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Webinar Recap: Securing OT: A Live Q&A for Cybersecurity Leaders

Webinar Recap: Securing OT: A Live Q&A for Cybersecurity Leaders

In a world increasingly reliant on interconnected systems, securing OT is of strategic importance. Our recent webinar, "Securing Operational Technology: A Live Q&A for Cybersecurity Leaders," focused exclusively on this critical arena, diverging from industries...

Securing Operational Technology Q&A: Best Practices and Compliance

Securing Operational Technology Q&A: Best Practices and Compliance

In our latest webinar, we delved into the ever-critical topic of Securing Operational Technology (OT) with cybersecurity. Our speakers, Kirsten Turnbull and Chase Applegate, shared their insights on numerous concerns and strategies for best practices and compliance...

Demystifying the Capabilities of Microsoft’s E5 for OT Security

Demystifying the Capabilities of Microsoft’s E5 for OT Security

You may have recently heard rumors that Microsoft Security added IoT capabilities to their E5 licensing structure. This is exciting because Defender for IoT has long been a separate licensing technology. With OT devices likely to double by 2030 this could have a large...

When IT and OT Security Converge: A Risk Management Approach

When IT and OT Security Converge: A Risk Management Approach

The convergence of IT and OT systems has ushered in an era of heightened efficiency and productivity. However, this integration has also introduced fresh security challenges. With historically separate and highly specialized systems now interconnected, vulnerabilities...

The Five Engines Powering OT Security Alerts

The Five Engines Powering OT Security Alerts

In today's world, technology is intertwined with nearly every aspect of our lives, and industrial operations is no exception. For cybersecurity leaders, understanding the key engines that monitor and detect Operational Technology (OT) security alerts is crucial.  In...

Cybersecurity Gems from 2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10 Review

Cybersecurity Gems from 2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10 Review

In a world where student populations are increasing, budget constraints are real, and classrooms are sprawling across geographical boundaries, cybersecurity in the education sector is a critical challenge. The 2024 EDUCAUSE Review places a spotlight on the necessity...

A Deep Dive into Microsoft Sentinel PoC with Difenda

A Deep Dive into Microsoft Sentinel PoC with Difenda

Are you ready to fortify your cybersecurity defences and streamline your security operations? Look no further than Microsoft Sentinel. Microsoft Sentinel offers an all-in-one solution for threat detection, response, and remediation. With a PoC, you can see firsthand...

Difenda’s 14-Step Microsoft Sentinel Migration Process

Difenda’s 14-Step Microsoft Sentinel Migration Process

Discover Your Migration Journey! You Shouldn't Have To Pay More For SIEM Automation And UEBA. With Microsoft Sentinel, you get everything you need out of the box. Discover what your migration journey will look like.Our 14-stage process allows you to: - Utilize Your...

Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms in Higher Education

Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms in Higher Education

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital threats, Cybersecurity in Higher Education stands as a critical area of focus, demanding attention and understanding from educators, administrators, and IT professionals alike. This glossary serves as a foundational guide,...

Achieving Proactive Cybersecurity: A Guide for Executives

Achieving Proactive Cybersecurity: A Guide for Executives

In an era where cyber threats are evolving at an unprecedented pace, achieving cybersecurity readiness has become a top priority. Shockingly, only 37% of businesses report feeling “confident that their company was properly secured against a cyber-attack. Moving beyond...

Strengthening Your Security Posture with Data Governance

Strengthening Your Security Posture with Data Governance

Leveraging Microsoft Purview for Unified Cybersecurity Excellence  Data has become the new currency of digital transformation, offering unprecedented opportunities for insights and improved decision-making. However, as the volume, velocity, and variety of data...

Innovation and The Current Threat Landscape

Innovation and The Current Threat Landscape

Navigating the Complex Threat Landscape of Cybersecurity in an Era of Innovation  Imagine, a dynamic tech company on the cusp of a groundbreaking IoT device launch. Amidst excitement and innovation, they experience a cyberattack exploiting a vulnerability in...

April Build Partner Champion 2023

April Build Partner Champion 2023

We are thrilled to introduce Jonathan Raymond, Cybersecurity Executive- Ontario Public Sector at Microsoft and the proud recipient of the April Build Partner Champion award. Jonathan has consistently demonstrated commitment to Difenda and Microsoft's...

The 10-Point Cyber Security RFP Checklist

The 10-Point Cyber Security RFP Checklist

When selecting a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, how can educational institutions ensure they select the right MSSP to meet their cybersecurity needs? In this blog post, we'll guide you through our 10-point...

