About NSS

Company: 

NSS specializes in providing an innovative range of IT security and compliance offerings for small and medium sized businesses in the financial, government and healthcare services industries.

History:

NSS was founded by Tony Howlett in 2000, as an outgrowth of his extensive experience operating a successful Internet provider.

He saw that small and medium sized businesses were becoming as vulnerable to Internet based attacks and hackers as any large company.  Security in the regulated banking and medical communities, where the protection of data is so critical emerged as a new concern.   He created a suite of services that would provide smaller companies with “Fortune 500” levels of computer security, at a reasonable price, without the operational complexity usually associated with such products.

NSS created a sophisticated group of services designed to provide contemporary security at a reasonable price, as well as the consulting, remediation and support that goes along with a complete security solution.

Principals:

Tony Howlett , C.I.S.S.P, G.S.N.A.  Founder and Chief Technology Officer of NSS. He was the founder and CTO of InfoHighway Communications Corp., a leading ISP and CLEC.   He is a frequent speaker and writer on security, the Internet and technology.

Mr. Howlett has:

  • Written, trained and monitored compliance with corporate security policies and procedures
  • Developed and implemented network security audits
  • Designed systems to track network intrusions
  • Worked with local and national law enforcement to identify cyber criminals
  • Recovered network resources lost after cyber attacks

Mr. Howlett’s credentials include:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
  • GIAC Advisory Board Member
  • B.B.A. in Management Information Systems
  • Published author and speaker on computer and security topics
  • Author of Open Source Security Tools, published by Prentiss-Hall, 2004

Glenn Kramer, President of NSS. A 30-year veteran of the technology industry. Mr. Kramer has served in a number of management capacities throughout his career.

From 2000 to 2002, he was the CEO of Hometouch, Inc., a software based home automation company. As President of InfoHighway International Inc., from 1997 to 2000, he oversaw the merger and concurrent $150 million funding. As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Classic Configurations, Inc. from 1987 to 1996, he was the architect of a national computer dealer franchise with $20 million in annual revenues.
He served as Marketing Manager for National Business Systems, Inc., Eastern Regional Manager of Mylee Digital Sciences, Inc. and as Southern Regional Manager for SCM Corp.

He has served as a management and marketing consultant to a number of industry leaders that include Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Lexmark, Digital, Novell and MicroAge.

His experience with community banking dates back to the early 1970s, when he created the first Truth in Lending and loan disclosure packages for programmable calculators.

Service Network Description:

NSS operates a state- of- the- art service network, to delivers a suite of security monitoring and communication services to its clients. The network is housed at a co-location owned by Level 3 Communications, a Tier 1 Internet provider. This facility features physical and electronic access controls, battery and generator power backup and redundant OC192 bandwidth. The network is protected by a SonicWall 2040 firewall, weekly Netscan vulnerability scans and 24/7 MIDS Intrusion Detection Service. NSS has available burstable 100Mbps bandwidth.