GATE Enters into Strategic Alliance with OSS & Expands Portfolio into Cyber Assurance

GATE, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their portfolio into the cyber assurance field. In order to deliver high-value, best-in-class cybersecurity and data efficiency solutions services to the energy industry, GATE has formed an alliance with the well-established and renowned cybersecurity firm Oaklea Simpson Security (OSS).

Cyber-attacks are steadily increasing in the energy sector with the potential to cause widespread loss. The pervasive expansion of technology and the security of company information is now a major concern within the private sector.

The GATE-OSS alliance will deliver clients peace-of-mind through the constantly evolving cybersecurity market.  With new threats emerging daily, GATE-OSS promotes a proactive approach to cybersecurity and data efficiency.


The GATE-OSS cybersecurity solutions include:

  • Protecting Data (At Rest and In Motion)
  • Safeguarding Industrial Control Systems (Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms, Pipelines, Refineries, Power Grids, etc.)
  • Threat Detection and Prevention using Predictive Analytics
  • Zero Day Identification

The GATE-OSS data efficiency solutions include:

  • SCADA Systems (Design and Optimization)
  • Cloud Computing Architecture Development
  • Big Data Analytics and Management in a Secure Environment
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • In-movement Processing and Data Triage


The GATE-OSS Cyber division is comprised of former DoD and Intelligence Community specialists with decades of experience protecting vital national security interests. GATE-OSS is uniquely suited to provide high-end cybersecurity and data efficiency capabilities to the energy sector.

OSS is a premier intelligence and cyber solution provider in the national security sector and has extensive experience supporting:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  •  Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Intelligence Community (IC)

Chuck Centore, Vice President of Cyber Assurance at GATE and former military officer of the National Security Agency (NSA), says, “Our entry into the cyber assurance space is driven by the increasing cybersecurity threats our clients face in the digital era. We know the consequences of a cyber-attack on our clients can have a disastrous impact on their bottom line, and potentially irreparably damage their reputation and assets. This is why we made the decision to partner with OSS. They have a proven track record in delivering innovative, effective and pragmatic solutions to the US intelligence community. This effort is seamlessly aligned with our corporate strategy of providing high-quality, innovative solutions to our Clients, making us a premium company in the energy sector.”

Paul Kob, OSS CEO and President, goes on to say, “OSS honed its cyber assurance expertise, data optimization skills, and advanced analytic tradecraft against our nation’s most challenging security threats.  Our strategic alliance with GATE provides an opportunity to apply our unique and proven capabilities and experience to the energy sector – strengthening our nation’s economic security.  GATE and OSS are bound by common leadership principles and corporate cultures, and our future together will be marked by balance and strength.”

From discovery to abandonment, upstream to downstream, GATE provides a systems approach to oil and gas facilities through our engineering, commissioning and marine services. Our goal is to provide solutions that allow our clients to make sure their projects work right the first time.

OSS is a premier intelligence and cyber solution provider in the national security sector.