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Meet the Black Talon Executive Team


Gary Salman

Chief Executive Officer

A dynamic and successful entrepreneur who built and sold his first technology business at age 30 to a publicly traded company. Gary's first company built and successfully deployed one of the very first cloud based healthcare systems in the industry serving thousands of users in all 50 states. Gary's unique background includes being a database developer as well as having 15 years in law enforcement. His vision and drive enables Black Talon Security to provide cutting-edge and customer focused cybersecurity solutions to businesses of all sizes. Gary has lectured to over 7,000 people at numerous national events. He is a sought after speaker and writer on the latest cybersecurity trends and mitigation strategies. Gary personally oversees all breaches and has been part of the team that has mitigated some of the largest distributed ransomware attacks in our Nation's history.


Josh Hyman

Chief Information Security Officer

Josh has been a leader in the Information Security space for over 20 years.  After serving as the Director of Information Security for a financial company and working directly with the executives to ensure impenetrable security for the organization in his most recent role, he brings with him a breadth of experience and expertise in the field. His attention to detail and consistently up-to-date knowledge in the ever-evolving world of data security have always made him an asset to any role.  Josh oversees all aspects of the organization’s security engagements.  He works closely with IT companies in remediating cybersecurity findings for our clients, and leads our Project Management Team to ensure all projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner. Josh works in conjunction with our CTO in managing the technology needs of Black Talon Security. 


Sue Griffin

Chief Operating Officer

As an accomplished executive, Sue brings over 20 years of technology experience to the company.  She has a proven track record as a results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial background in various industries.  Sue has a solid reputation of success and possesses a skill of “opening doors” and creating new opportunities that is second to none.  She is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company as well as introducing and nurturing relationships with other organizations. 


Jules Vergara

Chief Technology Officer

As a proven technology expert, Jules has been in the technology field for 30 years with various experiences from multiple successful startup organizations to large global enterprises.  He has been involved in several government regulated audits from the FDA to Health and Human Services/Office for Civil Rights.  His focus is to ensure that our customers achieve the highest level of security, compliance, and risk management.  As a certified Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), Jules combines cybersecurity skills with privacy practices and techniques.  He demonstrates his knowledge and ability to implement, manage and assess security and privacy controls.

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