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L33T or Lame: A Hacker Tool Review

“Top 10 Gifts for the Hacker in Your life” articles are incredibly common. But how do you know if some of the tools listed are actually worthwhile?  We recently sat down with two of our security engineers to talk about different gadgets and tools of the trade on this week’s [...]

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About Us


So who is Alias?

Founded in 2010, Alias provides premier cybersecurity services, specializing in preventing, detecting, and responding to cyberattacks. Alias specializes in advanced cybersecurity offerings, including penetration testing, compliance assessments, and incident response / breach management.

Our staff consists of forensic examiners, compliance specialists, cyber and physical penetration testers, technical security executives and security engineers with a variety of industry, platform, and security framework specialties.

Our mission is to protect our clients and communities from a growing number of cyberthreats, attackers and risks – allowing them to focus and enhance their business operations and

Our expert security professionals augment existing teams and fill gaps that organizations experience due to the increasing complexity of technology controls and resources. The Alias approach is custom tailored to each client’s needs, compliance requirements, risks, and cybersecurity maturity through optimizing the balance between operations and security by providing the right guidance for each situation.

Why we exist

With the growth of technology, new cybersecurity threats are on the rise.

What we do

Alias assesses your current cybersecurity structure and provides actionable items on how it can be strengthened to withstand old and new threats.

How we do it

Our team of personable and highly educated engineers and consultants work with you to ensure your business’ cybersecurity is up to standard.

Why us?

You could go with any other cybersecurity provider… so why choose us?

Because people come first. Regardless of how technical cybersecurity and attacks become – we’re all human. Using a focused cybersecurity partner allows the experience to be customized to your needs. Our highly qualified technical staff consistently focuses on technology and security methods, but our business is helping others and working with people to protect what is important.

  1. Our team is comprised of experts in their respective fields that are passionate about what they do and how they deliver.
  2. Our size allows us to be nimble and build relationships with our customers.
  3. Even the most technical people on our team understand the importance of communication and helping educate and increase understanding.
  4. Having technical experts that are passionate about what they do and who focus on working with our customers delivers the best overall quality, experience, security, and results.

Meet the Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Donovan Farrow

Chief Executive Officer

Donovan Farrow founded Alias in 2010. He brings over twenty-years of experience working for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Loves Travel Stops, Chesapeake Energy and NTT Security in the fields of Information Technology, Information Security, Digital Forensics, and Incident Response. Mr. Farrow currently serves as CEO of Alias. He has provided digital forensic analysis in over 2,100 court cases, 160 Incident Response engagements, 250 penetration tests, appointed Special Master by the Court, sits on the OCCC Advisory Board, and he is ACE, PCE,CCE and GCFA certified. Mr. Farrow was awarded the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award at the Tulsa Small Business Summit and Awards Ceremony in 2018.


Todd Coates


Todd Coates has over twenty-five years of experience leading corporate technology, and cyber security teams across oil and gas, transportation, logistics, and technology industries. As CIO for these organizations, he was accountable for all aspects of technology strategy, operations, governance, policy development, incident response practices, business continuity planning/execution, and organizational leadership. He also assisted multiple teams as they transitioned to public companies, including developing Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance practices, and IT general control frameworks. Prior to joining Alias, Mr. Coates served at Chaparral Energy, SandRidge Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, and Union Pacific Corporation. In addition to serving as part of the Alias leadership team he provides consulting and organizational support for clients, including assisting with board-level and executive briefings, audit and compliance support, and leadership consulting. Mr. Coates graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Management Science and Computer Systems.

Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Noland

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Noland serves as the COO for Alias. Since joining the company in 2015, he has been an integral part of the company’s rise as an emerging leader in Oklahoma’s information security community, while also contributing to Alias’ rapid growth. Mr. Noland manages the organization’s sales team and day to day operations. He has given presentations to colleges & universities, private companies, and local industry & community associations over the topics of digital forensics and cybersecurity. Mr. Noland was a volunteer board member for the non-profit Suited for Success from 2017-2020, which empower underprivileged women to lift themselves out of difficult situations with career coaching resources, interview attire, and other services in order for them to begin their own professional careers.

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