Meet Difenda Shield

A modular approach to cybersecurity that keeps you protected

Difenda Shield is an integrated cybersecurity suite of modules that gives companies the tools they need to stay vigilant, agile, and collaborative.

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Supported by industry-leading platforms

Difenda is a proud Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security and offers specialized expertise with Microsoft Sentinel and the additional security products from the M365 E5 licensing model (Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure AD, Defender for Servers, etc.)

Difenda Shield offers enhanced security that leverages the world’s most popular technology suite.

The Difenda Shield Difference

Our Difenda Shield platform is designed to provide customers with a streamlined ‘SecOps-as-a-Service’ experience through highly automated and orchestrated processes based on proprietary integrations with Microsoft 365 services and other supporting industry-leading security technologies.

We are a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security that’s highly specialized in Microsoft 365 security service design, implementation, and operations. Difenda provides customer cyber program support through its Cyber Advisory and Offensive Security services.

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See the Entire Picture with the Difenda Portal

Every Difenda Shield customer can use the Difenda Shield Portal, a powerful web-based platform where you can interact with various aspects of threats, make changes to requests, and gain enhanced visibility into your cybersecurity solutions.

Our Difenda Shield dashboards allow you to:

Automatically pull, store, and report on monitored assets, daily threat events, and service requests.

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What can you achieve with Difenda Shield?

Real-Time Threat Reports

Understand current threats against your environment at-a-glance with security event reports.

Threat Profiling

Add valuable business context to your security operations by sharing asset details with the Difenda Shield.

Enterprise-Wide Visibility

Break down visibility silos between roles, departments, regions, and even subsidiary organizations with reporting capabilities
Historical Data

Make informed decisions and satisfy audit requests at the same time with a rich archive of historical security data accessible via the Difenda Shield portal. The flexible interface also allows for easy sorting, filtering, and export of data as needed.

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Secure Access Management

The Difenda Shield customer portal supports Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), ensuring your sensitive security data is only ever accessed by authorized personnel and only on a need-to-know basis.

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Service Request Management

Service requests can be created and updated from within the Difenda Shield customer portal providing customers a convenient way to ensure the Difenda Shield is delivering maximum value at all times.

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A unified approach to cybersecurity isn’t optional today

An effective cybersecurity strategy requires adopting a unified approach that targets the people, processes, and technologies you rely on—and is informed by both technical and business context.

Difenda Shield offers a comprehensive and forward-looking suite of cybersecurity solutions that streamlines security service delivery into a single, fully-integrated solution. Stay protected with advanced vulnerability management, governance, risk, and compliance, and monitoring, detection, and response through a fully integrated and seamless SecOps as a Service model. 


What Our Clients Say

Security Operations
“Difenda has always been responsive to my needs as a cybersecurity leader, whether it is picking up the phone immediately, getting people to help in the middle of the night, or immediately escalating threats, they have always been there.“

Information Security
"You know that if you do need them, they are there to support you. Right now, I'm a team of one. So, I leverage them for me to do the [work they're doing], I don't have the cycles."

Security Operations
"Our VA program was stagnant and the only way to overcome the issue was to invest in more technologies which brought on more challenges. Difenda’s approach to their advanced vulnerability management service kept it simple & provided a continuous opportunity to stay ahead & focus on what was important for our company."
IT & Security
"Difenda has provided value by educating our board on the top challenges in the security industry. Not only did they share with us the roadmap of their ever evolving technologies but also worked with us to ensure our program was fit for future growth.

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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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