Arete {ah-reh-tay}:

An ancient Greek concept for “the pursuit of excellence.”

Arete Solutions

Why Choose Us

The excellence we’re pursuing is reflected in the quality and confidence of our clients' business decisions regarding their cyber risks.  We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business committed to producing tangible results that exceed expectations.

Arete Solutions

What We Do

Arete Solutions advises and supports government and corporate leaders on IT and cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance.  Our experts perform assessments; document and deliver plans, policies and research; manage and staff technical programs; and resell enterprise hardware and software tools.

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Client Journey

Client Testimonials

Dr. Pablo Breuer

CISO, Helm Services (a subsidiary of Stripe)

“Dan and the Arete Solutions team partnered with us to advance and mature our cyber security capabilities in the midst of an evolving regulatory environment and threat landscape in the financial sector.  Dan seamlessly integrated into our leadership team, providing valuable industry expertise and practical solutions that helped us achieve our goals: control costs, shorten time to value, achieve compliance, and reduce risk.  Fantastic perspective, tangible results – thank you for the partnership!”

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Daniel Macias

Corporate Infrastructure Security, Segment

“Our Arete Solutions Advisor is a cybersecurity professional who has been a true extension of my team on our Zero Trust journey.  Arete Solutions is a trusted strategic partner that not only makes the market research, evaluation, and buying process easier, but negotiates licenses and services with the vendors on our behalf.  Their efforts have saved our team countless hours, and an average of 15% on each tool we’ve purchased from them.”

Raymond Sirota

Head of IT, Helm Services (a subsidiary of Stripe)

“Dan quickly earned our trust and proved a valuable extension of our leadership team. His perspective helped inform our strategic priorities and roadmap, and he expertly managed the vendor evaluation and buying process which saved us considerable time and money. It truly felt like he wanted what was best for our company, and I highly recommend working with Arete Solutions.”

Trusted by:

US Department of Homeland Security
Department of Veterans Affairs | USA
st. petersburg
Department of State| USA
US Department of Homeland Security
Port Tampa Bay

Why GRC? 

Offering secure digital applications and services is critically important to our clients, yet many business leaders do not understand their cyber risks well enough to confidently know what needs to be done to manage those risks. These leaders require a structured, deliberate approach to cyber risk management that informs and helps prioritize their risk-based decisions.

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What is GRC? 

Governance, Risk, and Compliance, also known as Integrated Risk Management and Security or Information Assurance, is a family of structured processes that organizations use to:
1) Understand their regulatory, statutory, and contractual requirements.
2) Assess whether or not they are compliant, and the associated risk based on their threats and vulnerabilities.
3) Inform what controls they need to apply to become compliant and treat risk.
4) Continually monitor and communicate changes in organizational risk.

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Your GRC Journey

Enterprise GRC requires dedicated people, processes, and tools to assess and continually monitor and communicate cyber risks to operational and financial leaders. For separation of duties, GRC should not be conducted by the same people performing Security Operations because GRC functions to provide oversight and control validation, and is a separate field of expertise. Our approach is collaborative and minimally disruptive; we want our clients to internalize the processes that help them understand and manage their cyber risks.

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Contact Us

If you are a potential client or partner and wish to begin a conversation with us, please complete the appropriate form and your dedicated Risk Advisor will contact you shortly.