Condé Nast’s Information Security Executive Joins Abacus Group

by Abacus Group, on Aug 13, 2014

Condé Nast’s Information Security Executive Joins Abacus Group
New York, August 5, 2014 — Abacus Group LLC, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, today announced that it has appointed Brian Lozada as Director of Information Security. Brian will be based in New York and will report to Viktor Tadijanovic, Chief Technology Officer of Abacus Group.

Brian brings over 14 years experience in information security and will be responsible for the development of current and new Abacus security solutions that help financial institutions to protect their enterprise systems, applications and data from cyber intrusions. Most recently, Brian was the Director of Information Security at Condé Nast, where he was responsible for overseeing the security and risk management for all digital and technology operations. He led the company’s integration of information security efforts in the development of next-generation digital products and services. Prior to Condé Nast, Brian held several senior management positions for technology and information security positions at Sony Music Entertainment, Vonage and Accenture. He is CISSP certified and has a B.S. in information security from ITT Technical Institute and is currently completing his M.S. in homeland security at Monmouth University.

“Brian’s expertise in information security is a huge asset for Abacus at a time in which cybersecurity has become a top focus of our clients,” said Chris Grandi, CEO at Abacus Group. “The introduction of mobile devices and new technology has fueled the need for fund managers to effectively filter and detect malicious activities. Firms need to establish best practices for internal and external communications and reinforce procedures for better data protection.”

“Abacus is helping financial institutions to deploy and manage hosted IT solutions in an environment in which cyber-threats and regulations are posing new challenges for financial institutions,” said Brian Lozada. “I’m delighted to join Abacus’ effort to bring leading technology to market while providing the top level of security around these solutions.”

About Abacus Group LLC
Abacus Group LLC is an IT solutions firm focused on helping hedge funds and private equity funds deploy and manage hosted IT solutions. Our objective is to provide investment managers and technology executives with solutions to improve their IT service experience. Abacus has developed a scalable, redundant and highly available IT platform to allow investment managers to run all of their technology as a service. The days of purchasing new hardware every few years are over. Abacus manages mirrored data centers throughout the US and provides cost effective and efficient solutions. Firms connect to their IT applications and data through high speed circuits with minimal onsite equipment.
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