Patrick M. Rost CISSP, CMMC-AB RP

Patrick M. Rost


Senior Consultant

Dopkins System Consultants

As a member of Dopkins Systems Consultants, Pat assists clients with improving their cyber security from a technical perspective. With nearly 10 years of information technology experience in a variety of industries, he is well-suited to assist clients in implementing, maintaining and protecting their computer networking environments.

Before joining the firm in 2019, Pat most recently served as the IT Manager/Systems Administrator for New Directions Youth and Family Services, one of the region’s largest human service non-profit organizations. In previous assignments, he worked as a systems technician for several leading Information Technology consulting firms in Western New York.

Industries Served

  • Clinics
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical practices
  • Not-for-profit
  • Physicians / physician groups
  • Restaurant and hotel management

Principal areas of expertise

  • Network Administration, including Wireless Area Network (WAN), Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Local Area Network (LAN) Administration
  • Troubleshoot server and network problems
  • Configuration and monitoring of data backups
  • Firewall installation
  • Cyber Security, including safeguarding the security of business information and systems



  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Network Administration with a minor in Information Security and Assurance, State University of New York at Alfred, College of Technology
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems, State University of New York at Alfred, College of Technology

Speaking Engagements


Community Commitment

Since 2013, Patrick has been a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He currently serves the Franklinville Fire Department and previously served the U-Crest Volunteer Fire Department.

Patrick is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders (EBL). The Emerging Business Leaders is a group developed by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce focused on developing the next generation of leaders in Western New York.  Patrick is a graduate of the Class of 2021.

Blog Posts

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 4-part series:

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