Difenda’s End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap 

Cybersecurity is inherently complex; its dynamic and spreads across a diverse array of systems and activities worldwide. Most businesses use dozens of security solutions and tools to manage their cybersecurity program. But, compiling so many tools into a large security stack not only complicates your management processes but can be very expensive. 

Microsoft spent many years developing the largest and most-advanced security ecosystem in the world. They invested in simplifying and accelerating every organization’s ability to stay secure regardless of their changing needs. As a Microsoft Cloud Partner, we are in a unique position to consolidate and integrate your security tools while maximizing your Microsoft Security investment. 

Uncover the key benefits of Microsoft Security by downloading our End-to-End Microsoft Roadmap One Paper. 

Over the past decade, our team noticed that increasingly complex security stacks were causing many businesses with Microsoft Security E3 or E5 licenses to experience trouble with:  

  • Optimizing their licensing spend 
  • Achieving specific security goals, and 
  • Integrating their security capabilities without losing previous custom development efforts.  

To resolve this, Difenda developed tools and systems in collaboration with Microsoft Security to consolidate and simplify your cybersecurity program. Including our new End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap which is designed to help you: 

  • Discover effective Microsoft products and services, 
  • Uncover technology you have already invested in, and  
  • Understand which Microsoft products and services address your technical and business needs. 

With the End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap, you can experience the adoption and maturation of nearly the entire suite of Microsoft Security Products. Download our latest customer win! 

How it works

Whether just getting started or already deployed, Difenda can help Microsoft customers decipher the complexities of Microsoft Security and develop tailored guidelines for your company to do more with less. With this comprehensive roadmap, you will discover your organizational threat landscape and gain visibility into your IT environment. This plan outlines your regulatory and compliance framework, security tools, gaps in controls, and current Microsoft Licenses. 

We then develop a plan with you to address any security gaps mapped to your Microsoft 365 Licensing, with a prioritized workstream to overcome any gaps or deficiencies. The roadmap workstreams are reviewed with the relevant stakeholders of your company and signed off by your senior sponsors. We then execute on the agreed roadmap workstreams while monitoring your organizational changes, IT environment, and threat landscapes for material changes.  

As your environment becomes more secure, we adjust the roadmap based on the material changes.  Difenda also offers an integrated cybersecurity suite of modules and managed services powered by Microsoft Security technologies. This suite, called the Difenda Shield, gives companies the tools they need to stay vigilant, agile, and collaborative. 

Bolster your security, not your workload. Download our End-to-End Microsoft Security eBook.

The key to cybersecurity in 2022 is doing more with less. By partnering with Difenda and Microsoft you: 

  • Consolidate your security stack,  
  • Optimize your Microsoft Licensing spend, and  
  • Decrease your security program’s total cost of ownership.  

Difenda’s End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap can help you wherever you are in your cybersecurity journey. Work with our Microsoft Security Experts on your Microsoft Security Roadmap here.  

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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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