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Put Synergy in Action to Maximize Your Microsoft Security Investment

Streamline and strengthen exchanges between data governance, compliance and security to reduce duplication of effort and improve overall efficiency.

Breaking Down Silos

The Importance of Data Governance, Compliance, and Security Integration

Today, businesses are struggling to understand their business risks and and continuously strengthen their security posture. One of the main reasons for this is that data governance, compliance and security are often siloed. Lack of coordination and collaboration among these functions is challenging businesses with blind spots, missed threats, and gaps in security.

With Difenda’s Microsoft Purview Professional services, we help businesses use data to understand their business risks and continuously strengthen their security posture. Enabling you to streamline security maturity and make faster business decisions pragmatically. Streamlining these processes reduces duplication of effort, and improves overall efficiency, leading to better data quality, increased security, and compliance.

Microsoft Purview Professional Services
Information Protection & Governance
Built For Microsoft Customers

Enable the Information Governance Tools You Already Own With Microsoft Purview

Security Domain Specialization

As an early and leading innovator in supporting solutions available within Microsoft Purview we leverage a Microsoft Advanced Specialization in Information Protection.

Global Scale

A worldwide leader in providing advisory services for digital management solutions, and we are a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Security. We help organizations overcome the checkbox approach to risk and compliance with comprehensive data.

Consolidated Partner Strategy

Streamline and optimize your entire system to achieve strategic goals and enhance overall business performance. Difenda specializes in Microsoft Sentinel, the Defender ecosystem and Microsoft Purview deployments.

What You Can Expect

Transforming Businesses With Data-Driven Insights


What Our Customers Are Saying

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IT Manager

“Difenda’s solution helped us improve security, and compliance, with data. Their holistic approach enabled us to identify and mitigate risks, streamline processes, and maintain compliance with ease. Their ability to utilize and integrate with our existing Microsoft products has been a true game-changer. We’re now confident in our ability to protect sensitive data and maintain compliance with regulations in a way we never were before.”



“Difenda’s Microsoft Purview service has greatly improved the way we do business. By improving collaboration across our teams, we’re now able to proactively identify and mitigate risks, while remaining creative and agile in responding to emerging threats. Their use of data to support security decisions along with their team’s extensive knowledge and support has been invaluable for our security maturity.”

Take The First Step:

Information Protection & Governance FAQ

Information security and data governance are both important aspects of managing and protecting data within an organization, but they have different focuses.

Information security focuses on protecting data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification, or destruction. It involves the use of technology, policies, and procedures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Information security aims to protect against cyber threats.

Data governance, on the other hand, is the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of data. It involves creating policies, procedures, and standards for data management, defining data ownership and accountability, and ensuring compliance with regulations and standards. Data governance aims to ensure that data is used effectively and efficiently, and that it is protected throughout its lifecycle.

Microsoft Purview allows organizations to discover, classify, and manage their data assets, making it easier to govern data in compliance with regulations and policies.

It does this by providing tools for data discovery, classification, and mapping, which can help identify sensitive data and ensure that it’s properly protected. The technology also supports data lineage tracking and automated data cataloging, which can help organizations understand the context and relationships between their data assets.

Microsoft Purview’s information protection solution can help protect sensitive data and intellectual property by providing automated classification and labelling of data, applying persistent protection to files. With Microsoft Purview, organizations can protect sensitive information such as financial data, intellectual property, personal identifiable information (PII), and sensitive business information from unauthorized access, disclosure, and misuse. It can also help organizations comply with data privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.

Awards And certifications

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Ken Perkins

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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

Biography Coming Soon