As we gear up for our webinar, “Demystifying Cloud Security with Microsoft and Difenda,” we are thrilled to introduce you to our esteemed speakers. Chad and Greg will be unravelling the intricacies of cloud security and sharing invaluable insights with our audience. 

Chad Paquette: A Cloud Security Expert

First on our roster is Chad Paquette, a seasoned Architect at Difenda, specializing in Terraform automation, networking, security controls, guardrails, and DevOps pipelines within our internal platform. He leverages his expertise in Defender for Cloud and multi-cloud platform security best practices to enhance Difenda’s professional services.  

Beginning his career as a developer, Chad’s passion for infrastructure led him to specialize in VMware, Storage, Active Directory, and automation. The wide adoption of cloud technologies was a pivotal moment in his career. Enabling him to utilize his automation skills to build secure, enterprise platforms.  

Chad holds a degree in Computer Engineering along with AWS Architect Associate and Azure Administrator certifications. His interest in security stems from the constant evolution of cyber threats and the satisfaction derived from designing platforms aimed at keeping them out. He is particularly proud of developing an enterprise cloud platform from scratch, a testament to his tenacity and innovation.  

His commitment to excellence is exhibited through his dedication to exploring new technologies and providing unparalleled service. Driven by the joy of seeing clients achieve a stronger security posture.  

With his specialization in automation, networking, security controls, and DevOps pipelines, Chad brings a depth of knowledge that is crucial in navigating the complexities of cloud security. His expertise in Defender for Cloud and multi-cloud platform security best practices further strengthens his contributions to the webinar. 

Find Chad on LinkedIn here.

Greg Wartes: A Microsoft Security Expert

Next, we have Greg Wartes, an accomplished Enterprise Digital Security Specialist at Microsoft, based in Atlanta. With 16 years immersed in technology, Greg brings a wealth of experience focused primarily on cybersecurity. His journey in IT and cybersecurity spans over 15 years, during which he has been a steadfast advocate for prevention-focused cybersecurity strategies. 

Greg’s professional journey has been marked by a passion for assisting businesses in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From traditional on-premises solutions to the dynamic realm of cloud computing. He has been instrumental in guiding organizations through the transition to cloud-based platforms. Particularly with Microsoft 365, dating back to its inception when it was known as BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite). 

Beyond his professional endeavours, Greg finds fulfillment in public speaking engagements, where he shares insights on topics ranging from technology to sales strategies. In his “spare” time, Greg enjoys quality moments with his family, perfecting his golf swing, and indulging in woodworking projects. 

Greg’s dedication to enhancing cybersecurity and empowering businesses with robust digital security solutions makes him a valuable asset to the cybersecurity community and a key contributor to the upcoming webinar. His expertise and passion for cybersecurity are sure to enrich the discussion and provide attendees with valuable insights. 

Find Greg on LinkedIn here.

Elevating Your Cloud Security Knowledge: It’s Not a Fluffy Subject 

The upcoming Q&A session promises to be an invaluable opportunity for professionals in the cybersecurity industry. 

Attendees can expect to gain insights into the nuances of cloud security best practices. But this session isn’t just about understanding the latest trends. It’s about gaining practical knowledge that can be applied directly to enhance the security posture of your organization’s cloud environments.  

The interactive nature of the Q&A session ensures that attendees can directly address their concerns and glean personalized insights from these seasoned experts. 

Arming yourself with the latest knowledge and strategies is not just beneficial—it’s imperative. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of cloud security and fortify your organization’s defences against emerging threats. 


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