About Reg Harnish
Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, security specialist and the Founder of GreyCastle Security.
With over 10 years of extensive experience in security solutions for Financial Services, Healthcare and Higher Education organizations, Reg focuses on implementations of ISO and NIST standards ranging from risk management, incident handling and regulatory compliance to network, application and physical security. Always bringing a unique perspective to information and physical security, Reg works to promote awareness, establish security fundamentals and reduce risk for all clients.
As GreyCastle Security’s Founder and Chief Security Strategist, Reg helps businesses of all types identify their risks, implement practical solutions and avoid the hype and hysteria that is commonplace in security today. By combining decades of experience, military-grade standards and security fundamentals, Reg continues to demonstrate that all businesses can reduce their risk.
Reg attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and has achieved numerous security and industry certifications. Reg is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). In addition, Reg is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Service Essentials, as well as ITIL Lean for Service. Reg is a member of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). In addition to deep expertise in information security, Reg has achieved numerous physical security certifications, including firearms instruction, range safety and personal protection.
Reg is a frequent speaker and has presented at prominent events, including the NYS Cyber Security Conference, The New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and Symantec Vision, the company’s global conference. Reg’s successes have been featured in several leading industry journals, including Software Magazine, ComputerWorld and InfoWorld.
Reg serves as the Vice President of Education for the Hudson Valley Chapter of ISACA. He also serves on the Advisory Board for ITT Technical Institute, a secondary education institution focused on business technology. Reg was also previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Red Cross of Northeastern New York.
Prior to GreyCastle Security, Reg held technology positions spanning the past 20 years, ranging from established Fortune 500 firms to technology startups. Reg’s business background comes from experience in several verticals, including supply chain, financial services, managed services and most recently public utilities. As the Chief Technology Officer for several organizations, Reg was responsible for defining and developing Internet strategies, developing technology solutions, participating in venture capital financing and developing business strategy. Reg has also served as a technology advisory consultant to several venture capital firms.