Riann plays the drums? In addition to expressing herself creatively through photography, paint and glass etching she also enjoys a good jam session!


Riann is about as well-rounded of an

IT Security Professional as
you will find, with experience in nearly every type of security project you can think of. She is also great at giving back to the cybersecurity community through regular speaking engagements, something she thrives at.

– Matt Kipp, Director of Risk

Riann Stroud

Senior Cybersecurity Manager

Riann Stroud is one of The Mako Group’s Senior Cybersecurity Managers. She has over 19 years of experience in cybersecurity, working in the healthcare, Department of Defense, education, and financial sectors. Throughout her career she has taken part in a wide range of initiatives including enterprise risk assessments, disaster recovery, information security program development, incident response, vulnerability scanning, logging and monitoring, risk and compliance, and project management/POA&M to name a few.


Her extensive list of professional certifications are sure to impress. They include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Security+ and A+ certifications.


Riann received her formal education from Westwood College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Security. Riann recently served on the ISACA Indianapolis Chapter board and is a member of InfraGard, ISSA, EC-Council, Cloud Security Alliance, ISACA and ISC(2). She is also responsible for The Mako Group’s Executive Women’s Tech Talk, an event created to support Indianapolis-area women leaders in the technology and security industries.


Riann works out of our Indianapolis office.


Brandyn Fisher

Information Security System Manager

Brandyn Fisher is an Information System Security Manager where he manages The Mako Group’s penetration testing and security team. Throughout his career Brandyn has obtained a diverse background in multiple industry vertical domains and has gained experience managing enterprise projects for large financial institutions, hospitals, municipalities, manufacturing entities as well as other large public and private entities to bolster their overall security posture.


Short of certifications Brandyn is not. He has worked to earn the following certifications in a record amount of time, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA), PenTest+, Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP), Tenable Nessus Certified User (TNCU) and Tenable Nessus Certified Auditor (TNCA).


Brandyn received his formal education from the Indiana Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Investigation, and Western Governor’s University (WGU) where he obtained his Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Brandyn is an active member in Indiana InfraGard, a CyberPatriot Mentor, and volunteers with the Security Advisor Alliance Cybersecurity Converge Tour.


Brandyn works out of the company’s Fort Wayne, Indiana office.

Matt Kipp

Director of Risk

For the past four years Matt Kipp has been dedicated to The Mako Group, tapping into his extensive experience in SAP administration and security as well as IT and internal audit. He currently holds the position of Director of Risk and serves on the company’s leadership committee. As Director of Risk Matt has taken part in a wide range of initiatives including Risk Assessments, SOX Control Testing, Critical Data Mapping, GDPR assessments and Cloud Audits.


Before joining The Mako Group, Matt served as SAP Security Manager for a Fortune 500 Company. Matt has worked closely with large manufacturers, financial institutions, and other large public and private entities throughout his career.


Matt received his formal education from Central Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems. Matt went on to obtain his MBA in Management Information Systems with an emphasis in SAP as well as a Graduate Certificate in SAP from Central Michigan University. Matt is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS-LI – ISO27001), and also has his mySAP ERP Integrated Business Processes Certification (TERP10). Matt is a member of the Detroit ISACA Chapter.


Matt works out of the company’s Detroit office.




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