Years of Experience in Cybersecurity
Technical Security Certifications
CEO and Managing Partner
Manoj is an enterprise cybersecurity professional with over 16 years of industry experience. He has worked with many private sector companies to help them build best-in-class enterprise security solutions. Whether challenged to orchestrate the setup of security infrastructure for new IT operations, lead an aggressive turnaround and change management to strengthen the existing security infrastructure, or introduce technologies to support rapid growth, Manoj has consistently delivered strong results.
Manoj’s areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, fraud management and intervention, risk management, governance and risk compliance, managed security services, digital forensics, network infrastructure, and incident management.
Director, Cyber Advisory
Jeffry is a technology risk professional with over 18 years of industry experience. He specializes in information security governance, IT audit, and business continuity management in various sectors such as financial services, government/defense, healthcare, and consumer markets.
Jeffry’s wide set of responsibilities includes project management, account management, and practice management. He has developed strong interpersonal, presentation, and relationship management skills through many years of working in a consulting role. Jeffry is also an accomplished technical coach and trainer.
Senior Director, Cloud Security
Frank is a seasoned technology and security executive with global experience in commercial, telecommunications, and managed services sectors.
Before joining Difenda in 2017 as the leader of the Cloud Security practice, Frank was the head of managed services at a high profile MSSP where he expanded the managed infrastructure practice there to include a world-class Security Operations Centre and a DevOps practice supporting customers operating in public and hybrid Cloud configurations. Providing services to the standard of SSAE16, CSAE3402, SOC 1 and SOC 2, PCI DSS, and ISO certifications was a requirement in order to serve the many customers in regulated industries.
Frank spent the first 15 years of his career in the finance, insurance, and legal sectors, architecting, deploying, and managing Windows and Linux networks to high degrees of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Director, Cyber Operations
Deepak is an insightful, results-driven information security consultant. He has a fast-tracked operations management career marked by a demonstrated ability to build peak-performing teams and achieve cross-functional business objectives. As an ambassador of change, Deepak has successfully implemented several managed security services projects.
Deepak joined Difenda in August 2015 and brings more than 14 years of information security and risk management experience to the company. He was formerly managing the global security operations center as senior delivery manager at Paladion Networks, India. Deepak has consulted with many leading companies in Asia Pacific and the Middle East region in the areas of security consulting, security operations and information security audit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Mumbai University. Deepak is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and holds an ISO Lead Auditor designation from the British Standards Institution. He is also Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certified.
Chief Operating Officer
In his current position at Difenda, Tarik has been instrumental in creating financial rigor and a solid foundation for growth. Prior to working at Difenda, Tarik managed businesses in both the UK and Canada. He started his career in Scotland running a chain of retail stores. He then transitioned to managing a group of Budget Rent-a-Car locations in England. In Canada, Tarik was an executive producer responsible for finance and operations, and produced many TV shows and commercials. As a hobby, he manages a real estate portfolio.
Commander, Cyber Command Centre
Brice is an experienced IT and information security professional with a Canadian Forces background and over 20 years’ experience leading and developing security solutions; effectively managing risk in an ever changing environment. Brice specializes in offensive security; penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, red teaming and threat assessments. Brice also has extensive experience in the analysis and reverse engineering of malware and has participated in several international efforts to analyze and decipher sophisticated ransomware samples. Brice also has experience in the development of policies, procedures and standards relating to cybersecurity. Some of his experience highlights include:
Red Teaming: Targeted scenario creation and execution, Reconnaissance, client-side exploits, wireless attack vectors, hardware spear-phishing, and physical infiltration.
Penetration Testing and Security Assessments: External and internal penetration tests, Passive Information Gathering including profiling from the deep web, Active information gathering, Vulnerability Scanning, Windows and Linux buffer overflow exploitation, Privilege escalation, client side attacks, Web application attacks, Password Attacks, and AV evasion.
Cyber Security Education Program: Creation of custom security education training tools and supporting materials. Software Security Assurance Program: Planning and development of secure software development framework.
Tom is a senior executive with a proven track record of setting a strategic vision and ensuring world-class execution. Prior to his role at Difenda, Tom was Vice President, Software at IBM. With solid business acumen, he is an expert in building and managing a high-performance culture. Tom consistently delivers exceptional results and grows market share through a customer-centric approach. He has a talent for quickly identifying issues, creating executable action plans, and driving a sense of urgency. Tom is currently an executive advisor, business coach, and advisory board member specializing in business strategy and execution, sales and marketing excellence, and mentoring.
Difenda was established by former military intelligence professionals with real-world cyber warfare experience. We have the skills, talent, expertise, cutting-edge technology, and advanced capabilities to defend your organization from harm.
With the quickest response times in the industry, we’re dedicated to excellent customer service. Our team has extensive global incident response experience and guarantees breach team deployment within 30 minutes 24/7.
Our intelligence experts take into account your diverse range of security concerns and adapt our solutions to fit your needs. With services available on-demand, our team wastes no time hunting for threats and securing your operations.
We maintain a commitment to long-term strategic partnerships with our clients. By combining our expertise with the technology and support of our industry-leading partners, we offer the most effective and integrated solutions.
Our unique insights into the cyber threat landscape allow us to pursue emerging opportunities and move the industry forward. We have expertise in cutting-edge technology and advanced proprietary intelligence capabilities.
As thought leaders and educators in the cyber crime and cybersecurity landscape, our analysts are relentlessly on alert to protect you against cyber threats. With a keen awareness of emerging threats and attacks, Difenda is ever ready and first to respond.