CINCINNATI, OH – August 20, 2018 — Cadre Information Security, a leading provider of information security solutions, has announced a partnership with Cential, a global provider of GRC consulting and implementation services. This newly forged partnership teams the market leading security assessment and testing services with GRC consulting and eGRC implementation services. It will allow organizations to have a full risk, compliance, governance, and security lifecycle from discovery to remediation to ongoing management and optimization.Cadre and Cential have complimentary specialties, and this partnership will empower each to an expanded suite of services to better serve customers. Specific examples include:

Issues Management (Findings, Remediation Plans, Policy Exceptions, and Policy Changes) is a GRC process that can handle the results of Cadre’s assessments or testing. Cential has years of experience in implementing successful Issues Management processes and helping clients build Issues Management solutions in their eGRC tools.

Cadre’s PCI assessments can serve as the discovery phase and compliments Cential’s ability to build PCI management processes into eGRC tools.

Cadre’s deep experience with vulnerability scanning and penetration testing compliments Cential’s experience building out Vulnerability Management in RSA Archer, a GRC tool, allowing vulnerability scan results to be automatically fed into Archer and managed through remediation and reporting.

“Establishing a risk management practice is a priority for Cadre,” said Sandra Laney. “Partnering with the group of professionals at Cential provides the best value to our customers that are looking to establish or enhance a risk management program or implement eGRC systems.”

“Partnering with Cadre enables Cadre and Cential to leverage the unique expertise each organization offers,” added David Ponder, Partner and Principal Consultant at Cential. “Information security and risk go hand-in-hand. Our clients will greatly benefit from the ability to integrate Cadre’s information security offerings with our GRC and risk management services.”

About Cential

Cential specializes in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) consulting services and supports medium and large organizations across the country looking to implement or improve their GRC or Risk Management programs. Cential also provides IT audit services and security assessments, including NIST CSF and HIPAA assessments. Our proprietary security information and event management (SIEM) tool provides organizations with the ability to protect their network for a fraction of the cost. You can read more about our services at

About Cadre

Cadre is a WBE-certified network and information security solutions provider that serves large and medium sized firms. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the security industry, Cadre delivers value through superior customer service, advanced engineering and a resolute focus on design, assessment, installation, training, and support of information security systems. clients rely on Cadre to provide guidance and technical expertise on compliance, controlling technical risks, and achieving security goals. For more information, visit:, follow us on Twitter, or follow our LinkedIn page.