Azgard Group is a certified Veteran-Owned Disadvantaged Small Business providing superior and cost-effective cyber security and information technology services, solutions, training, and consulting to commercial and government clients since 2012. Azgard is dedicated to securing our nation and your business.
We work with organizations that rely on their IT network, business operating systems data, computers, software, and physical structures to be secure and safe from cyberattacks or security threats. Unlike large technology providers and government contractors that fit companies into their approach with generic services and solutions, Azgard has in-depth knowledge of each market we serve, and we tailor our approach and the services and technologies needed to ensure we meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Azgard Group’s cyber and IT team consists of professionals with both military and federal backgrounds, as well as extensive experience servicing both government and commercial cyber and technology programs.
Azgard is a prime holder of the following contract vehicles:
GSA Schedule 70
Cage Code: 6Z2L9
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of Azgard Group, Mr. Brown is responsible for driving Azgard’s vision, strategy and execution. Mr. Brown brings over 20 years of experience in the Cyber Security and Information Technology sectors, performing risk assessments, cyber investigations, and managing cyber operations in senior leadership roles for the public and private sectors.
He served seven years in the Marine Corps supporting the aviation operations at the Marine Corps Base Cherry Point located in North Carolina and supported the IT requirements for the Programs and Resources Division located at the Pentagon. His attention to details earned him the respect of his peers and leadership positions, and from his hands-on experience and successes, he developed a passion for cyber and technical operations. During his time as a Department of Defense (DoD) supervisor, he was a part of a tiger team responsible for rewriting DoD Instruction to incorporate cyber activities into Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) inspections. Mr. Brown assisted in the operational improvement of a wireless detection system that can locate cellular and Wi-Fi devices within facilities or within a location perimeter. He pioneered the implementation of the first wireless location system in a federal facility.
Mr. Brown managed a TSCM division for a DoD agency conducting missions both overseas and throughout the United States. During that time, he created a cyber counterintelligence (CI) program for the DoD agency. The cyber CI program ran parallel missions with the TSCM division, which resulted in comprehensive security assessments and proactive cyber management capabilities. These assessments resulted in effective solutions being developed to strengthen the overall security of critical assets and customer data.
Following his successful DoD career, Mr. Brown joined forces with one of the most recognized TSCM practitioners on the East coast, Howard Johnson of TSCM Security Services LLC. He performed both TSCM and Cyber activities with TSCM Security Services and secured contracts with the Department of Education and commercial businesses for the company.
In 2012 Mr. Brown founded the cyber security firm Azgard Group, to help organizations achieve a cyber security program that will assist and protect all of their critical assets from cyber threats. The company’s goal is to ensure all organizations acquire the necessary cyber security platforms needed to safeguard their information and protect their IT and business operations assets from current and future threats.
Mr. Brown has protected critical cyber environments worth millions of dollars by developing dynamic and efficient programs, processes, and protocols, as well as identifying and implanting best-of-breed cyber technical solutions. He understands that one size does not fit all businesses or agencies, and uses his experience in government, airports, schools, and commercial markets to customize the services and solutions Azgard provides, as well as stay one step ahead of the ever evolving cyberattack environment faced by clients to provide them with advice and solutions to address new internal and external threats quickly and effectively.
Director of Business Development
Mr. Butler serves as the Director of Business Development for Azgard Group, leading the sales and partnership efforts for the company. Mr. Butler brings 30 years of experience leading the strategic and operational areas for several companies and government contractors, paving the way for successful revenue growth and corporate acquisitions. He supports Azgard Group with strategic direction, business development initiatives, as well as identifying and building alliances with vetted and value added small and large business teaming partners that support the overall business growth goals of the company.
He recently served as Vice President for Saber Technologies where he led the business development efforts and was Business Development Director of Intel & Cyber Services for AKAL, helping both companies achieve revenue growth goals. Prior to AKAL, he was a consultant for the Defense Consulting Service (DCS) and worked with DCS leadership on business growth strategies centered on market development and penetration, and other alternative channels.
Prior to working for Akal, Mr. Butler served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CentreMega Corporation. He provided critical strategic direction and oversaw all facets of leadership, management, and business development for this leading global multi-disciplinary consulting firm that offers a suite of support services to its clients. He is a tenacious and diligent executive who leads by example and firmly believes that giving people the opportunity to be successful is the secret for a company to thrive even through the most difficult times. True enough, this people-focused leader takes pride in his track record of building successful companies through tactically leading people to deliver the best outcome possible. Equipped with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, along with his visionary leadership abilities, he has provided hands-on supervision to numerous professionals and large organizations across the globe.
Prior to working at CentreMega Corporation (CMC), Tony Butler co-owned and established ZKD, INC. As the President and Director of Operations, he seamlessly directed day-to-day operations and business development activities of the company providing intelligence, airport security, and linguist services with an annual revenue of $60M and 400 employees in 10 locations worldwide. Mr. Butler has also been a Program Manager at the Defense Intelligence Agency and Deputy Director of Contract Management Office where he managed 400 contractors at 22 global locations. Additionally, he administered all aspects of physical and personnel security for 300 personnel assigned throughout the United States as the Security Director of Zel Technologies. He was able to expertly carry out evaluation of security vulnerabilities to ensure accurate corrective actions were implemented so as not to compromise classified information.
His successful career comprises a 26-year Air Force career handling ever-increasing positions of responsibility and management. He was a top Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Air Combat Command Inspector General. Additionally, he demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge on security management as he conducted thorough assessments of law enforcement and physical security systems, which resulted in developing effective security countermeasures for assets worth more than $160B.
Director of Cyber Operations
Mr. Turner is responsible for cyber operations at Azgard, including managing all cyber program implementations, ensuring clients are 100% satisfied with the results generated.
Mr. Turner has eight years of Cyber security experience encompassing all aspects of the discipline. His most recent endeavor has been working with the United States Marine Corps to establish an Insider Threat Hub. Prior to supporting USMC, he was a part of the USMC C4 Cybersecurity White team. He was tasked to perform random and coordinated assessments of USMC networks in accordance with the DISA CCRI guidelines.
Prior to his USMC work, Mr. Turner was a Systems Engineer assigned to NSWC Dahlgren Division. While working for the Navy, he and a small team or two managed six different networks from the ground up where he learned to thrive in a high demand, high stress environment. What Mr. Turner consistently brings to the table, regardless of the challenge, is an innovative and fresh view for assessing technical challenges and overcoming them head on to produce results for clients.
Director of Administration / Project Manager