Get to know
Brier & Thorn was founded in 2010 as a global IT risk management firm, supporting companies in their important strategic decisions on operational security, IT risk management, and managed security services in their enterprise and products – cross-industry and cross-border. Together with its clients, Brier & Thorn works towards achieving clear competitive advantages and upgrading enterprise value over the long term through IT risk management.
Since our founding in 2010, we have been measuring our success by only one yardstick, the results of our work.
We advise global leaders on their most critical IT risk management issues and opportunities across all industries and geographies. Our unique approach to traditional IT security in penetration testing, incident response and forensics, risk assessments and audits, ISMS program development, and managed security services, helps clients measure and manage risk and overcome the odds to realize results.
We’ve worked with the majority of the Global 500, global manufacturers, retailers, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, automobile manufacturers, and financial services companies representing 75 percent of global equity capital
They are characterized by energetically supporting our clients facing the challenges that arise always in search of creative solutions. We are passionate about making an impact in everything we do.
Our culture and unique approach allow us to provide our clients with effective solutions and results. Always based on integrity, respect, and collaboration as the foundation of everything we do.
The energy, enthusiasm, and courage to lead have been present within our company since its inception.
Our values define us, they are fundamental to our organization and set the tone for our actions, as well as our work method and how we serve both our clients and our community
makes us different
Get to know
Alissa Knight is a recovering hacker of 20 years, blending hacking with a unique style of written and visual content creation for challenger brands and market leaders in cybersecurity. Alissa is a cybersecurity influencer, content creator, and community manager that provides vendors with go-to-market and content strategies for telling brand stories at scale in cybersecurity.
She achieves this through ideation to execution of content strategy, storytelling, and execution of influencer marketing campaigns that take decision makers through a brand's custom-curated journey to attract and retain them as long-term partners.
Alissa is also a published author, having published the first book on hacking connected cars. As a serial entrepreneur, Alissa has started and sold two cybersecurity companies to public companies in international markets and now sits as the Managing Partner of Knight Ink, a content marketing and community management company in cybersecurity, and is also the Chairwoman of the Brier & Thorn Board of Directors.