Hello. Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

WIMZKL (pronounced “whimsical”) specializes in Resilience Strategy. Resilience is a way of looking at the world. It’s acceptance that 100% Cyber Security 100% of the time is an illusion. We support the concepts of compliance, defense, governance, and prevention but we also go beyond those measures to eliminate your preventable risks and help you plan for and accept less preventable ones with more emphasis on strategic response.

Please learn about our approach, which begins with the Resilience Diagnostic.

It’s about being ready to act when incidents occur. Because they will occur. Making sure you’re prepared to respond quickly, accurately, and confidently when they occur is what WIMZKL is all about. Honestly, doing these important things well isn’t easy. It means opening hearts and minds to a new way of thinking about how to protect your livelihood by learning more about data protection and privacy laws, cyber insurance requirements, and what it means to be prepared to respond in a crisis by understanding your owned risk even better than before.

It’s about being prepared to respond to any of a broad spectrum of unplanned events, from spear phishing attacks to natural disasters, insidious insider and 3rd party threats (including malware, ransomeware, DDoS attacks, and so many more) to more benign file corruption and data loss.

Chad Calease - People, Ideas, and Technology

Our core team is based in the US but our network of experts spans the globe (and the Internet), which means our capabilities are as broad as they are deep. Our approach is agile, friendly, repeatable, and scalable. We work fast, light, and assemble our teams project-by-project based precisely on what we (you) need.

Need Awareness Training? How about guidance with industry compliance frameworks like GDPR, HIPAA, ISO, NIST, PCI, etc?  How about a long-term Technology Strategy with a focus on good Information Security practices? Seeking advisement on your new product’s security strategy? Need guidance with your secure development or infrastructure practices? Need help recovering from a cyber attack? Even if you need something extremely obscure and we don’t know the answer, we know exactly who does.

Perhaps most importantly, we communicate and connect with diverse audiences, cultures, and teams with broad backgrounds and skillsets that might include business leaders, creatives, designers, engineers, knowledge workers, the technical elite, and everyday people in friendly, memorable ways that lead to successful collaborations and outcomes.

About Chad

chad caleaseThanks for making time to read here. My name is Chad Calease and I have a personal connection to all this. I founded WIMZKL after seeing loved ones through a devastating cybercrime that was completely preventable. My goal is to make these strategies more accessible to more people. You can learn more about my background by visiting ux.wimzkl.com or my personal blog over at chad.ch

Who do we work with?

It’s fair you’d like to know who we’ve worked with, what has shaped our experience, and why you’ll do well to partner with us. However, because discretion is a valuable tool that helps us protect the privacy and security of our clients, we don’t reveal those affiliations here. Instead, we encourage you to get in touch so we can share answers to these and other questions you likely have. There are no silly ones and, while we’re at it, we’ll tastefully and discreetly share some of our adventures, as appropriate.  Should we be a good fit and engage in a project together, you can trust we will treat you and your organization with the same levels of courtesy, respect, and discretion, too.