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, policy and research; manage and staff technical programs; and resell 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 leaders do not understand their cyber risks or what they need to do to manage those risks. Depending on the industry, GRC constitutes the "reasonable person" threshold that the organization needs to implement and maintain to avoid being found negligent following a security incident, with the added benefit of improving IT and security operating efficiency.  

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What is GRC? 

Governance, Risk, and Compliance, also known as Integrated Risk Management and Security or Information Assurance, is like a puzzle that provides the foundation of efficient and effective security programs, because it is how leaders determine what security controls are appropriate for their risks, and how to prioritize them.  

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Your GRC Journey

Enterprise GRC requires people, processes, and tools to continually monitor and communicate cyber risks to operational and financial leaders. For separation of duties, the assessments should not be conducted by the same people performing Security Operations, because GRC functions to provide oversight and control validation. Our approach is to understand our clients risk tolerance, communicate internal and supply-chain risks to the business, and advise what needs to be done to contain those 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.