technology strategy, product delivery, and organizational leadership. As a cybersecurity executive, he focused on enterprise cyber strategy, organization transformation, secure IT Operations, and security culture. Additionally, he served in the US Army specializing in Communications Security.


Chad Hayden,
Chief Strategy Officer

Chad’s career is highlighted by his passion for protecting businesses while enabling secure business transformations. He is responsible for assessing business risk, program design, risk remediation as well as leading cyber operations, data governance, and threat intelligence functions. Chad has supported senior executives across industries such as financial services, retail, manufacturing, defense, and hospitality.


Thomas Westbrook,
Chief Technology Officer

Tom has over 20 years of Security and IT operations experience in the Law Enforcement, University, and Healthcare sectors. He has extensive experience delivering and managing secure, optimized, and mature IT operations with a focus on regulatory compliance and cyber hygiene best practices. Tom has extensive experience managing cyber risk through strong IT leadership and balanced approaches to delivering secure IT solutions that have successfully prevented significant attacks from hacktivist, cybercriminals, and state-sponsored cyber threats.


What You Can Expect From Us

Beyond threats

Our assessments go well beyond cyber industry standards. We assess things like your risk appetite, the business you’re in, the effectiveness of your current program, and which security actions will offer the most protection for your threat landscape.

For the long haul

Cybersecurity is mission-critical to your long-term health, so you get our full attention even after your program is in place. At our top service level, we provide proactive cyber program management, automatic threat detection and response, security culture and awareness training, and more — all designed to maximize your investment.

Optimization = lower costs

We look at everything through the lens of reducing your operational costs. From optimizing your current controls to automating threat response and resolution, we treat your cyber risks — and investments — like they’re our own.

Culture and Values

Customer Focus

As a team, we commit to:

  • Recommending customer-first solutions
  • Providing expert guidance and support
  • Serving as your partners and a virtual extension of your team

People Focus

As individuals and as a team, we commit to:

  • Treating others with respect
  • Building success through teamwork
  • Leading with integrity

Cyber Focus

As cyber professionals, we commit to:

  • Staying ahead of the learning curve to maintain expertise
  • Encouraging a proactive approach to cyber with all clients
  • Focusing on what matters to enable cyber maturity for our customers

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Pareto Cyber offers expert advice, holistic solutions, and proactive cyber solutions.