At Security Compass, we’re on a mission to help you go fast and stay safe.

Discover who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
our vision

A world where we can trust technology.

our mission

To accelerate software time-to-market while managing risk.

About Security Compass

Security Compass, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, was founded in 2004 by Nish Bhalla. The company experienced transformative growth under its founder’s leadership and vision to work towards a world where we can all trust technology. Propelled by their mission to help customers manage cybersecurity risk without slowing down their business, the company secured growth equity funding from FTV Capital, a sector-focused growth equity investment firm, in 2020. To capitalize on the market opportunities presented by this partnership, Security Compass appointed Rohit Sethi as the new CEO. Sethi, formerly COO and Security Compass’ first hire almost 13 years earlier, has been an integral part of the organization and the creation of SD Elements. Its flagship product, SD Elements, helps organizations accelerate software time to market and reduce cyber risks by taking an automated, developer-centric approach to threat modeling, secure development, and compliance. In 2021, the company divested its Advisory branch to become a focused software company.
Today, Security Compass is a pioneer in application security that enables organizations to shift left and build secure applications by design, integrated directly with existing DevSecOps tools and workflows. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in SD Elements, Security Compass commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview four decision-makers with direct experience using the platform. Forrester aggregated the interviewees’ experiences for this study and combined the results into a single composite organization. The decision-maker interviews and financial analysis found that a composite organization experiences benefits of $2.86 million over three years versus costs of $663,000, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $2.20 million and an ROI of 332%. Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial and technology organizations, the US Department of Defense, government agencies, and renowned global brands across multiple industries.
our vision

A world where we can trust technology.

our mission

To accelerate software time-to-market while managing risk.

Who We Are

Security Compass is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions that first released our flagship product, SD Elements, in 2011.
SD Elements’ comprehensive approach to application security empowers DevSecOps teams to take a proactive, developer-centric approach to software security, which lowers software development costs and mitigates cyber risks.
The world’s leading financial organizations, technology companies, and global brands trust us to secure their applications.

Discover our CCOAR Values

Customer Focus

We create exceptional customer experiences. We consider our customers and their impact. We communicate and meet expectations. We lead by serving others.


We seek understanding and share our views. We work and have fun as a team. We give credit and create win-win scenarios.


We take action and follow through. We admit to our failures and hold each other accountable. We own problems start to finish and help others succeed.


We are ourselves. We are transparent and honest. We don’t speak corporate. We own our feelings and are generous with feedback.


We listen first and show empathy. We consider and value others. We are humble and encourage diversity of thought.

We are certified by ISO/IEC 27001 and AICPA SOC

Recognised worldwide, these certifications indicate that companies are aligned with information security best practice.

Our Beliefs

Change Is Continuous

Security is elaborate and continuously changing. Masking security problems will not solve the problem — we believe in solving the problem.


Security is not one-size-fits-all; every company requires a unique security blueprint. Building this blueprint is a company-wide experience that must be clearly understood.

Working Together

Conquering security risks together will help achieve our mission without compromising usability.

Our Leadership Team

Comprised of industry leaders and domain experts, our leadership team brings decades of cumulative insight and extensive experience to Security Compass, and to our clients.

Rohit Sethi

Chief Executive Officer

David Rea

Chief Financial Officer /

Chief Operating Officer

Bruce Warren

Chief Marketing Officer

Michelle Brooks

Chief People & Culture Officer


Trevor Young

Chief Product Officer


Rob Bentley

Chief Revenue Officer

Ehsan Foroughi

Chief Technology Officer

Laura Mcleod

Vice President,

Customer Success & Service

Ann Marie Donnelly



Liane Shura

Vice President,

Security Research

Marg Walinga

Senior Director,


Michael Chartrand
Director, Product Operations

Board of Directors

Nish Bhalla

Founder, Board Member

Liron Gitig

Board Member

Nick Lantuh

Board Member

Richard Liu

Board Member

Bob Ranaldi

Board Member

Milo Sprague

Board Member

Our Awards

Not just responsible for award-winning products, we’re also recognized as an award-winning place to work. Check out our awards below.

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