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Established in 2008, Botz & Associates draws on the expertise of its founder, Patrick Botz, and his network of similarly experienced Information Security experts.

In each security engagement, Botz & Associates focuses on affordable, effective security solutions based on an organization's unique requirements and environments. Experience teaches that "one-size-fits-all solutions" tend to be overkill — and unnecessarily expensive! — for most customers.

As Lead Security Architect at IBM and founder of the IBM Lab Services security consulting team, Patrick achieved intimate knowledge of system security capabilities and pitfalls on a broad spectrum of platforms, with special emphasis on IBM i (formerly AS/400), AIX, Linux and Unix operating systems. He also architected the SSO solution for OS/400 and i5/OS. 

Botz & Associates has successful security implementations across industries such as automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, insurance, trucking, education, and more. They have dealt with every type of regulatory compliance mandate and every level of sensitivity.

Our Security Philosophy

Information security is NOT a technical issue — it's a business issue.

Botz & Associates advocates information security technology only as a tool to make your business more successful.

That’s why we always follow our Enterprise-Wide Security Management Process. It focuses on business objectives first, followed by technical feasibility, cost-effectiveness and low-impact implementation.

The Botz business-based process prevents the most common pitfall in managing security: Technical people making purely technical decisions about purely business issues, for purely technical reasons.

Enterprise-Wide Security Management Process

Following the Botz Business Process for managing security in any enterprise — large or small — is the single most important thing you can do to protect your IT-related business assets. Check it out!

Latest News

New Service from Botz & Associates
Implements Single Sign-On in One Day


SSO stat! requires no new software, no in-house expertise


“I have had the pleasure to work with Pat on a number of occasions. In addition to his dedication and expertise, Pat combines two very unique talents:

1) His ability to simplify technically complex
    issues; and
2) His approach to balance technical
    challenges and business risks.

Pat does not simply look for how technology and processes can be implemented to solve issues, but rather learns how customers operate, identifies their specific security objectives, and strives to build long-term relationships.”

— Jack McAfee, Botz & Associates client

Botz in the News

Mobile security revolves around protecting an organization’s data
Special Report: Mobile Security
IBM Systems Magazine (November 2012)

How Much Does Password Management Cost You?
MC Press Online (November 2012)

Single Sign-On Service Cuts Costs, Complexity
IT Jungle’s Four Hundred Stuff (Oct 2012)

Botz Implements SSO in One Day
MC Press Online (October 2012)
IBM Systems Magazine (October 2012)