Our Company

Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions


Our Business

Aerstone is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that provides subject matter expertise and software development services in the field of advanced cybersecurity. Our commercial customers include medium and large organizations in the financial services, legal, utility, and education spaces – as well as a number of non-profit organizations. The company also provides exceptional support and cleared staff to a wide variety of federal organizations in the civilian, military, and intelligence community sectors. Our products and services touch all aspects of cybersecurity, including architecture, systems design, software development, training, assessment, and forensics.

Our Beliefs

Aerstone’s dynamic, high-energy work environment is fueled by exceptional people driven by a desire to deliver quality results. We believe in working with people who are fun, smart, creative, and caring. We also love a challenge, and believe in pushing ourselves to solve hard problems, and to exceed client expectations.  We thrive on repeat business from long-term clients who are thrilled with our work!

Our Values


We trust and are trustworthy


We communicate responsively


We strive to innovate


We deliver quality and add value


We behave ethically and with integrity


We speak openly and constructively


We build strong relationships


We improve continuously


We give back to our communities


We outperform our competition

Our Leadership

Frank Schugar, Managing Partner

Frank has more than 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, including seven years as a Division Manager at SAIC, where he led the Federal-Civil Information Security Financial Sector. As a former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, Frank’s strategic vision is invaluable to both clients and Aerstone. Frank holds a BS in Philosophy and History from Western Michigan University, studies judo, and is an avid musician.

Jason Winder, Founding Partner

Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. He founded the firm in 2003, with a vision of creating a subject matter expert company. Jason holds dual Master’s degrees from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, in Business Administration and International Business. His private interests include languages, golf, travel, and cooking.