About Us

Identify > Remedy > Verify > Secure.

Our corporate mission is to set the standard for information security, auditing and protection


zSquad was founded by two industry veterans. Over the years the company's core value and mission has stayed true to the basic principles of balancing security and risk. The strengths we have built up in the market are based on the expertise and experience of our professional staff and on our focus on industry best practices. We are product agnostic: we recommend the solution that will best fit your needs and budget, whether for the enterprise customer or for personal use.

Our principals and consultants have extensive experience in multiple industries and have served some of the sector leaders. From crafting security policies for a mutual fund giant with one trillion dollars under management, to running a secure coding program for a financial services company, to bootstrapping the information security program at various companies, zSquad's professional staff offers a total spectrum of services from beginning to end.

zSquad is a privately-held company headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts.

Principals


Craig Brown

Craig has been working in the computer industry for over a quarter century. Craig has held a number of key Information Security positions.  Craig worked at Fidelity Investments as a Senior IT Risk Manager and was also the Information Security Officer for WGBH. Most recently, Craig performed a duel role as the Information Security Officer for Monster Worldwide and the Information Security Officer for Monster Government Solutions.

Craig's specialties include: security program management, policy development, secure coding, application security and aligning information security programs to business goals.


Craig has been a computer programmer for over 30 years.  In that capacity, he was employed by industry giants such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Cullinet Software and Lotus Development Corporation. Craig leads zSquad's custom programming projects.

Craig earned a B.S. from The University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Boston College. He holds the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager),  CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler) and QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) certifications.



Javed Ikbal Javed has been in IT and IT security management for over 15 years. A career as a system administrator morphed into software development, then moved to database management, back to system administration, and then to security. Javed has served at some of the sector leaders: System Administration at the Mayo Clinic and NEC, a security career at Fidelity Investments where he was a Director of information security, then a stint as the Chief Inforamtion Security Officer at Omgeo (the world-leader in Straight-through processing of stock trades) where he was the first CISO and built the infosec program from the ground up. After Omgeo, Javed took on the information security challenge at GTECH as its first CISO.

Javed specializes in building or re-engineering information security programs, IT auditing, application security issues, and aligning IT and information security programs to business goals.

Javed has a B.S. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and holds the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor) certifications.



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