Gus Fritschie serves as a vice president of SeNet International. Gus has been involved in the field of information security for almost 20 years. He began his career in information technology (IT) as a system administrator for a growing financial company. It was there that he gained a fundamental understanding of all aspects of IT, including network security.
He then joined the information security consulting practices of both KPMG and Deloitte & Touche. He led and performed numerous vulnerability assessments and penetration tests in support of financial audits, and other compliance-related efforts. Clients included Fortune 500 companies, civilian agencies, and DOD.
In his role at SeNet , Gus has led several large-scale projects. Some of these projects included enterprise-wide vulnerability assessments for multiple government and commercial clients, management of the certification and accreditation (C&A) efforts, and Web application penetration tests.
Eight years ago he transitioned a significant portion of his practice into the gaming sector. Since then he has established himself and SeNet as the IT security leader in in gaming. He has supported a number of clients across the gaming spectrum from iGaming operators, land-based casinos, gaming manufacturer, lotteries, tribal gaming, and daily fantasy sports.
Gus has performed research into the security of online gaming and has presented his findings at security conferences such as DefCon 2011& 2017, HackerCon 2011, DerbyCon 2012, iGaming North America 2015, and NASPL 2015, 2016, 2017. He has also presented at numerous government agencies on a wide variety of information security topics. He has also written articles discussing the need for security in online gaming for publications such as Global Gaming Business.
Ilan Katz – Vice President
Ilan Katz, , serves as vice president. In this role, Mr. Katz is responsible for corporate development and strategic leadership of the organization. He also mentors and advises SeNet staff members on professional and career issues. Prior to SeNet, Mr. Katz served in a number of technology management positions with systems integrator I-Net Inc. and Internet service provider UUNet, among others.
Mr. Katz graduated from Virginia Tech with a Masters degree in Computer Science. He also possesses an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. With over 20 years of experience at all levels of the Information Technology (IT) services and government contracting industries, Mr. Katz acquired expertise in IT security technology and Federal security regulations, which he applied in numerous consulting engagements with SeNet’s federal and private-sector clients. He maintains strong relations with the leading vendors in the information security arena and is often consulted by market research firms, vendors and customers.
Toly Kozushin – Senior Advisor
Toly Kozushin, co-founder of SeNet International Corporation, serves as a senior advisor after retiring. Mr. Kozushin holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Electronics, both from a Moscow, Russia technical school. Mr. Kozushin has over 30 years of experience in video, data and voice telecommunications, strong industry and technical knowledge, analytical ability, and solid organizational and managerial skills. His specific expertise is in the areas of business requirements assessment, systems architecture and management, government and commercial contract management, engineering management, and product development. While at I-NET, Inc. of Bethesda, MD, Mr. Kozushin provided technical leadership on a large number of government and commercial bids with a win rate of over 50%. He played key roles in large-scale outsourcing bids including due diligence, pricing, transition planning and implementation. He assisted a number of Fortune 500 clients in strategic planning of their IT infrastructure, and in the development of IT architecture.
At Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. of Atlanta, GA, Mr. Kozushin was one of the originators of the company’s consumer products business line that included CATV set-top terminals.
Mr. Kozushin has served on multiple standards groups such as IEEE, ANSI and ISO. He is one of the authors of the IEEE 802 series of standards. He holds three patents and has authored over 20 papers. Among Mr. Kozushin’s clients are several US Government agencies (USDA, INS, DISA, DOJ, US Navy, etc.), Melville Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Chemical Bank, Norfolk Southern Corporation, St. John Health System, Ralcorp, and many more.