About Vancord

Vancord, a CT-based cybersecurity services company, is a division of TBNG Inc.

Vancord is committed to delivering solutions that emphasize security fundamentals over complexity.

We work with our customers to determine a level of security that is appropriate and tailor our solutions to meet the unique requirements of our clients.

Vancord was built around the idea that good security is born out of sound operational practices and education, not out of complicated products and niche security solutions. The alignment of Vancord and TBNG Consulting, as divisions of TBNG, Inc., have proven to be extremely valuable for clients that want to work with a vendor that can deliver both security solutions and supporting infrastructure projects.

Our Mission

Vancord was founded upon the guiding principles that information security is born of sound fundamentals, mature operational practices, and is a shared organizational responsibility. It is our core belief at Vancord that listening closely to our clients and working collaboratively will yield the best possible results. By deeply understanding your needs, we can ensure the delivery of solutions that are uniquely beneficial to your business and constituents.

We seek to become your trusted information security partner. By adhering to our core guiding principles during every engagement, we are confident that we will achieve that goal and in doing so, distinguish ourselves from other information security services companies.

Our Team

Vancord staff have a well-established background in developing solutions that consider both the business and technology space. We have expertise in information security, identity management, vulnerability management, incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity, security policy development.
Jason Pufahl
Jason Pufahl
VP Security Services
Matt Fusaro
Matt Fusaro
Senior Security Engineer
Steve Maresca
Steve Maresca
Senior Security Engineer
Russell Jancewicz
Russell Jancewicz
Senior Security Engineer
Aaron LaPointe
Aaron LaPointe
Service Account Executive
Suzanne Pare
Suzanne Pare
Operations Administrator
Mike Lang
Mike Lang
Senior Security Engineer
Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers
Senior Security Engineer
RobMcWilliams
Rob McWilliams
Data Privacy Consultant
Jason Pufahl
Jason Pufahl
VP Security Services
  • Previous Chief Information Security Officer – University of Connecticut
  • 20 years of infrastructure and information security experience
  • Founded Connecticut Higher Education Roundtable for Information Security (CHERIS)
  • Background in risk management, disaster recovery, identity management, security policy and regulatory compliance, security analytics, security awareness and training

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Matt Fusaro
Matt Fusaro
Senior Security Engineer
  • 10 years with TBNG as Director of IT
  • Founding member of Vancord
  • Co- Founded Zentific, a virtualization security company
  • Background in network security, virtualization, project management and network infrastructure consulting
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Steve Maresca
Steve Maresca
Senior Security Engineer
  • 10 years of information security focus in higher education and corporate
  • Founding member of Vancord
  • Founded Zentific, a virtualization security company
  • Background in incident response, forensics, large-scale data analysis, identity management and virtualization
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Russell Jancewicz
Russell Jancewicz
Senior Security Engineer
  • 10 years of information security focus in higher education and corporate
  • Founding member of Vancord
  • Security researcher in encryption and voting technology
  • Co-Founded Zentific, a virtualization security company
  • Background in software development, incident response, forensics, identity management and virtualization
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Aaron LaPointe
Aaron LaPointe
Service Account Executive
  • 7 years of information security focus in higher education and corporate
  • Founding member of Vancord
  • Background in incident response, forensics, vulnerability management, firewall management, and virtualization
  • USMC Veteran - Communications Specialist
  • 20-year Firefighter/Paramedic for East Hartford Fire Dept

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Suzanne Pare
Suzanne Pare
Operations Administrator

Suzanne Pare is the Vancord Operations Expert. She has a diverse background that includes IT management, project budgeting, financial tracking, marketing, content development, and communications.


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Mike Lang
Mike Lang
Senior Security Engineer
  • 20 years of information security focus in higher education
  • Background in security architecture, incident response, forensics, network security
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler and Forensic Analyst (GCIH, GCFA)
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Ian Rogers
Ian Rogers
Senior Security Engineer
  • Ten years of experience as an Information Security Analyst in higher education
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler with expertise in incident response, system forensics, and log analysis
  • Active researcher applying machine learning techniques to efficiently answer questions regarding large data sets
  • Background in architecting large log aggregation and business intelligence deployments, advanced Splunk administration
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RobMcWilliams
Rob McWilliams
Data Privacy Consultant
  • 30-year career with global information and technology businesses
  • Former Vice President and Data Privacy Officer at Thomson Financial
  • CIPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/Europe)
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

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