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Our Company

About Us

Summit Security Group is a dedicated cybersecurity firm that covers the entire cybersecurity spectrum, with services that include security engineering (penetration testing, vulnerability discovery), advisory services (governance, risk, compliance, audit readiness), social engineering (training, OSINT), and Virtual CISO engagements that support clients’ ongoing needs. 

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Summit serves clients nationwide, helping them address a diverse set of cybersecurity, privacy, and technical needs. Our clients include enterprise technology companies as well as organizations in the highly regulated sectors of healthcare, finance, defense contracting, and higher education.

Summit is passionate about our work and recognizes that in the world of information security, one size does not fit all. As a result, we tailor our engagements to each client’s unique environment and requirements. Our highly skilled team of specialists has decades of experience that span the many disciplines of cybersecurity. We apply practiced skills, knowledge, and tools in our approach to helping clients navigate the complex and process-heavy cybersecurity landscape, and confidently and expertly guide them on their journey to stronger security.  

Our Certifications

Our clients rely on the Summit team’s diverse professional expertise in cybersecurity to help them navigate their security journey. We actively maintain a set of recognized advanced industry certifications that keep our knowledge and skills current and verify our professional and technical qualifications across both general and specialized areas of cybersecurity.

Our certifications include:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)

ISO/IEC 2SMS Lead Implementer

PCI Professional (PCIP) 

Certified Cloud Security Knowledge Plus (CCSK Plus)

National Security Agency InfoSec Assurance Methodology (NSA-IAM)

Certified Checkpoint Security Administrator (CCSA)

Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP)

Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)

Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT) 

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

AWS Architect

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Registered Practitioner (CMMC-RP)

Our Leadership

Daniel Briley, CISSP, CIPP/US

Founder & CEO

Dan founded Summit in 2011, assembling a highly qualified team of skilled and specialized cybersecurity professionals dedicated to delivering cybersecurity excellence. In his role as CEO, Dan leverages his extensive experience and skills in information technology and security across multiple industries to guide our team in setting the bar for high-quality services. He is adept at communicating complex technical security concepts in terms that business leaders can relate to and serves as a trusted advisor to clients’ executive teams and boards that are seeking to better understand their technology risk landscape. Dan earned a BA at California State University, Fullerton, and an MBA at the University of Redlands.

Sean Lee, CISSP

Managing Director

Sean applies his deep experience as an information privacy and security expert and consultant in his role as Managing Director at Summit. He is highly practiced in advising leadership, business, and technical teams in the areas of compliance and regulatory affairs. A CMMC Registered Practitioner, Sean’s background in healthcare affords him an applied knowledge of HIPAA compliance and its processes in addition to his technical skills. Our clients across multiple industries benefit from his senior-level expertise and guidance in helping them address their cybersecurity challenges. Sean earned a BA in Physics from Lewis and Clark College.


Advisory Consultant

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Cybersecurity Engineer

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