OUR TEAM

Shawn Boutot, Founder and CEO
Shawn is a graduate from the University of Maine with a BS degree in Sociology. Shawn Boutot served as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) through May 2014. Duties included investigating money laundering, commercial fraud, narcotic smuggling, worksite enforcement, child pornography as well as covert and overt cyber intellectual property rights. Shawn is a graduate of the elite Federal Law Enforcement Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. Shawn was assigned to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2009 and 2012, where he assisted the Secret Service with Presidential and Diplomatic Protection. In 2009, Shawn was one of the lead ICE agents responsible for investigating an active shooter event at a civic center in Binghamton, NY where 13 people were killed and 4 wounded. With his knowledge and training, Shawn’s vision was to develop a professional threat mitigation consulting firm, which would serve and protect clients by taking a proactive rather than reactive approach. Shawn has deep relationships within law enforcement and military communities nationally as well as internationally. This gives him the unique ability to engage threat mitigation and security experts throughout the U.S. and the globe as valued resources and consultants for Alaris TMC.
David Johnston, Director of Cyber Security
A former senior commander at Scotland Yard, David has extensive experience of crisis management and the management of complex and sensitive investigations. As the lead for Economic Crime at Scotland Yard, David provided strong leadership and strategic advice to governments and large financial institutions to manage the implementation and understanding of AML policy and compliance. David is a seasoned senior leader with considerable experience in national security and public private sector negotiating and capability building transnationally. In addition, David was a senior leader in GCHQ, the British equivalency of the United States NSA. He developed cross agency teams to provide technical operational services and policy advice on countering terrorism, interception of communications, and national security operations across the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of the UK. In 2008 David was awarded the Queens Police Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for outstanding contributions to UK policing and National Security. David holds a master’s degree in public administration, a post graduate diploma in criminology from Cambridge University and an HND in electrical engineering. Most recently, David has been occupied in setting up cyber and technology start-ups in the UK, building effective teams and developing marketing and sales strategies to increase market share and global recognition.
David Grootwassink, Chief Technology Officer

David Grootwassink (BSCS, MBA, PMP) has over 30 years of experience in communications technologies, security, and identity management.   He started spending 6 years out as an Air Force officer involved in signals intelligence and electronic warfare; functionally red team for keeps on a global basis.   Among the many awards received during his service, the most important was being decorated as the “Outstanding Contributor to Tactical Air Intelligence” during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

After leaving the service, David led several identity management projects utilizing various forms of biometric identification.

Shifting into the communications industry he has developed many products for communications companies such as GTE, BellSouth International, and Illuminet.    Finally melding communications and security together in both a blue team and red team stance for VeriSign and Yaana Technologies where the focus became communications security, interception, and intelligence support.

David currently holds 10 patents in the areas of communications and communications security.