The Growing Threat Of AI-Driven Phishing Attacks

The Growing Threat Of AI-Driven Phishing Attacks

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in the industry right now, whether that is about ChatGPT, improved operations or advancing technologies there is a lot of buzz around AI. One serious implication of the commoditization of AI is malicious misuse of...

Webinar Recap: SecurED With Microsoft And Difenda

Webinar Recap: SecurED With Microsoft And Difenda

In a recent webinar, Difenda's cybersecurity experts teamed up with Microsoft Security to discuss how you can overcome common cybersecurity challenges in the education sector and understand what is possible with your licensing capabilities. They covered the...

How to Maximize Your Microsoft Security 365 A5 Investment

How to Maximize Your Microsoft Security 365 A5 Investment

In today's digital age, cybersecurity threats continue to increase in sophistication and frequency. Educational institutions are not immune to these threats and actually take on over 68% of all malware threats. They must take proactive measures to safeguard their...

Securing A Safe Learning Environment in 2023 and Beyond

Securing A Safe Learning Environment in 2023 and Beyond

In today's digital age, Educational Institutions are increasingly reliant on technology to support learning and administrative functions. As the education networks continue to expand the risk of security incidents only grows. Unfortunately, the sensitive nature of the...

XDR vs EDR – Key Differences Explained

XDR vs EDR – Key Differences Explained

Choosing between XDR and EDR can significantly impact your organization's cybersecurity. Our guide simplifies this decision, offering a clear comparison of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) versus Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). Whether you're an IT expert...

Difenda Build Partner Champion Q2, 2023

Difenda Build Partner Champion Q2, 2023

How Sycomp And Difenda Are Winning Together https://vimeo.com/user138416541/build-partner-champion-q2-2023?share=copy In this quarter's Build Partner Champion video, we're celebrating Global Accounts Manager, Tyler Fanning of Sycomp. In this video, he discusses the...

Difenda Build Partner Champion Q2, 2023

Difenda Build Partner Champion Q1, 2023

Scott Shimp of Microsoft is Difenda's Q1, 2023 Partner Champion! Over the past few years, Scott has shown us the value of collaboration, trust and consistency.  His dedication to finding the right solution for his customers with Microsoft and Difenda solutions...

Top 3 Tips for Cybersecurity in Finance

Top 3 Tips for Cybersecurity in Finance

The recent advances in internet banking such as mobile banking, instant payments and payment apps all invariably increase the finance industry's attack landscape and introduce new vulnerabilities. With the exponential growth of malicious acts by cybercriminals,...

A Manufacturer’s Guide To Understanding OT Security

A Manufacturer’s Guide To Understanding OT Security

Download The Guide! A Manufacturer's Guide To Understanding OT Security   For two years the world has been talking about how to secure the OT environment. Now's the time to stop talking and do something. In this guide you'll learn: The top 3 threats to the...

The Ultimate Guide to Treating Ransomware Breach Face

The Ultimate Guide to Treating Ransomware Breach Face

Let Us Fix Your Face! The Ultimate Guide to Treating Ransomware Breach Face Shocked by accidentally causing a cyber breach within their company, employees everywhere are causing damage to their faces - until now. Follow these proven steps and let Difenda help fix your...

What is Ransomware Breach Face?

What is Ransomware Breach Face?

Ransomware Breach Face happens to people who unintentionally appear surprised, shocked, saddened, or frightened when they accidentally cause a cyber breach within their company.   Basically, it happens when you accidentally click on a phishing email or receive a...

Using SIEM To Detect Ransomware Attacks

Using SIEM To Detect Ransomware Attacks

The goal of SIEM technology is to identify potential security threats and suspicious activity that can lead to cyberattacks such as Ransomware.  In the case of a ransomware attack, SIEM can detect malicious activity, such as unusual file access or modification,...

Approaching Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Industry

Approaching Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry is under constant attack from cyber criminals looking to steal sensitive data and intellectual property, disrupt production processes, or compromise critical infrastructure. But, approaching cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry can be...

What Are The Benefits of MXDR for OT?

What Are The Benefits of MXDR for OT?

In an increasingly digital world, MXDR for OT is a critical tool for organizations looking to ensure the continuity of operations.  OT systems are critical to the production process, and any security breach can have a significant impact on the...

Top three tips for cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Top three tips for cybersecurity in Manufacturing

Cybersecurity in the manufacturing industry is becoming increasingly critical as companies rely more on technology and interconnected systems to drive efficiency, productivity and innovation.   The industry has seen a surge in cyber-attacks and data...

