Meet Our Engineers

Our team of security engineers and architects have over a decade and a half of assessment, infrastructure, and web application testing experience.

Kade Barney


Kade Barney is a penetration tester with a passion for all things security. Kade recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and is very involved in his local security community, participating in clubs, competitions, and conferences. In addition to penetration testing, Kade has a background in incident response and management, providing him with a skill set in both offensive and preventative security tactics. Kade believes that the ability to conduct effective research is necessary to stay relevant in the quickly changing security environment

Lori Crooks

Senior Consultant/PM

Lori’s deep background includes having managing security and assurance assessment teams at growing cyber firm, A-LIGN, including but not limited to PCI, FISMA, FedRAMP, Penetration Tests, HIPAA, ISO 27001, SOC1 and SOC2. She also served as a Center of Excellence lead for PCI, FISMA and FedRAMP, as well as conducting quality reviews of HIPAA, ISO 27001, SOC1 and SOC2 reports. For a DoD contractor, Lori has:

  • Developed the Governance, Risk and Compliance Program based on NIST 800-53 and 800-171

  • Written the Information Security Policy, and associated policies/procedures

  • Performed DFARS/NIST 800-171 self-assessments on all sites and hubs

  • Worked closely with Project Management Office and Infrastructure & Operations Team to gather audit evidence and develop Plan of Action of Milestones (POA&Ms)

  • Evaluated all evidence provided to meet the NIST 800-171 controls

  • Created the System Security Plan (SSP) Template for NIST 800-171

  • Assisted in completing the first SSP for the DoD contractor

  • Performed DoD contractor’s first annual risk assessment


Lori has broad and deep knowledge of multiple cyber frameworks and subscribes to the Webcheck Way – meaning helpful customer communication and professionalism in all documentation and consulting.

Curt Jeppson

VP, Engineering 

Curt Jeppson has been working in Information Security and Penetration Testing for 14 years in increasing roles of responsibility within the financial, marketing, legal, e­commerce and technology industries. His technical certifications include the CISSP, OSCP, and various AWS and Google cloud engineering certifications. Mr. Jeppson has a Bachelors degree in Information Technology and a Masters degree in Information Security and Management. He currently performs penetration tests for various company sizes and also teaches classes on penetration testing and other subjects in cyber security.


Prior to his IT careers he was an Infantry Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Kelly Matt

Senior Consultant, Pen Test Engineer

Kelly Matt is a seasoned security professional with twenty years of experience in technical delivery and security leadership as well as active certs CISSP, CISA, AWS Cloud Practitioner.  Kelly has worked in various capacities including but not limited to: Security engineering, threat and vulnerability management, penetration testing and cyber security incident management.  Kelly has worked on both the offensive and defensive sides of information security throughout his career.  He has built and helped implement information security programs for global 500 companies, technology leaders, leading retailers and higher education intuitions, and has managed the Penetration Test Team while maintaining a CEH cert at a large security assessment firm.


"Cyber Security is never a fun subject, but working with Webcheck Security was a great experience.  They were very easy to work with, helpful with scheduling, efficient and thorough.  I appreciate all they did to help ensure we are secure."

—  CIO, Corporate Foreign Exchange Platform

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