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Difenda is recognized for championing diversity and inclusion, providing exceptional customer service, and embracing digital transformation utilizing Microsoft technology.
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We are a Microsoft Security Solutions Partner with Specializations in Cloud Security and Threat Protection. We are highly specialized in Microsoft 365 security service design, implementation, and operations.
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MXDR from Difenda goes beyond basic threat profiling and classification to detect all threats (known and zero-day), while our security experts also actively hunt new threats.
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City of Brampton enacts first-class security, reduces alert noise by 70% with Difenda

As the threat landscape is ever-evolving, companies are looking for ways to better their cyber defenses while being able to do more with less. For a city, this becomes even more difficult as they are not only managing a myriad of business functions, but also the needs of its citizens.

Learn how the City of Brampton partnered with us to gain a holistic perspective of their threat environment.The City of Brampton was able to not only establish proactive security posture, but also create a safer digital environment for all its citizens.

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Defend Against Threats ​ with SIEM Plus XDR Workshop

Ensure you are MXDR-ready with a Microsoft x Difenda exclusive workshop experience. Wherever you are on your cybersecurity journey, Difenda can help. With these fully funded Microsoft workshops, you’ll learn how to improve your security posture for tangible results with next-generation Microsoft Security tools that you’ve likely already invested in. Workshops are available by nomination from Difenda and customer eligibility.

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Unlock the full potential of the world’s most compelling technology suite

Drive more value out of your cybersecurity program, Microsoft solutions, and security workflows with a proven Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security with Advanced specialization in Cloud Security and Threat Protection, with advanced expertise in Microsoft’s cybersecurity products.


  • Advanced Specialization – Threat Protection
  • Advanced Specialization – Cloud Security
  • Security Solutions Partner 
    • MS-500, AZ-500, SC-200, SC-300, SC-400
    • MSCE, MCSA
  • Cloud Platform
  • Application Development

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  • CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, PCI Professional
  • PMP, ITIL, Certified Scrum Master
  • Microsoft Sentinel – Design and Implementation
  • Defender for Endpoint – Design and Implementation
  • Managed Extended Detection & Response (MXDR)
  • Managed Detection & Response for OT (MDR for OT)
  • Managed Endpoint Detection & Response (M-EDR)
  • Managed Security Information & Event Management (M-SIEM)
  • Managed Advanced Vulnerability Management (AVM)
  • End to End Microsoft Security Roadmap

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  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Microsoft Defender (Endpoint, Identity, Office 365, and Cloud Apps)
  • Azure Active Directory (AAD)
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud (formally Azure Security Center)
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)
  • Microsoft Purview Information Protection
  • Microsoft ICS/OT (CyberX)
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Difenda MXDR is Microsoft Verified

By achieving MXDR Solution Status, Difenda has proven its Security Operation Centers (SOC’s)  ability to deliver 24/7/365 proactive threat hunting, monitoring, and response capabilities all built on tight integrations with the Microsoft Security platform. Learn More >>

Tap into the full spectrum of the Difenda Shield cybersecurity suite

Implement a robust cybersecurity solution that keeps your business protected at all levels. Difenda MXDR is a fully managed and modular solution that integrates seamlessly with other components of Difenda Shield, including: 

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Building a best-in-class cybersecurity program starts with Microsoft. Discover how you can leverage integration to achieve best practices with your Microsoft solutions while maintaining ownership of your Microsoft Sentinel deployment.


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Drive more value out of your cybersecurity program, Microsoft solutions, and security workflows with a proven Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security with advanced specialization Cloud Security, Threat Protection and in the entire Microsoft cybersecurity suite of products.

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Megan Miller

Megan Miller’s energy and passion for learning flow into all aspects of her work. As the Growth Manager, North America, she brings a background in sciences which she has transitioned to the tech sector in her role at Difenda.

With a Bachelors of Science in Geology, Megan is a lifelong learner who is voracious about learning anything she can get her hands on about cybersecurity. Her positive energy has built a sales strategy with a focus on expanding in the United States while nurturing the Canadian presence. She is responsible for recruiting and training the sales team. Together with the company’s leadership, she creates the sales process and the company’s product strategy in order to better serve the customer base. This ensures that our customers have a highly trained and highly motivated team to help them every step of the way, Megan has completed Microsoft SC-900 training and working towards mastering Microsoft.

