Your Cyber Security Experts: Tenfeet

Tenfeet - Proactive, Secure. Compliant.

Cyber Security doesn't have to be scary or expensive.  Our process is simple; we deploy strong security standards that keep your business from getting compromised by ransomware, data loss, insider threat and other risks businesses face daily.  The reality is painfully clear, you are only one click away from a system compromise.

But while staying safe may not be easy, it can be SIMPLE. That’s what Tenfeet is all about: Simple, effective I.T. security for all businesses of all shapes and sizes.


We hear it in the news daily businesses of all sizes are under constant attack every day in all forms, ransomware, insider threat, data loss, healthcare data stolen etc.   Most data breaches go unreported (according to multiple sources) so we can't completely know the true extent of damage caused annually to businesses.  The data that is reported shows that in most cases business suffer irreparable damage in the form of data loss, financial losses or damage to the businesses reputation. These damages come in many forms from natural disasters, cybercriminal attacks, human error or even worse insider threat from a disgruntled employee(s).  All these can be protected against and should be easily detected and responded to quickly.

That’s why we founded Tenfeet. It’s not simply about providing solid IT security: It’s about giving true real-time visibility into the business network and technical assets reducing the time to detect intrusions from years and months to days, hours and minutes.  We also teach business owners and their employees how to USE their technology safely and avoid putting their livelihoods at risk. We’re more than a vendor of security technology: We’re the security arm of your business, advising you on everything you need to know to avoid all the evolving security threats the future holds.

Our Method

We fortify the core functions / systems of your business that are currently in place.  The next step is to do an asset review looking at all potential assets at risk. Working with key business unit stake holders to assign a financial value to the important business assets.  By assigning a financial value to the assets we can make informed decisions where it financially makes sense to add additional controls to protect those assets or understand the risk is considered acceptable and no additional control is needed.

We look at security inside and outside of the business, checking not only your products and settings, but also seeing if we can get unauthorized access into your systems using the same tricks as a hacker. Once we know where you’re vulnerable, we can make you safer than ever before.

Where appropriate we install unified security management platform that includes technologies that aggregate all event logs into a central location allowing effective use of the thousands of logs that equipment produces hourly or daily called a SIEM, security information and event management tool. SIEM technology allows correlation of the event log activities into useful actionable data and stores them for reporting and forensics if needed.  In addition real host based intrusion detection (HIDS), network based intrusion detection (NIDS), user behavior monitoring, vulnerability assessments, testing and all the reporting for major compliance audits.

Finally, we write all needed process and procedures to help keep your business running safely, keep your teams trained and implement continuing training to keep a solid level of awareness about the evolving risks.

And then we are here when you need us. Security never ends: Last year 2,000,000 + new viruses and hacking techniques were created and continue to evolve daily. New technologies and strategies are being developed to protect businesses like yours at an equal pace. We’ll be by your side through thick and thin to keep you educated, keep you updated, and keep you safe.

Properly segmenting your networks and building effective perimeters around your business systems is the premise of Tenfeet IT Security business model.   No business that is connected to the Internet is immune from the disasters of being hacked (identity theft, data loss, ransomware). Don’t take IT security for granted – be prepared for anything the future holds with a comprehensive security solution from Tenfeet IT Security Systems. Contact us at (704) 206-8920 or to find the right security for YOUR needs.

About Our Talent

We have worked for some of the most protected government agencies in our country. We’ve developed policy, architected, tested, implemented and operated networks that guard the military and federal government information systems. We started out in IT when there was no such thing as an IT security program and helped build that program years ago. We’re passionate about our field and connected within the industry to our peers.

Several years ago, we decided to bring that knowledge and skills to the private sector so they could benefit from our years of experience defending our nations’ secrets. The federal government has an unlimited budget to defend their networks, the private sector doesn’t. Your IT security has to be specific to your business, proportional to the risk and cost effective. This is what we bring to the table.

About Our Principles


Dave is a multi-talented cyber security and threat intelligence professional with 35 years of experience in Threat Intelligence collection, processing, analysis, reporting, and engineering. He has served as Team lead for a national-level government high-security engineering and test team, as a Principal Researcher in Threat Intelligence systems and the Executive Director of Incident Response and Cyber Threat for a Fortune 50 company operating globally.

Dave’s broad skill set includes developing custom code for enterprise audit systems, special-purpose cyber forensic software, and leading large combined-function intelligence analysis and reporting organizations. He assisted the Intelligence Community agencies in adapting NIST cyber security standards for Risk Management and security policy to their highly-sensitive systems.

Dave has worked threat and cyber problems for all DoD component services, and all of the Big Six Intelligence Community members.


Mike is an accomplished professional with 20+ years of experience in Global Network Security, Operations, Management, Security Engineering and Implementation working for both the federal government and fortune 250 companies.

Those organizations include the National Nuclear Security Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Information Systems Agency, United States Secret Service, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, SM Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Tech Republic.

He has designed, staffed and implemented Cyber Security departments. Developed policies and implemented integrated risk reduction strategies that included global Security Operations Centers (SOC), Advanced Persistent Threat and Incident Response capability, Network Access Control and Continuous Data Monitoring for multi-level security networks.

He has developed policies to support corporate business strategy and overall cyber security strategic plans for multi-national corporations that incorporate security controls, regulatory compliance and industry best practices. Early in his career, he authored a network security solutions column with over 250 published articles and a worldwide readership of over 100,000 subscribers.

Less than a year ago Mike made the decision to leave the safety and comfort of large corporations and government to work with an emerging security services company and use his broad knowledge to help SMB’s mitigate the cyber security threat to their business in a cost effective, risk based approach.


Kyle is a proven technology strategist with more than 25 years business and consulting Experience. Kyle is the owner of Network Essentials, Managing Partner of Tenfeet and has been active in technology for over 20 years. Kyle is a serial entrepreneur, owning and operating multiple companies from manufacturing to retail before turning to technology.  He currently maintains an active CISSP certification and is experienced in Penetration testing / Ethical Hacking, Social engineering and Information system auditing.

Prior to starting Network Essentials in 2002, Kyle was the system manager for WaveTel serving as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in system integration and VoIP.  During this engagement responsibility include designing, implement, testing and troubleshoot system issues in providing high speed wireless and Voice over IP to residential and SMB markets in North Carolina.