New on Marketplace! Microsoft IP & G

Data is today’s most sought-after resource powering the global economy – making it the biggest target of unscrupulous attackers around the world. But your data is also at risk from employees using non-approved applications, unsecured devices, or accidentally sending sensitive information to the wrong person. Limited visibility of your data and its location causes many challenges when trying to protect it. 

Microsoft makes it easier to find, protect, and manage your organization’s data across the entire Microsoft environment and beyond. They have invested in built-in protection tools, unified management processes, intelligent data and extensible security capabilities to ensure your organization’s ability to stay secure over time.  

While these solutions provide Microsoft customers with unmatched value and flexibility, the number and complexity of these tools can be intimidating and confusing. As a Microsoft Security Partner, we are in a unique position to consolidate and integrate these security tools into one offer: Microsoft IP & G. 

Uncover the key benefits of Microsoft IP & G by downloading the One Paper.  

Difenda’s team noticed that increasingly complex compliance regulations were causing many organizations with Microsoft Security E5 licenses to struggle with:  

  • Requirements gathering, 
  • Aggregated data governance visibility, 
  • Overworked or under-skilled information workers, and 
  • Lack of automation capabilities.  

Difenda can help you overcome these challenges and navigate heavily regulated industries such as the public sector, manufacturing, retail and financial institutions. We can assist with maximizing your Microsoft Security capabilities within your existing license and meet aggressive audit and license renewal timelines.  

With Microsoft IP & G, you can discover, classify, and protect sensitive information wherever it lives or travels. Download our latest customer win! 

How it works

Regardless of where you are with your Microsoft Information Protection & Governance journey, Difenda can help you design, implement, and manage it with minimal effort and maximum results. 

This new consulting service will provide your organization with custom solutions. Difenda’s certified Microsoft Security experts will learn more about your organization and then will make recommendations on how to use Microsoft Security products, such as Microsoft Entra and Purview, to implement a robust solution that will meet your business needs, along with best practices in security.  

How Difenda will help your organization work through your Information Protection and Governance needs in this assessment: 

  • Know Your Organization: Review policies, processes, controls, inventory, design, and desired outcomes 
  • Know Your Data: Data discovery and classification assisted by machine learning  
  • Protect Your Data: Implement policies, labels, and related processes 
  • Prevent Data Loss: Leverage tools like DLP and CASB to detect and block exfiltration 
  • Govern Your Data: Create effective data retention and records management programs 
  • Manage Your Program: Continuously execute, monitor, manage, and improve IP&G activities 

To learn more about how you can improve your Information Protection & Governance program with less effort, download our eBook!  

Microsoft IP & G can be added to any of Difenda’s managed services to further support your organization on your Microsoft Security journey.

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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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