Sam Grubb promoted to Senior Cybersecurity Consultant at Edafio

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant

August 20, 2021 – Edafio Technology Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Sam Grubb, CISSP, to Senior Cybersecurity Consultant. In this role, Sam will support the comprehensive cybersecurity needs of Edafio’s clients — including compliance audits, penetration testing, network assessments, risk assessments, security awareness programs, and gap analysis of policies and procedures. 

Beyond Sam’s expertise in the specialized requirements of network and systems security and his ability to oversee the wide-ranging day-to-day security issues, this promotion recognizes the senior role he has successfully played in supporting the client security program’s strategic goals and overall culture. Having recently spearheaded the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, Sam also helps companies reach CMMC Level 3 compliance for DOD contractors. 

Healthcare and Cybersecurity Team Lead Valerie Mooring commented on Sam’s promotion, “As our client roster expands and our service offerings broaden, the expertise of our consultants continues to be our most vital resource. Sam has shown the maturity and dedication consistent with a senior role, and we are delighted to celebrate this well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding track record.”

Previously, Sam worked as a contractor for the National Guard teaching Information Assurance courses and a teacher for Jacksonville High School as their Cybersecurity Education Specialist. An experienced presenter, educator and author, Sam is co-author of the upcoming book, How Cybersecurity Really Works: A Hands-On Guide for Total Beginners, published by No Starch Press. A longtime resident of Arkansas, Sam lives in Centerton with his wife Shannon and their son.


About Edafio Technology Partners

Edafio Technology Partners is Arkansas’s largest full-service technology provider and ranked one of the top managed service providers (MSP) in the nation, focusing on IT consulting and management, cybersecurity, cloud computing and healthcare practice optimization. Since 1999, Edafio has supported technology strategies for companies with a world-class team of 100+ certified engineers and specialists dedicated to providing world-class IT and cybersecurity expertise to businesses across all verticals from their offices in Central and Northwest Arkansas. Edafio is also a UCS/SOC 2 Type 2 Certified, ensuring the highest level of trust and peace of mind for their clients. A recipient to multiple awards for its culture, technology expertise and code of ethics, Edafio is driven by and owe their success to living their core values, which begin with their commitment to clients’ success. 

Melissa Swann

Melissa Swann brings 25 plus years of experience in integrated marketing, public relations, face-to-face event management, sales activation, and client relationship management to her Director of Marketing at Edafio Technology Partners. Among the more versatile professional service marketers in the field, Melissa combines experience, knowledge, and expertise rarely found in a single individual: strategic planning, branding, creative concept development, and design and project management are all areas where Melissa has added value, built business and distinguished herself from her peers. With a record of achievement across the whole spectrum of communication channels and audiences, she has proven her effectiveness in understanding market needs and in developing compelling programs and content targeted to both consumer and business-to-business audiences. Melissa has a unique ability to simplify the presentation of complex product and service offerings and make them more accessible and actionable.



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