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For the Second Consecutive Year, Difenda Wins Three Global InfoSec Awards


Jun 5, 2022

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Difenda Wins Most Innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service Provider, Market Leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Editor’s Choice award for Vulnerability Management at the 10th Annual Global InfoSec Awards at #RSAC 2022.

JUNE 6, 2022- Difenda is proud to announce we have won the following awards from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine:

  • Most Innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service Provider
  • Market Leader Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • Editor’s Choice Vulnerability Management
Thank you to Derek Nugent and Juliana Zaremba for receiving these awards on behalf of Difenda!

Most Innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service Provider Award

Our MDR service stands out in part because it is powered by the world’s most compelling security technology platform: the Microsoft Security suite. Difenda MDR offers an enterprise-grade suite of managed threat detection and response services that unifies your people, processes, and technologies, guaranteeing that every interaction is safe and visible—and making sure you have the right systems in place to respond to potential threats faster. Difenda MDR allows customers to simplify their security processes with an integrated cybersecurity suite that leverages Azure Sentinel, Microsoft Defender, and any other Microsoft security services in use at the organization to provide proactive and ongoing protection.

Supported Technologies (out-of-the-box)

  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Azure Security Center
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)
  • Microsoft Defender (Azure, Endpoint, Server, Office)
  • Microsoft Information Protection (MIP)

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Market Leader Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Award

Difenda GRC  allows customers to build a strong cybersecurity program by continuously managing and optimizing each component of their governance, risk, and compliance programs. Visualize and optimize the complex relationships between your people, processes, and technologies with full GRC visibility using delegable attestation workflows, expert-facilitated knowledge transfer workshops, support from our cyber GRC analysts, real-time dashboards, and a highly-automated cloud-native solution.

Our GRC Frameworks

  • Center for Internet Security (CIS)
  • International Standards Organization (ISO) / International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST)
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI)
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

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Editor’s Choice Vulnerability Management Award

Difenda AVM is another component of the Difenda Shield that minimizes the likelihood and severity of potential exploits by monitoring, detecting, and prioritizing the remediation of critical vulnerabilities and configuration issues. 

Difenda AVM offers a strategic approach to vulnerability management that leverages machine learning, business intelligence, and real-time operational and management dashboards that allow remediation teams to focus and address true areas of risk in technologically complex environments. This allows a focus on potential risks in complex environments. Difenda AVM is designed to streamline every core aspect of vulnerability management, including regular vulnerability scans, implementation of secure configuration standards, prioritized remediation of detected vulnerabilities, and deployment of operating system and software patches.

“Our whole team at Difenda is dedicated to continuous innovation of our Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and Advanced Vulnerability Management (AVM) services to meet today’s growing cybersecurity risk landscape. Difenda is honored to be the recipient of these three prestigious Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards. Derek Nugent, Vice President Sales, Marketing & Customer Success.

 “Difenda embodies three major features we judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach, said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

About Difenda 

Difenda is a privately held MDR SecOps-as-a-Service company founded in 2008. It delivers 24/7/365 security operations backed by modernized PCI, SOC 2 Type II, and ISO 27001 certified Cyber Command Centers (C3). Difenda’s managed practice is powered solely on the Microsoft Security product platform, and it holds the Gold Security Service Provider certification and an Advanced Specialization in Threat Protection with Microsoft. Difenda’s fully integrated, modular platform provides a range of advisory and offensive security services to complement customer-driven outcomes. For more information, visit and follow @DifendaShield. 

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of cyber security news and information for InfoSec professions in business and government. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.  We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at and visit and to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.  Join a webinar at and realize that infosec knowledge is power.


Media Contact:
Miranda Mccurdy 

Our Microsoft Security Services