Cole Wilson, Managed Services Lead

Upstart Cyber’s managed services department is headed by Cole Wilson, a seasoned professional with a passion for information security and a commitment to serving both the private and public sectors. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s portfolio of managed services, ensuring the delivery of high-quality solutions and services that meet clients’ evolving IT needs.

Cole is also a Security Architect for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)’s Comply-to-Connect (C2C) program. He is responsible for developing automated visibility, compliance, and remediation for all endpoints on a wide variety of different products and platforms, as well as creating new capabilities for reporting and risk monitoring on the platform. Being instrumental in the continuation of the program, Cole was recognized as a Forescout Forerunner in 2023.

Wilson’s professional expertise ranges from ethical hacking, information assurance and risk management, business service operations, legal and regulatory compliance, cybersecurity automation, development, cloud architecture, and more.

In addition to his role as the leader of the managed services department, Cole also serves as the company’s Information Security and Compliance Officer, overseeing the creation and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive Information Security (IS) program within the company, helping to ensure regulatory compliance, and obtaining accreditations. All of which we are happy to assist our customers with to help them with this vital process.




  • M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governor’s University, 2023
  • B.S. Network Operations and Security, Western Governor’s University, 2023
  • Order of the Sword and Shield (OSS) National Honor’s Society (NHS), 2022.
  • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA A+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL 4 Foundations
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPI) – Linux Essentials
  • FSCI – ForeScout Certified Instructor
  • FSCE – ForeScout Certified Expert
  • FSCA – ForeScout Certified Associate
  • Sophos Architect
  • Sophos Engineer
  • Kaseya VSA Administrator Certified
  • BCDR Certifications – Datto, Unitrends, Acronis