About Us

Your Trusted Security Advisors

“At FWDSEC (Forward Security) we are all about doing application, cloud, and information security better. Our team tackles security using a systematic approach, leveraging standards based and repeatable processes. We are incredibly passionate about delivering the best security solutions, and are driven to help our clients achieve the highest level of security to enable business growth.”

Farshad Abasi
Founder, Chief Security Officer

Who we are

Forward Security is a group of highly accomplished security professionals who focus on delivering best-in-class security solutions. Our team has experience with some of the world’s largest organizations including HSBC, Intel, and Motorola. In our day-to-day we love working closely with fast-growing start-ups and medium-sized enterprises to provide the security expertise they need to build their businesses with peace of mind.

How we came to be

When it comes to certain domains of security – particularly application and cloud – there is a shortage of quality service providers who have a deep understanding of the subject matter and evolving technology landscape. At Forward Security we have brought together some of the best and the brightest in the industry to provide leading expertise in these domains. We are truly passionate about security. Our team is here to deliver the most effective security for your business, following standardized, systematic, and repeatable processes.

Our values

We believe in leading by providing expertise across all levels of security. Facing security issues can feel daunting; we take a straight-talk approach, providing clarity and transparency for your organization with solutions you can trust. We are positive and encouraging as educators and service providers, always striving to work hard and work smart. We aim to provide our clients with thought leadership in security, and pride ourselves on always staying at the leading edge of best practices

What you can expect

As your trusted Cybersecurity advisors, you can always expect us to provide consistent and top-quality service tailored to your business. Tap into our specialized security understanding to solve your most challenging security problems with expert advice. We also know efficiency is key. People want high quality deliverables without the extraneous layers, so we get straight to the point (but with a smile, of course).

Who we are

Forward Security is a group of highly accomplished security professionals who focus on delivering best-in-class security solutions. Our team has experience with some of the world’s largest organizations including HSBC, Intel, and Motorola. In our day-to-day we love working closely with fast-growing start-ups and medium-sized enterprises to provide the security expertise they need to build their businesses with peace of mind.

How we came to be

When it comes to certain domains of security – particularly application and cloud – there is a shortage of quality service providers who have a deep understanding of the subject matter and evolving technology landscape. At Forward Security we have brought together some of the best and the brightest in the industry to provide leading expertise in these domains. We are truly passionate about security. Our team is here to deliver the most effective security for your business, following standardized, systematic, and repeatable processes.

Our values

We believe in leading by providing expertise across all levels of security. Facing security issues can feel daunting; we take a straight-talk approach, providing clarity and transparency for your organization with solutions you can trust. We are positive and encouraging as educators and service providers, always striving to work hard and work smart. We aim to provide our clients with thought leadership in security, and pride ourselves on always staying at the leading edge of best practices

What you can expect

As your trusted Cybersecurity advisors, you can always expect us to provide consistent and top-quality service tailored to your business. Tap into our specialized security understanding to solve your most challenging security problems with expert advice. We also know efficiency is key. People want high quality deliverables without the extraneous layers, so we get straight to the point (but with a smile, of course).

Who we are

How we came to be

Forward Security is a group of highly accomplished security professionals, who focus on delivering best-in-class security solutions. Our team has experience with some of the world’s largest organizations including HSBC, Intel, and Motorola. In our day-to-day we love working closely with fast-growing start-ups and medium-sized enterprises to provide the security expertise they need to build their businesses with peace of mind.

When it comes to certain domains of security – particularly application and cloud – there is a shortage of quality service providers who have a deep understanding of the subject matter and evolving technology landscape. At Forward Security we have brought together some of the best and the brightest in the industry to provide leading expertise in these domains. We are truly passionate about security. Our team is here to deliver the most effective security for your business, following standardized, systematic, and repeatable processes.

