The US Military has Finally Met Their Match in the Overuse of Acronyms – Welcome to the World of Cybersecurity!

The use, and overuse, of acronyms only serves to add to the confusion and complexity surrounding cybersecurity. This can be a real hindrance to having conversations and making presentations to non-cybersecurity practitioners. It can also mean the difference between winning or losing funding for your next big project. Business executive’s eyes glaze over and they quit listening when they are bombarded with tech-speak and acronyms.

We are fighting back by providing a free PDF download of all the top cybersecurity terms, acronyms, and definitions. The next time your CISO wants to talk to you about funding a CASB, tell him to go get his SEG and NGFW fully functional and then you will consider it. Charlie Mike Roger and Out…

Section1 Cybersecurity Terms and Definitions Download


Solution Provider Spotlight – Terra Verde


Why we like Terra Verde
Terra Verde was founded by cyber security, risk, and compliance experts and that is what they do. They have developed a unique culture that hires and retains highly skilled, certified, people who are in high demand.

Company Name: Terra Verde 
Founded:  2008
Status: Private
Number of Employees:  50+
Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
Regions of Operations:  US
CEO:  Ed Vasko

Company Overview
In 2008 Terra Verde was founded by cyber security, risk and compliance executives. Our mission is to help companies realize business value from security, risk and compliance investments. We accomplish this mission by providing security and compliance consulting services, managed security services and best-in-class security technologies to customers across the globe

Solutions or Services

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Security Strategy Consulting
  • Breach Monitoring
  • Managed Phishing
  • Security Training

Target Customer
Mid-Market and Enterprise

Contact Information
20601 N. 19th Avenue, #150
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone:+1 (877) 707-7997
Fax: 864-752-3491


Solution Provider Spotlight – TB Consulting


Why we like TB Consulting
TB Consulting believes in the notion of partnership, with their clients, with their vendor partners, and with their team.  With clients, TBC invests the time to fully understand the business drivers, the current state of IT, and any gaps within the organization before proposing a solution. TBC then proposes a plan to address the gaps and create a roadmap.  TBC has extensive resources and subject matter experts in each practice area, capable of bringing thought leadership to client business and IT challenges.

Company Name: TB Consulting
Founded:  1996
Status: Private
Number of Employees:  50+
Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ
Regions of Operations:  Pacific, Southwest
CEO:  Dieter Gable

Company Overview
TBC brings innovative solutions to our clients’ IT and Business challenges through innovation, passion, and partnership mentality.

For 21 years TBC has been helping our clients thrive by ensuring that their IT team has the People, Process, and Technology necessary to address their IT initiatives and meet their business objectives.

We make sure that the mid-market clients have access to the same technologies that the Enterprise does by enabling fractional consumption models, making them affordable and easy to implement and utilize.

As a leading IT consulting firm we provide a full range of managed IT services that enable the business success of an organization, while containing the cost of its technology. Our clients turn to us when they have a challenging IT problem to solve, or they need to supplement their in-house staff with a particular area of expertise. Our IT consulting firm has a reputation for developing customized, current and reliable information technology solutions that deliver long-term bottom-line results.

Solutions or Services

  • IT Service Management
  • Cybersecurity – Full suite
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Monitoring, Maintenance, and Management
  • Cloud Strategy
  • Desktop as a Service
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • SD-WAN

Target Customer
Mid-Market, Government, Nonprofits. We have especially strong relations with companies within the Healthcare and Financial sectors.

Contact Information
Email Address:
Physical Address: 8328 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone number: 602.263.8921


Solution Provider Spotlight – Trace3


Why we like Trace3
Trace3 might have started out life like a lot of other VARs, but they have pulled ahead of the pack as an innovation leader in the reseller space. Trace3 was named Cisco’s innovation partner of the year in 2014, they host their own annual conference, Evolve, and they introduce CIOs to emerging technology through their connection to Silicon Valley’s VC and startup communities. With a 7/1 Tech-to-Sales ratio, they sure don’t look like your traditional VAR.

Company Name: Trace3
Founded: 2002
Status: Private
Last Year’s Revenue: $500M+
Number of Employees:  350
Headquarters: Irvine, CA
Regions of Operations: US
CEO: Tyler Beecher

Company Overview
As a Transformative IT Authority, Trace3 is the premier provider of IT solutions and consultation services.

Through elite engineering and dynamic innovation, we empower executives and organizations to keep pace within the IT/corporate landscape through the transformative power of IT.

Solutions or Services

  • Data Center Solutions
  • Data Intelligence
  • IT Security
  • Project Services
  • Network Solutions
  • Emerging Tech

Target Customer
Mid Market & Enterprise

Contact Information
Corporate – Orange County
7565 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Solution Provider Spotlight – NextNet Partners


Why we like NextNet Partners
Culture. People.
Most companies say they have the best people and have built a great culture. When you work with NextNet, that truth becomes reality when you achieve results through great interactions with their team.

Company Name: NextNet Partners
Founded: 2011
Status: Private
Last Year’s Revenue: NA
Number of Employees:  25-50
Headquarters: Tempe, AZ
Regions of Operations: Pacific, SouthWest
CEO: Phil Calzadilla

Company Overview
Founded in 2011, NextNet Partners is an IT Consulting Company that is also a NMSDC-certified, minority-owned, small business, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. We innovate and provide business outcomes for our clients using next generation network technologies with the best people in the business.

Cisco’s Breakaway Partner of the Year Award – Pacific Southwest 2016 . Phoenix’s Top Minority-Owned Tech Firms – Phoenix Business Journal . Appointed to Cisco Channel Partners Advisory Board CCABO . Best Places to Work – Phoenix Business Journal 2015 . CRN Fast Growth 150 #8 . Most Admired Leaders Award 2015 . Cisco Enterprise Growth Partner of the Year 2015 . Cisco Desert Select Security Partner of the Year 2015

Solutions or Services

  • Cisco Networks
  • Data Center
  • Unified Communication
  • IT Security

Target Customer
Mid Market, Enterprise, Public Sector

Contact Information
7855 S River Pkwy #121
Tempe, AZ 85284

United States (US)
Phone: (602) 247-8600

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MATRIX Resources
TransWest Network Solutions
MDI Group
Frog Design
Redsky Solutions
National Cabling Technologies
Atrilogy Solutions Group
TB Consulting
IO Phoenix Data Center
Dimension Data
Clearpath Solution Group
Catapult Technology
Veritra, Inc
Dell Services
ETS – Enterprise Technology Services, Phoenix
Slalom Consulting
HP Enterprise Services
Dell Services
Syndeo Technology
Tata Consultancy Services
Point B
Sentinel Technologies
Solu Technology Partners