Our Cyber Security Experts

Are you looking for thought leadership articles, original research, or emerging trends in cyber security? Our experts share their practical experiences to help you protect against cyber attacks.

PurpleSec’s Cyber Security Experts

We partner with some of the best and brightest minds in cyber security to deliver useful and helpful content.


Our security experts have:


  • Hands on and practical experience in cyber security.
  • Proven leadership skills directing teams and developing security programs.
  • Skill sets across network security, vulnerability detection, social engineering, penetration testing, and compliance.
  • Industry experience spanning government, military, healthcare, and enterprise commercial sectors.
  • Ability to explain highly technical security concepts and it’s value to anyone.


Hi there! My name is Jason and I’m one of the co-founders of PurpleSec.


PurpleSec was created out of a passion to provide offensive and defensive security services for businesses, but also as a destination resource to share expert opinions, ideas, research, and emerging trends in cyber security.


When it comes to content, we don’t cut corners. Every page, article, and resource you find our site is written by cyber security experts with practical and proven experience in their field.


Our expert contributors span across disciplines including penetration testing, network security assessments, secuirty awareness training, cyber security program development, and regulatory compliance such as NIST, HIPAA, and PCI.


There are a few reasons why we take an expert approach to our content:


1. Trust and Authority


Businesses are making critical decisions every day on how to protect themselves from internal and external threats. We believe it is our responsibility to provide accurate and useful information given the impact cyber security can have on the success or failure of a business.


2. Technical Complexity


I won’t sugar coat it – cyber security is a complex field. Yes, the end goal is to secure systems, data, and other assets from being compromised. But the reality is that business needs are not all equal, thereby requiring specific solutions to accomplish their goals.


3. Contributing To Shared Knowledge


Academics spend their careers publishing papers to improve or build upon the shared human knowledge on any give subject. At PurpleSec we want to emulate this approach, but from the perspective of cyber security practitioners.


If you’re interested in learning more, you can view each of our cyber security experts below along with their contributions to the site.


I truly hope you find the information on this site to be helpful and of use, whether you’re a CEO trying to protect your business from an attack, or a security practitioner wanting to learn more.


Thank you!

Seth Kimmel, OSCP - Cyber Security Expert

Seth Kimmel, OSCP

Seth is an accomplished cyber security professional with 10 years of proven experience leading teams and projects to successful completion for an enterprise company with over 700 employees. Seth is the co-founder and CTO of PurpleSec, as well as military veteran having served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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Jason Firch MBA - cyber security expert

Jason Firch, MBA

Jason is a veteran IT operations manager and digital marketer with a decade of experience. He is the co-founder and CEO of PurpleSec as well as the director of marketing for Assured Compliance Technology.

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Richard Selvidge, CISSP, ITIL - Cyber Security Expert

Richard Selvidge, CISSP, ITIL

Richard is an experienced cyber security expert, and CEO of Assured Compliance Technology, with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare and Government Defense industries. He is skilled in Risk Management, Vulnerability Assessment, NIST and HIPAA Compliance. Richard has over 15 years supporting DoD cybersecurity

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Joshua Selvidge, CCENT - Cyber Security Expert

Joshua Selvidge, B.SE.

Joshua is a diversely-skilled cyber security professional with 10 years of Department of Defense cyber security experience and is the President of Assured Compliance Technology, He recently served as a team lead for a Secure Operations Center (SOC) environment supervising a team in a fast-paced cloud security as a service company.

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Aaron Bond - cyber security expert

Aaron Bond, CISSP, Security+, MCSA

Aaron is a security analyst with over 9 years of IT experience. His experience began serving in the US Military as network and system administration, in addition to teaching information technology for junior sailors. Aaron now serves as a security analyst for a shared services company supporting the healthcare industry.

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Michael Swanagan

Michael Swanagan, CISSP, CISA, CISM

Michael is an Information Security Professional with 13 years of proven experience. He has experience leading and supporting security projects and initiatives in the healthcare, finance, and advertising industry. Michael is founder and CEO of CyberSwan Security Solutions, helping SMBs develop effective security strategies.

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Strahinja Stankovic - cyber security expert

Strahinja Stankovic

Strahinja is an Information Security Analyst with 2 years of professional experience in cyber security working as a member of the blue team. He’s currently working towards EC Council’s LPT certificate with an interest of becoming a licensed penetration tester.

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