OverviewWhat We Do
Our mission is to strengthen the IT security operations of businesses of all sizes, worldwide. We believe it should be easier for CTOs, CIOs, IT managers, and IT staff alike to develop their cyber security expertise and implement sophisticated operational capabilities.
With decades of in-the-trenches experience, we are leaders in the development of network application solutions, low level systems development, and cyber security analytics. We build and provide tools, technology and services that allow organizations of all sizes to measurably improve their cyber security knowledge, experience and operations, saving them time, money and lots of unnecessary frustration.
Experience and Trust
At Field Effect, customer security and privacy are paramount. It is through our focus on client requirements, privacy, and security that we earn your trust.
Our products are based on deep experience about what works in operational environments and our solutions are trusted by some of the most secure organizations around the globe, from small and mid-sized firms with sensitive data, to enterprise businesses and government systems.
We’re passionate about what we do and have been doing it a long time. We understand our success is defined by that of our clients, and care a lot about ensuring you have what you need, and will work around the clock until you do.
VisionWhere We’re Going
We enable our customers to improve their cyber security operations with better technology, operational processes, and human capability. This end-to-end approach allows our customers to create stronger networks, more responsive processes, and highly confident teams that are resilient in the face of modern IT and cyber security threats.
ValuesWhat We Believe
Cyber Security tools need to be both effective and usable. Tools and Services that offer complicated or difficult user experiences won’t result in improved network and system security. By respecting the needs and realities of our clients, our ecosystem will raise the ‘cyber security floor’ of the organizations we support.
In our products, deployments and operations, simplicity is king. We believe workflows should be easy to understand and that tools should be intuitive. In fact, just minutes after setup, you’ll look like a pro.
Growing shouldn’t be painful. As you require more data, more speed, more analytics and more integrations, we’re ready to support you.
We don’t pretend to understand the internal business requirements and setup of all our clients. Everything we build, we build to be modular, easily integrated and flexible. There are no silver bullets or all-in-one solutions in IT, especially in the world of security. You need to be able to adapt. Now you can.
Security is at the core of our business, and nobody does it better. “Raising the collective security floor” has long been a mantra at Field Effect Software and it guides every decision we make.
Team Who We Are
Our team includes some of the brightest talents in the industry who bring with them decades of experience in some of the most secure, complex and fast-paced security environments in the world.
Head of Operations
Patrick is a Computer Engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer network operations as well as technical analysis of sophisticated cyber threats, in both network and on-host domains. Recent research efforts in this regard have focused on developing novel targeted call graph analysis techniques to identify malicious behaviour in binary executables. Formal academic work in support of a MASc includes implementation of techniques identifying known network communication channels using only TCP/IP metadata. Importantly, this technique offers detection of malware communications in important modern high-speed environments, even when using TLS/SSL.
Patrick’s passion for cyber security extends beyond operations and into classroom and online training, creating and delivering highly technical courses, including in malware and network analysis. In this light, he is also an active participant in the online CTF community as a member and co-captain of the Samurai CTF team, a winner of the DEFCON CTF. He was also the captain of the Canada’s first Royal Military College (RMC) team participating in the annual NSA Cyber Defence Exercise.
President & Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Loschmann led five years of research and development efforts to bring Field Effect’s sophisticated suite of Covalence threat monitoring and detection and Cyber Range simulation and training platforms, as well as other services, to the global market. Andrew brings a 20-year background building and managing IT security products and programs, including 13 years in government/defence, as well as security policy development within the Government of Canada’s Privy Council Office and contributions to Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy. His technical background includes development of software and systems, and cyber security analytics, as well as leading incident detection and response teams.
Chief Operating Officer
Brad has 22 years experience successfully building enterprise IT systems with 16 years focussed on IT Security. Brad has led software development in the fields of “Big Data”, Adaptive Systems, Enterprise Analysis Frameworks, Secure Infrastructure, Network Defence, Secure Software Agents, Malware Analysis, Machine Learning, Vulnerability Research, and others. Working with Andrew and others, Brad assembled and led teams that built and deployed major Cyber Defence frameworks in use today, including host, network and analytic components and their interoperability with commercial tools.
Director of Simulation and Online Services
Noel Murphy has 20 years of experience in the software development and IT field, most recently as the Director of Product Technology for all Online Training at The SANS Institute. Noel has the ideal mix of IT security and e-learning background, giving him a unique understanding of not only the needs of security professionals, but also the needs of the people who train them. During his career, he has been a software developer, a software architect lead, and managed software development teams.
Head of Data Analytics
Earl has 16 years of experience in cyber security and data analytics including time spent conducting operations and developing analytics, as well as years spent working at a strategic level as a manager within the Government of Canada. Earl brings a rare blend of skills and experience to Field Effect Software. With a background in Political Science, he has tackled cyber security as both a purely technical security challenge and as a complex espionage challenge.
Senior Software Architecture
With over 16 years in the IT security industry, Andrew has evolved into a leading security specialist in host-based and network security technologies, cross platform/environment distributed computing solutions, and systems and software test implementation. Andrew’s experience implementing cyber security solutions in the public sector and private industry helps provide valuable context to build our next generation tools and capabilities.
Senior Security Analyst
Sean is an experienced Software Engineer and Security Analyst with 10 years of experience in the Cyber Security industry. During his career he has worked in the software development fields of: endpoint sensors, network sensors, cross-platform agent frameworks, vulnerability research, malware analysis, build systems, test automation and orchestration, data mining, and machine learning. Sean developed his professional skills through his Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Queen’s University. During his academic career Sean was a founding member and team lead of the Queen’s Network Security team and participated in the Cyber Defense Exercise with the Royal Military College of Canada’s team.
Head of User Experience
With 7+ years experience as a UI/UX design specialist, Michael is responsible for the design and development of the front end user interface and experience for the Field Effect product suite. Combining an academic background in Computer Engineering, a strong technical understanding of visual and interaction design principles, and years of hands-on experience in software design, Michael applies a user-centric problem solving approach to architect, implement and optimize highly effective workflows in both desktop and mobile domains.
“Our best metric of success is to hear our customers say they’re more cyber-security capable and confident with their networks. To do this, we build unique solutions that prioritize function and simplicity above all else, with a company culture that emphasizes developing trust and confidence with our customers.”
Andrew Loschmann, President and CTO