Who We Are
Omnistruct is leading the charge in preparing organizations to make security and privacy programs work. Your customers and partners trust you to keep sensitive data sacred that has been entrusted to them by customers and partners. Established more than 20 years ago, we’re headquartered in Sacramento, California, along with expertise from San Diego, Los Angeles, Boise, and Denver.
Beyond Risk Reduction
As frontline cybersecurity experts and auditors for 25 years and counting, we know that the biggest compliance issue facing companies isn’t the tools they’re using. Among the companies that we’ve audited, most had policies for compliance but weren’t practicing them. Most companies had to scramble to get ready for audits, which not only showed disorganization but also an inability to show proof of compliance. We came to believe that there was a better way, and that we could help companies make cybersecurity compliance part of their culture. That was how Omnistruct came about.
With the rate of ransomware attacks and data breaches, we believe that most companies are too reliant on technology to protect them. We believe that true cybersecurity goes beyond simple compliance and way beyond what technology can do. We use the NIST CSF Framework which allows us to integrate with other compliance requirements such as HIPAA, PCI, or CMMC.
When these companies received a questionnaire from their biggest customer, or when a cyber-insurance provider started asking them tough questions they didn’t have good answers for, we realized that too many companies didn’t have cybersecurity programs at all and were just spending money on cybersecurity band-aids instead of following a comprehensive plan. It soon became clear where we could provide the biggest value.
Today, Omnistruct builds, maintains and provides proof of cybersecurity compliance for companies in a way that helps them develop a comprehensive cybersecurity program that’s not just an afterthought or a failsafe, but an essential and integrated part of their company culture.
Co-founded by President John Riley and CEO George Usi, Omnistruct’s mission is to help the other 98% of businesses prepare for when cyber compliance matters by offering simple cyber security and privacy programs that work. These programs include the new US guidelines in cyber security and privacy, designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that are designed to go well beyond technology to reduce the risk of today’s sophisticated hackers.
CEO and Co-founder
George leads the vision for Omnistruct. In addition to his role as CEO, he Co-Chairs the California IPv6 Task Force. An award-winning leader in Internet governance, George has a Bachelor’s degree from CSU Sacramento and graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight School of Management SLEI/LBAN Certificate Program. He has 25 (and counting) years of experience working with large-scale enterprise businesses and service providers including Internet stability research and advocacy work with some of the scientists who created the Internet. George grew up in Sunnyvale and Pollock Pines, California, graduating from El Dorado High School and Cosumnes River College prior to launching his career at Verio (now NTT). He heavily advocates Breast Cancer Awareness and Women’s Health and is a Level II Apprentice blacksmith.
President and Co-founder
John drives the strategic operation for Omnistruct. He has more than 25 years experience operating, securing and managing global businesses. A systems engineer by trade, John began his career as a Senior Apple Certified Technician in 1990. Shortly thereafter, John attended the University of California Davis executive education and coursework program to study operations and security while working for Objective Systems Integrators. In late 2000, John was recruited by FusionStorm as a Vice President of Information Technology. John has acquired, sold and owns a number of businesses in multiple industries. He is a native of Placerville, California, and graduated from El Dorado High School.