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About Very Good Security

Very Good Security is on a mission to protect the world’s sensitive data, enabling innovation while ensuring security and privacy.

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Very Good Security Named to the 2020 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups

New Paradigm for Data Security

A New Paradigm for Data Security

VGS eliminates the need for customers to hold sensitive data by decoupling and insulating customer systems and applications from sensitive data. Data collected via VGS is segmented, aliased, and stored in secure vaults until needed. For customers, this removes much of their data liability while drastically reducing their risk exposure and compliance responsibility. Additionally, with VGS, customers can manage how third parties interact with sensitive customer data without worrying about data breaches. This makes compliances like PCI, SOC 2, and HIPAA fast and easy. VGS simplifies what was once an almost insurmountable problem: how to enable data security while accelerating business growth.

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Protecting Privacy, Supporting Innovation

VGS is committed to helping consumers keep their sensitive information out of the wrong hands. By providing easy-to-implement data security options for emerging technology companies, VGS is fostering growth in a variety of industry sectors. With VGS assuming the liability and fast-tracking compliance, companies are able to close more key deals in a shorter timeframe. VGS is at the forefront of security innovation, protecting data in all formats including PDFs, images, emails, and voice calls.

Protecting Privacy

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We help customers innovate by making it easier and safer to operate on and share sensitive data.

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Meet Our Founders

In 2015, Mahmoud Abdelkader and Marshall Jones were approached by a number of fintech companies keen to find a way to secure sensitive data rapidly so they could fast-track PCI compliance audits and get to market quickly. Abdelkader and Jones met these aggressive deadlines and the results impressed not only the clients, but also their PCI auditors.

Mahmoud Abdelkader

Mahmoud Abdelkader

CEO / Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur and a highly skilled engineer, Mahmoud is the heart and soul of VGS. Previously, CTO and co-founder at Balanced, designed automated product matching systems at Milo.com (acquired by eBay), and was building high-frequency trading systems for Wachovia Securities, a part of Wells Fargo. With a Wall Street experience and natural business instincts, Mahmoud has started Very Good Security with a determination to disrupt fintech and security industries.

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones

CTO / Co-founder

Marshall Jones is a co-founder and CTO of Very Good Security. He is a seasoned engineer who has built countless products in the fintech industry. Formerly VP of Engineering at Balanced, a payment system for marketplaces, Marshall knows all the ins and outs of setting up engineering processes from the ground up, building a scalable product infrastructure, and growing effective engineering teams.

Why We Started VGS

As both customers and auditors began referring Abdelkader and Jones’ team to more and more companies, Abdelkader and Jones began looking for ways to scale the business while also improving their security method. Was there a way to secure the data, take it out of scope of liability, and still allow it to be used and exchanged? There was. Their solution became Very Good Security, a new type of data security company with a revolutionary way for companies to secure data.