About Tiro Security

Tiro Security is an evolutionary reaction to the solution provider marketplace.

Founded in 2012, but bringing together over 30 years of experience, Tiro Security is a boutique company specializing in information security and IT audit recruitment and solutions.

Tiro Security is the only company on the West Coast providing both information security recruitment and professional security services, made possible with in-house technical knowledge. 

Our recruiting team joins our tech staff at security networking events like OWASP, Cloud Security Alliance, ISSA, Security BSides and other meetups and conferences. By integrating with the very tight knit local security community, we are able to gain access to and source candidates for our clients that no other agency can.

Tiro Security has provided information security services to industries ranging from manufacturing to defense to legal, although being based in Los Angeles, we have become to the go-to company for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs that provide services to the entertainment industry. We are one of two information security solution providers that the MPAA consulted for their most recent content protection guidelines. 

A few companies whose vendors we’ve helped:

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Our penetration testing reports are accepted by all major film studios for their vendors, and those that will recommend specific providers point to Tiro Security. All of our penetrations testers are experienced and hold industry recognized certifications—they are also based in the U.S. We will not win your business and then pass it off to a junior or offshore tester like many of our competitors will. 

In addition to the several security services we provide, we have built an in-house tool that provides realistic phishing attacks to enhance our Security Awareness Training program.

By combining comprehensive security solutions and tools, Tiro Security can develop a manageable, effective and affordable security program for a company of any size.


Meet Kris and Rob, the Tiro Security founders

Kris Rides

Kris is a founding Board Member of the Los Angeles Cloud Security Alliance Chapter and serves as an Advisory Board Member for California State University, Fullerton’s Cyber Security Program as well as for CyberWatch West (CWW).  Kris has been working in recruitment for over 15 years of which more than 95% of that time has been spent recruiting in the tech industry.

Outside of the office, you can usually catch him planning his next vacation; anything from chasing powder on the slopes to finding the next best place to SCUBA dive with sharks!

Rob Pope

Rob has 16+ years experience working in the Information Technology Security industry. He has previously founded two infosec companies that have had clients ranging from high-profile individuals in the media and sports segment to official Defense and Government bodies. Rob’s first company SecureTest, an ethical hacking company, was acquired in 2007.

When Rob isn’t working, he can usually be found learning new security methods, programming languages, or living his virtual life through social media websites, such as Twitter and Facebook.

Tiro Security is dedicated to your infosec staffing requirements