Management Team


Vincent LaRocca

Principal – Chief Executive Officer

Vincent LaRocca is Principal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Risk Cognizance. An accomplished IT professional with over 25 years in the industry, Vincent’s experience includes all aspects of business management from presentation skills to strategic business development and problem solving.

As a founding partner of CSO, he is passionate about working in partnership with small to Fortune 500 companies, delivering business solutions proven in the real world – CSO is a zero-debt company.


Jeffery Walker

Chief Information Security Officer

Jeffery Walker is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Risk Cognizance. As a principal in CSO’s Cyber Security Division, Jeffery is focused on business strategy and data security. He is responsible for leading the group that advises, implements, and manages all CSO security services.

With extensive and broad experience in financial, healthcare, and technology sectors, Jeffery utilizes a proactive approach in analyzing information security issues and threats, helping to transform CSO’s security services portfolio in an increasingly digital world.


Eric Barret

Director of Business Development

Eric Barret is Director Of Business Development, in charge of sales and account management.

He has a BA in Environmental Science from Duke University and spent most of his 20 year career in technology sales specializing in securities trading, compliance, networking, infrastructure hosting, electronic payments and voice/data recording. After 3 years of working alongside Risk Cognizance as a solutions provider, Eric officially joined the firm in May 2018.

He is also a Firefighter in the town of Darien, a Connecticut certified Fire Service Instructor, an Emergency Medical Technician at Stamford EMS and a Commissioner for Coastal Waters for the Town of Darien.