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About Aerstone

Protecting Your Digital Future with Expertise and Excellence

At Aerstone, we are driven by a steadfast commitment to cybersecurity excellence, combined with a unique blend of talent, certifications, and a vibrant company culture. Discover what sets us apart.

Our Mission

At Aerstone, our mission is clear: to empower businesses and individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the digital landscape safely and confidently.

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Cybersecurity Capabilities:

Expertise Unleashed

Aerstone’s cybersecurity capabilities are second to none, thanks to our diverse team of engineers with a wide range of skills and expertise. Our talent pool spans cybersecurity, systems engineering, project management, and software development. We assemble these skills as needed to support complex and diverse engagements, addressing the unique cybersecurity threats, risks, and requirements faced by businesses across various industries.

Our Business:

A Trusted Partner

Aerstone is proud to be a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) certified by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) and the US Small Business Administration.

With two decades of service, we have earned accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Certified Vulnerability Assessor, providing highest-level cybersecurity expertise to federal government, military, and intelligence agencies, as well as a wide range of private industries.

Our clientele spans the commercial and federal sectors, including financial services, legal, utilities, education, and non-profit organizations. We provide unparalleled support and cleared staff to federal organizations in the civilian, military, and intelligence communities.

Our suite of services covers every facet of cybersecurity, encompassing architecture, systems design, software development, training, standards-based assessment, and penetration testing.

At Aerstone, we believe in empowering you with the confidence to understand your true security posture.
Our mission is to provide you with the utmost assurance that you are making informed decisions and selecting the most suitable path for your security needs.
Our Certifications:

Setting the Standard

Aerstone stands out with significant accreditations

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NSCAP VAS Accreditation:

This accreditation was designed to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. government, enhancing vulnerability assessment and security scanning services. Aerstone is proud to be one of only five organizations verified under the NSA’s pilot NSCAP program, providing rapid, on-site support services to National Security Systems owners and operators.

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Cybersecurity Capabilities:

Certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Aerstone’s CEO, Frank Schugar, brings a rich military background to our leadership. His journey from Private First Class to Captain in the U.S. Army underscores our commitment to excellence and service. For more information about Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Our Leadership

Frank Schugar

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

Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. He founded Aerstone 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.

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Our Culture:

Where Work Meets Fun

Aerstone is more than just a workplace; it’s a vibrant way of life. We value hard work, technical excellence, and collaboration. Our team is dedicated to meeting the highest professional standards, ensuring our clients receive top-notch service. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that respects individuals from all ethnicities, LGBTQ+ communities, and backgrounds.

But we’re not all business. In our off hours, we embrace the fun side of life. Our team comprises a diverse group of individuals with fascinating hobbies and a passion for charitable efforts. At Aerstone, there’s something for everyone, and we celebrate the richness of our collective experiences. 

Join us at Aerstone, where expertise, integrity, and fun come together to protect your digital future. Together, we’ll navigate the complex world of cybersecurity and technology, making it safer for businesses and organizations worldwide.

We can help you thrive in the digital age.
We invite you to join us on a journey of innovation and security. Whether you are looking to fortify your cybersecurity defenses, optimize your IT infrastructure, or explore new technology horizons, Aerstone is your trusted partner every step of the way.