Colleen Molter, President, QED NationalColleen Molter, President
The widespread adoption of remote and hybrid working models has led many companies to provide remote access to employees, allowing them to operate seamlessly from any location and via their own devices. While this shift is a boon for increasing productivity and revenue, the burgeoning BYOD and remote access setup have opened up new avenues for cyberattacks. It has made innumerable unsecured and unmanaged network endpoints vulnerable to malware and cyber breaches. Despite the existing cybersecurity solutions, organizations struggle to implement defenses that can effectively protect their IT assets.

QED National has effectively redefined this scenario with its innovative and customized technology solutions.

QED National is an award-winning organization well-renowned for its IT consulting services. Founded by Colleen Molter in 1993, QED National has established itself as a longstanding and trusted IT advisor to public and private sectors by delivering comprehensive cyber and information security, IT consulting, and reliable staff augmentation services.

“We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to resolve clients’ specific cybersecurity needs. Our team is extremely sensitive to risks, capabilities, and deficiencies of clients and works toward increasing their maturity to address major cyber threats and breaches,” states Russell Kiernan, Director of Management Consulting and Information Security Services, QED National.

The core element of QED National’s cybersecurity services is offering expert-level advice to clients. Based on specific engagement processes, the company adopts a flexible advisory model by assisting clients in two distinct use cases. For clients who understand their risks and threats, QED National provides valuable recommendations and guidance on how to best close gaps, mitigate risks, and remediate existing vulnerabilities.

It also advises them on the technologies they should leverage and what the structure of a program and project would look like. QED National then formulates a roadmap that effectively gives them more details in managing their risk profile. However, most clients lack the proper resources to identify and understand their risks. In such cases, the company performs cybersecurity risk assessments and offers suggestions for addressing those risks.

Following the assessment phase, where the company makes recommendations and aligns them with industry standards and benchmarks, QED National offers design and implementation services for executing the security controls within clients’ infrastructures. These security controls, including multi-factor authentication and secure remote access solutions, allow clients to address governance, risk, compliance, identity and access management, vulnerability scanning, endpoint, and data protection. The company is also instrumental in helping their management teams make executive-level decisions regarding how they can strengthen and secure their organization and build a cyber-resilient environment.
  • We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to resolve clients’ specific cybersecurity needs. Our team is extremely sensitive to risks, capabilities, and deficiencies of clients and works toward increasing their maturity to address major cyber threats and breaches.


Industry-leading standards, practices, and tools lie at the core of QED National’s services to help clients develop sustainable and cost-effective cybersecurity programs. The company’s frame of reference is NIST-oriented, and the implementation processes are tailored according to its standard-based policy.

QED National’s success in offering superior and reliable cybersecurity advisory services is primarily owed to its illustrious team with 29 years of industry expertise and strong ethical practices. The company’s ultimate vision is to make a difference in the areas it serves and improve its specialized expertise to drive value for its clients and the communities it caters to.

“We put ourselves in the customers’ shoes and try to implement solutions that have maximum positive impact on their cyber risk posture,” says Kiernan.