Who we are

Founded in February 1998 by Andrew and Michele Simpson, Symptai Consulting is a leading IT Security, Assurance, Advisory and Governance firm serving the Caribbean and the wider world from our head office in Kingston, Jamaica.

We exist to help companies mature into their strategic vision of themselves. We do this through use of knowledge, application of skill and good old-fashioned hard work.

The heart of a professional services organization is its people. At Symptai we have created a fanatical culture for the brightest minds in the region to express themselves. We retain and equip those who fit our culture by investing in their total development and challenging them to do the same. We encourage our people to derive satisfaction from and be happy in their work, and to enjoy the gifts of their labor. Underlined by our core principles of candor, integrity and respect, we hold ourselves accountable firstly to ourselves, to each other, and our clients. We build exceptional relationships with our clients and our community. Whatever we choose to do, we do well.

Our Commitment to Knowledge

Our people are experienced IT professionals who only make practical recommendations with detailed implementation guidelines to bridge gaps in our client’s environment that create inefficiencies and positively impact their effectiveness. This is especially appreciated by clients who have different experiences with other service providers.

We continuously develop our methodologies by utilizing our combined knowledge, skill and experience in various areas of Business and Information Technology and through constant training, education and certification. Our team utilizes proven best practice methodologies from best of breed organizations to provide services or solutions that fit our clients practically.

We maintain the quality of our work by continuously revising and improving approaches through industry and technology changes.

Our Credentials (Standards and Certifications)

We combine the above with resources from Gartner’s and Info-Tech Research Group extensive research capabilities We utilize frameworks such as COBIT from ISACA, Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF) from Open Information System Security Group (OISSG), varying resources from the International Standards Organization (ISO) including ISO27001, and resources from Open Web Application Security Project.

  • ISACA’s standards for information technology such as COBIT, ValIT
    • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)
    • Cyber Security Nexus (CSX)
  • IEEE Standards such as 830-1998 – IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specification.
  • Information Systems Security Assessment Framework by OISSG
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • ISO  standards such as ISO27001
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK)
  • COSO  - Risk management
  • DMBOK –Data Management Body of Knowledge
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC)2
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • CISSP-Information System Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
    • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
    • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
    • Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
    • Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library
    • Certified in Information Technology Service Management (ITILv3)
  • CompTIA
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
    • CompTIA PenTest+
    • CompTIA Security+
  • eLearnSecurity
    • Web Application Penetration Tester (eWPT)
    • Junior Penetration Tester (eJPT)
  • Scrum Master Certified (SMC)
  • Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)