Operating out of Illinois since 2008, RedLegg is a master provider of information security services. RedLegg is a boutique, nimble, old-fashioned customer service company that enjoys the technology battlefield. Knee-deep in the community, RedLegg enjoys crafting solutions designed to find, document, monitor, & eliminate the risks & vulnerabilities unique to your business. RedLegg's 24x7 Support Engineers are located all over the United States.
When you work with us, we’re in the trenches together. From consulting and advising, to proactively monitoring your assets, and even battle-testing our solutions, supporting you is at the heart of everything we do.
We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in cybersecurity. That’s why our team works to understand your business, values, assets and priorities as if they were our own. Once we get the lay of the land, we lead the charge and hold the line. We don’t just strategize and problem-solve, we collaborate, mediate and innovate to ensure we continue to deliver the solutions and skills your business needs to remain secure and successful.
RedLegg’s approach to cybersecurity consultancy is so unique, we had to name it ourselves. ARMEE (Assess, Remediate, Monitor, Educate, Enforce) applies a holistic, lifecycle approach to risk management.
Essentially – we get to know you, identify areas of risk and improvement, implement result-oriented solutions, monitor ongoing activity, and grow a long-lasting relationship.
In 2008, Lynn took his passion for the ever-changing world of cybersecurity and his 20+ years of industry experience and founded RedLegg. As Founder and Co-Partner, Lynn crafted RedLegg into the successful, honorable corporation and family of experts it is today.
A veteran of the Illinois National Guard, Lynn knows the value and power of a diligent, close-knit team and is proud to be at the helm of this one.
Whether it’s an Iron Man event or a unique cybersecurity challenge, Laura is your go-to for getting things done. Armed with 22+ years of enterprise service, infrastructure and security experience, and a customer-centric perspective, Laura has a penchant for making even the most complex projects simple and successful.
Laura holds a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and leads RedLegg’s growth in sales and partnership opportunities, specifically serving VAR channel partners. Laura is passionate about privacy and protecting data.
A creative builder with experience at every level of operations, Stewart takes a customer-focused approach to deliver efficient, scalable, and lasting solutions. Stewart draws from his uniquely diverse background to innovate new tools and efficient processes to better serve both RedLegg’s customers and engineers.
From his work guiding RedLegg’s Managed Security Services and Operations to his free time spent woodworking and blacksmithing, Stewart knows the power of process.
Despite being considered a master of developing workflow processes, Kevin relishes any opportunity to further evolve and refine RedLegg’s processes. Kevin sees every customer engagement as a learning opportunity and eagerly examines every facet of the customer experience to maximize quality in analytics, decisions, and action items.
Kevin is proud to combine his years of MSS and service delivery experience and attention to detail to oversee and consistently elevate RedLegg’s day-to-day processes.
Phil uses his extensive knowledge of the digital world (and how to break it) to deliver comprehensive security assessments and penetration services. With hands-on experience dismantling systems and identifying weaknesses in application, physical, digital and mobile security, Phil is a valuable ally for domestic and global organizations. A sought after speaker, Phil has shared his expertise with OWASP and ISSA as well as at several security and technology conferences.
A proactive problem-solver and strong advocate for continued growth and education, Michael thrives in the complex and constantly changing landscape of cybersecurity. In his seasoned career in cybersecurity, Michael’s expertise has been enlisted across multiple verticals and challenges including strategic planning, policy development, governance, and vulnerability management.
Michael holds a Masters in Information Assurance and several certificates including his CISSP. He’s a proud board member of CircleCityCon, an information security conference he helped found.
Throughout her career, Jeannette’s priority and focus have always been on the team. She has experience supporting every department from the corner office to customer service. As a result, Jeannette is a well-rounded team player and team leader, adept at developing and guiding staff through the programs and portals needed to support or grow their department.
Jeannette holds a bachelor's in Business Management from Northwestern University.
The term “redleg” (one g) was coined during the American Civil War and referred to the two-inch scarlet stripe that was sewn onto each pant leg of a Field Artillery soldier’s uniform.
Artillery soldiers, with a mission to “destroy, defeat, or disrupt the enemy with integrated fires,” were considered the elite back then because of the extent of casualties they inflicted on the battlefield. The Field Artillery killed the lion’s share of the enemy (about 75%), so they became known collectively as the King of Battle, distinguishing themselves again in both World Wars.
Redlegs were recently deployed as infantry during the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.
Lynn Weddle founded RedLegg in 2008. He served in the Field Artillery unit of the National Guard for most of his life, and “RedLeg” (one g) was a nickname and a password he often used (not anymore, of course). Growing up in a military family in the small town of Thayer, IL, Lynn spent his summers picking beans and hanging out with friends. He was always interested in finance, good with numbers, and loved adventures and taking risks. With a career in information data protection spanning over 20 years, he originally received his degree in finance from Southern Illinois University.
Laura Hees grew up in a business-oriented family, where operations were always (and still are) discussed at every family gathering. Laura persevered in a male-dominated household to get her degree from the University of Michigan, and she maintains a customer-centric attitude and focus on security infrastructure.
In 2008, many entrepreneurs were interested in becoming IT resellers. At the start of their partnership, Lynn was keenly interested in this aspect, but Laura had reservations and knew all about the hardships of having a small business. Lynn prevailed and the two started a customer-focused IT hardware and support company, naming it RedLegg.
The partners met with a couple of potential customers to see whether they were willing to take a chance on the fledgling company while it established credit with distributors. The parties agreed, and RedLegg did whatever it took to take care of them.
Initially, Lynn worked in the basement—and Laura in the rooftop cubby—of a Chicago home. Lynn cold-called area businesses to create a business plan based on which services potential customers wanted to buy and what it was worth to them while Laura coordinated and executed the services or products that were being sold, continually improving the new company's customer-facing processes.
Following the business plan, RedLegg initially targeted data protection services: SANS (storage area networks), virtualization, and server hardware procurement. The company also supplied workstation hardware such as desktops, notebooks, and any related items. Sometimes orders were large, so the home’s garage functioned as a staging area for large pallets—another fine example of a garage-borne small business.
The business took off quickly and the partners realized they needed help, so they hired two local professionals and established the first RedLegg office on nearby Grand Avenue. The four-person team took a deep breath and worked hard to not only sustain the business but to grow beyond data protection and establish product partnerships in the IT industry.
After nearly two years, one of RedLegg's security product partners suggested that to provide more value to clients the company needed to offer formal security services. Enter security!
RedLegg hired its first security SMEs and began to offer clients Enterprise Security Assessments. The partners discovered that clients truly enjoyed—and really needed—having security experts available by phone and through established consultation hours. They also discovered a new focus for the company that would grow in parallel with ever-expanding client security needs.
RedLegg’s strategy has always been focused on data protection, the direction determined by client security needs, desires, and industry trends. The company has shifted its hiring process to find expert leaders in security who have area-specific team leadership skills and who know how to implement their solutions, with the full support of RedLegg management behind them.
To see their initial vision become reality, the partners have always depended on their work ethic, open-mindedness, consistency, adaptability, amazing customers, and phenomenal co-workers.
As a global partner in cybersecurity, we believe in continually evolving security practices and improving operational security services to provide our clients with an exceptional cybersecurity solution and experience.
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