Our values

What you can expect

We believe in leading by providing expertise across all levels of security. Facing security issues can feel daunting; we take a straight-talk approach, providing clarity and transparency for your organization with solutions you can trust. We are positive and encouraging as educators and service providers, always striving to work hard and work smart. We aim to provide our clients with thought leadership in security, and pride ourselves on always staying at the leading edge of best practices

As your trusted Cybersecurity advisors, you can always expect us to provide consistent and top-quality service tailored to your business. Tap into our specialized security understanding to solve your most challenging security problems with expert advice. We also know efficiency is key. People want high quality deliverables without the extraneous layers, so we get straight to the point (but with a smile, of course).

Meet Our
A-Team

Farshad Abasi

Founder, Chief Security Officer, LinkedIn

An innovative technologist with over twenty years of experience in security, software design and development, network and system architecture and management. Farshad spent a decade as a senior member of HSBC’s IT security team and currently leads OWASP’s Vancouver chapter.

Designations & Certifications: CISSP, AWS Security Professional

Mathieu Chretien

Mathieu Chretien

Director of Engagement Management & Operations, LinkedIn

Matt brings 17+ years of experience in IT program & project management, as well as cash flow & supply chain optimization with companies of all sizes from Deloitte, EY, BC Hydro, and GE, to emerging tech start-ups. When he’s not helping clients, he enjoys kayaking, skiing, and spending time with his children and close friends.

Designations & Certs: PMP, CSCP, AWS Cloud Practitioner

Dennis Oudijk

Dennis Oudijk

Director of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, LinkedIn

Dennis has helped clients solve complex business problems with innovative technology solutions for over 25 years. He has experience working with Public and Private Enterprise clients including those in Health, Finance, Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Entertainment sectors. His goal of building long term relationships has made him a Trusted Advisor to his clients and partners.

Dennis Oudijk

Iman Sharafaldin

Application & Cloud Security Lead, LinkedIn

Passionate about all things code, Iman has more than 8 years of cybersecurity and software related experience. He is also a PhD candidate in computer science with more than 1000 citations on his cybersecurity related publications. Iman enjoys hiking in his spare time.

Designations & Certifications: PhD Comp. Sci., AWS Solutions Architect

Dennis Oudijk

Kurt Hundeck

Senior Consultant

Kurt is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with twenty years of experience developing and securing software systems. He has attended many security conferences (DEFCON, Blackhat, HOPE) and is continuously learning. Kurt is eager to see your code and to help you navigate the complex topic of Application Security

Designations & Certifications: CISSP, GCSA

Jared Meit

Jared Meit

Application Security Consultant, LinkedIn

Jared has always had a passion for taking things apart, learning how they work, and forgetting how to put them back together. He brings more than 12 years of professional software development, and a zeal for all things security. His AppSec experience at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms informs the deep level of care and scrutiny that he applies to all projects.

Designations & Certifications: OSWE

Jared Meit

Jordan Sherman

Application Security Consultant
LinkedIn

Jordan brings over 8 years of experience as a software engineer in FinTech. As an AppSec consultant, he is passionate about secure coding, pentesting and DevSecOps. With his wealth of experience, and a bucket of the finest single-origin coffee, Jordan is eager to help you secure your companies’ most valuable assets.

Designations & Certifications: OSWE

Jared Meit

Danylo Lapin

Application Security Consultant
LinkedIn

Danylo is an experienced software engineer with advanced skills in penetration testing, and application security. Building the apps is one of his favorite activities, but his “real” passion is Cyber Security . As a hacker in nature, he is always eager for new challenges, the solution of which will make your company safer.

Designations & Certifications: OSEP

Meet Our
Advisory Board
Dominic Rubino

Dominic Rubino

LinkedIn

Dominic is a serial entrepreneur, having started, bootstrapped, built and sold a number of companies in fields such as construction, pharmaceuticals, real estate, franchising and business advisory services. He believes in building high performing teams held together with a strong culture and simple systems.

 

Goran Kimovski

Goran Kimovski (Kima)

LinkedIn

Kima is a software industry veteran with 20+ years of experience building products & solutions on a variety of technology platforms. He is also a successful entrepreneur, co-founding and leading TriNimbus, a major Canadian AWS consulting business, through rapid growth and acquisitions by Onica and later Rackspace that enabled the business to become the largest AWS partner in North America.

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