Sam Grubb Earns SC-200 Certification — Expanding Edafio’s Value to Clients

Microsoft 200 Security Certification

Edafio Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant Sam Grubb, CISSP, has earned the highly specialized and significant Microsoft Security Operations Analyst Certification. 

This achievement recognizes Grubb’s mastery to secure information technology systems for organizations and reduce organizational risk by rapidly remediating active attacks in the environment, advising on improvements to threat protection practices, and referring violations of corporate policies to appropriate stakeholders.

Responsibilities include threat management, monitoring, and response by using a variety of security solutions across their environment. 

Grubb’s knowledge helps investigate, respond to, and hunt for threats using Microsoft Azure Sentinel, Azure Defender, Microsoft 365 Defender, and third-party security products. 

Given that most businesses requiring this enterprise-level expertise would otherwise require accessing out-of-state-based firms, Arkansas businesses have a significant advantage that the capability is now available through Arkansas-based Edafio Technology Partners.   

Grubb, who joined Edafio in 2019, serves as a critical resource and subject matter expert responsible for ensuring world-class security monitoring, interpretation, and remediation skills into every thread of their IT canvas.

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 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.



HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ONE OF OUR SERVICES?