Whether at work or play, Megan is fully committed. She took her love of hockey all the way to the semi-professional level as a competitive hockey player. Megan loves all things sports including water skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with family and reading about alternative energy, innovation, and cybersecurity.

Natasha Phanor

As the Microsoft Partner Manager at Difenda, Natasha Phanor is responsible for driving growth within our Microsoft Partnership. With six years in the industry, she offers a fresh, energetic approach, and the ability to focus on our customer’s needs throughout the entire process. Natasha has the innate ability to foresee customer needs and solve problems before they arise, which creates a smooth road for each customer she encounters.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Services Partner of the Year Award in 2018, it is clear that Natasha responds quickly to customer needs, creates a platform for understanding a customer’s business requirements, and walks them through the process to ensure their complete satisfaction.

In her spare time, Natasha is as energetic and passionate as she is on the job. A self-proclaimed foodie-extraordinaire, she enjoys dinner parties, traveling, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and reading. Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, from Ryerson University.

Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton is the perfect combination of human empathy and technological prowess. In her role as People Services Manager, she takes care of our team members to support them in their daily work, as well as on their personal life paths. Happy employees make for happy customers, and Lisa excels in giving our employees the tools they need for success in order to become the best possible versions of themselves. Along with employee formation, she shines in the service delivery support domain to continuously improve the process. Her 24 years of experience in IT Operations and Service Management help her create quality and efficiency at Difenda.

Having attended the Information Systems Management certificate program at Ryerson University, and with various other certifications to her credit, Lisa is perceptive and innovative when it comes to information technology, but also sensitive to the needs of her human constituents. Responsible for achieving the first privately owned company HDI Support Center certification in Canada, she has also designed and implemented Service Management excellence programs and 24×7 IT Operations departments for multiple IT organizations, and has created corporate rewards and recognition programs to keep her employees engaged and motivated.

On the personal side, Lisa passionately supports the cause of breast cancer research, having lost her mother to the disease. She reads voraciously in her spare time, and enjoys the art of home renovation. The summer months also bring time on her boat and exploring new hiking trails.

Miranda McCurdy

Miranda McCurdy uses her myriad super powers in all aspects of her job and personal life. As the Marketing Director at Difenda, Miranda McCurdy brings over a decade of experience to the table, which includes expertise in all facets of operations, brand management, and content marketing, as well as a multitude of successful strategies for the ever-expanding digital world. She is an expert at simplifying the message the company is trying to send, filling in gaps in the information, and strengthening the content in order to create compelling narratives that strengthen the brand and developing programs that bring teams together.

With several Addy Awards issued by the American Advertising Federation Cleveland to her credit, and her never say die attitude, Miranda understands both the broader picture and the minute details that are needed to successfully market a product. With her abilities to harness both the talent needed to spread the message, as well as to create the message itself, she is an integral cog in the company’s ability to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.

When she is not building a brand, she shares her ability to fill the gaps in her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Charleston Food Bank. In her spare time, Miranda spends time with her family, enjoys fitness and health, paddle boarding, reading, and arts and crafts.

Juliana Zaremba

Connections are the name of the game for Juliana Zaremba. As Strategic Partnerships Director, she is responsible for Difenda’s channel partnerships and the development and ownership of the channel partner program. She is also responsible for the global Microsoft Partnership, including the creation of strategic plans with MSFT contacts that will facilitate the continued growth of the business and establish certification and training protocols in all security technologies. Her role is multifaceted, as she acquires partners, manages relationships with them, and develops strategies that will provide cutting edge security solutions to our customer base. Another integral aspect of her job is to facilitate growth.

With a Bachelor’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and 14 years of experience from her previous roles at Herjavec Group and CDW, her cutting edge focus and ability to develop long-lasting relationships and strategies provides world class security solutions to our customer base.

Juliana thrives on connections outside of work as well. She is a philanthropist and contributor with Women4Change based in Hamilton. This group of local women is passionate about supporting local causes, and she focuses her efforts around Women in STEM. She is also a member of Club Italia in Niagara Falls and supports their youth events throughout the year.

When not managing the Microsoft Global partnership, Juliana enjoys reading, often reading several books at once. Juliana enjoys exploring the Niagara Escarpment with her family, as well as sharing meals and experiences with her extended family. Juliana’s competitive nature has her always trying new things, like Whoop band challenges and Peloton.

Jeffry Jacob

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