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About Us

HPS embraces and leverages technology to establish successful virtual teams and collaboration efforts. This approach has allowed us to reduce customer costs while still leveraging the mindsets of talented individuals from across the country. Our approach has no geographical boundaries and allows our workforce to enjoy the flexibility and freedom of independent consultants while still having the support and knowledge from many team members. The HPS workforce has come together in order to provide our customers with subject matter expertise in a wide range of issues relating to Information Technology and Information Security. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing a wide variety of Information Security services.

Our Experience

HPS has decades of experience performing customer engagements, with a goal to exceed customer expectations every time. We understand the changing needs and requirements that accompany the development and maintenance of information systems. Our use of project management techniques and system development best practices have made us successful in a variety of initiatives to include work performed for a variety of government and commercial entities. Our team of experts consists of individuals with advanced degrees and many technical and professional certifications such as the internationally recognized; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications.


Lamar Hancock

Lamar Hancock, CISSP is a co-founder of Hancock & Poole Security (HPS). He is a cyber security veteran with over a decade in the field. Lamar oversees the long term development of the firm, focusing on areas with emerging needs for security.

His primary areas of expertise include risk management, network security architecture, and perimeter assessment. Prior to founding HPS Lamar provided consultative services to numerous organizations, spanning government, commercial, higher education as well as healthcare.

Joe Poole

Joe Poole is a co-founder of Hancock & Poole Security (HPS). He is an extremely well-rounded and competent technical leader with over twenty years of expertise in security, networking, systems administration, and management. Joe’s information security experience includes supporting a variety of public and private service organizations which include higher education, healthcare organizations and a variety of government institutions.

His primary focus is always ensuring an appropriate security posture and helping to prevent data breaches. Joe’s routine engagements at HPS enable him to work closely with external stakeholders who typically include; senior management, partners, developers, project managers and various business units which span across government and Fortune 500 giants.