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Zyad Nabbus – Principal


Mr. Zyad Nabbus is the founder of DataLock Consulting Group. He has over 11 years of experience in the cyber security field. Prior to founding DataLock Consulting Group, Mr. Nabbus was a security consultant primarily focusing on Government clients.  Mr. Nabbus’ experience mainly focuses on managing and performing Vulnerability Assessments and Gap Analysis based on various Cybersecurity frameworks. More recently Mr. Nabbus has been helping organizations develop and implement cyber security programs.  He has performed this work for many Federal Agencies and Commercial clients. He is also well versed in FedRAMP and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard.  Mr. Nabbus holds a Bachelor’s in Information Technology from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in Applied Information Technology.   He holds several certifications to include the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and the Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP).

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Emad Nabbus – Principal


Mr. Emad Nabbus is a Senior Executive with over 17 years of experience in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. He joined DataLock Consulting Group in 2020 as a Principal, responsible for providing Cybersecurity consulting services to DataLock’s clients as well as being responsible for the overall operations of the company. He has a wide range of Cybersecurity expertise. He started his career as a systems administrator and expanded to Cybersecurity consulting. After his stint in consulting, he decided enter into Public Service where he worked for various Departments and Agencies. He started out as a Security Architect at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He moved on to the Department of Energy (DOE) where he was placed in charge of developing an enterprise Cybersecurity risk management program and was the Energy liaison for the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigations (CDM) Program. After working for the DOE, he worked for a financial regulator where he continued his duties as a liaison to DHS and built out several programs within the Cybersecurity program to include vulnerability management, Cybersecurity awareness training, phishing, privileged access management and various other programs. He was also responsible for briefing his programs to the head of the Agency as well as Senior Executives within the Agency. For each of his roles in the Government, he was also tasked with being the Department/Agency representative at interagency meetings, providing input into Government wide Cybersecurity programs.

Mr. Nabbus is also considered a thought leader in the area of Cybersecurity. He is a named co-author of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-63-1 and 800-63-2, Electronic Authentication Guideline and has provided input to other NIST SPs such as NIST SP 800-79, Guidelines for the Certification and Accreditation of PIV Card Issuing Organizations and NIST SP 800-53 rev 1, Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from George Mason University and a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications. He holds several certifications to include the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). He also holds several certificates from Splunk. Mr. Nabbus’ experience as a security consultant and as a Government employee for several different Federal Government Departments and Agencies brings a unique knowledgebase to help our customers solve their Cybersecurity problems.

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