How to Measure the Success of Your MXDR for OT Security Program

How to Measure the Success of Your MXDR for OT Security Program

Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity is crucial for ensuring the reliability and security of industrial control systems and other critical infrastructure. As such, measuring the success of OT security ensures that businesses are effectively protecting their...

Protecting Intellectual Property at the Factory Level

Protecting Intellectual Property at the Factory Level

The manufacturing industry has been greatly impacted by the rise of digital technologies. As production processes become increasingly digitized and connected, the importance of cybersecurity in the manufacturing sector has become increasingly evident.   The...

The Integration of IT and OT Security

The Integration of IT and OT Security

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) cybersecurity protection are two distinct fields of cybersecurity, each with their own unique set of challenges and requirements.   The main difference between IT and OT cybersecurity protection is...

Difenda Build is Celebrating One Year of New Partner Relationships

Difenda Build is Celebrating One Year of New Partner Relationships

2022 was a big year for Difenda in many ways. At the beginning of the year, we launched Difenda Build, our channel partner program, with the goal of supporting more customers, providing continued value to our current partners, and extending the power of the Difenda...

Difenda MXDR for OT VS. The Other Guys

Difenda MXDR for OT VS. The Other Guys

Difenda MXDR for OT (Managed Extended Detection and Response Operational Technology) is a cybersecurity solution that provides a unique approach to protecting industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and programmable...

Difenda Build Partner Champion 2022

Difenda Build Partner Champion 2022

As the first Build Partner Champion, Jordan Herman of Softchoice has shown us the value of determination and collaboration.   Difenda's Build Partner Champion award recognizes a partner team member who has made a tremendous impact on our joint customers....

Understanding MXDR for OT

Understanding MXDR for OT

Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) for Operational Technology (OT) is a cybersecurity solution designed to protect industrial control systems and critical infrastructure from cyber threats.   MXDR for OT is a critical aspect of security where the...

OT Environment Assessment Report

OT Environment Assessment Report

Download The Assessment! Sample OT Environment Assessment Report  With Difenda MXDR for OT, you get a detailed summary of the potential security threats in your organization's OT environment right now. This detailed report: - Highlights vulnerabilities in your...

Invero and Difenda Partner for Seamless Cloud Solutions

Invero and Difenda Partner for Seamless Cloud Solutions

Invero and Difenda have announced a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end cloud and security services, exclusive to the Microsoft portfolio.  "These days, security is all about consolidation- and that bleeds into the sales process as well. You can no...

Difenda MXDR Deployment Process

Difenda MXDR Deployment Process

Protection by the Difenda Shield starts quickly with our proven 5- step methodology. Difenda MXDR deployment leverages automation to simplify and expedite onboarding - a process which typically takes 6 to 8 weeks.  Prepare Successful projects follow a plan....

What are the Benefits of MXDR?

What are the Benefits of MXDR?

MXDR allows organizations of all sizes to benefit from a world-class cybersecurity program. It broadens the scope of security while breaking through visibility barriers by integrating protection across an organization's endpoints, servers, cloud...

What is Microsoft Managed XDR (MXDR)?

What is Microsoft Managed XDR (MXDR)?

Today, 67% of security leaders feel overwhelmed by the evolving threat landscape. Managed XDR is a proactive, efficient solution to gaining visibility into the security environment and stopping threats before they can affect your...

Whitepaper: Public Key Infrastructure

Whitepaper: Public Key Infrastructure

By now, the story of the Kaseya ransomware attack is a cautionary tale to all MSP's and their clients. However, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has become an integral component within business services and IT infrastructure. PKI provides trusted items that establish...

Difenda MXDR – Now Microsoft Verified

Difenda MXDR – Now Microsoft Verified

As of January 2023, Difenda achieved Microsoft verified Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) solution status. The verification will enable Difenda to deliver next-generation security solutions to clients, further increasing the level of protection. It...

2022: The Year We Changed The Game

2022: The Year We Changed The Game

2022 was a big year for Difenda. Not only for our team but for our partners and customers who put their trust in us to protect their businesses.  At every step of the way, we ensure that the needs of our customers are heard and we always deliver. We...

Microsoft KQL Workbook

Microsoft KQL Workbook

Get Your Microsoft KQL Workbook! Get on-demand access to the Workshop recording here. Change The Game With KQL Level 2 Workbook Elevate your ability to deliver on enhanced Sentinel queries by taking your Microsoft KQL skills to the next level - Learn how, when and why...

More MSPs are Becoming MSSPs; Which Should You Choose?

More MSPs are Becoming MSSPs; Which Should You Choose?

For security leaders, the cybersecurity of your business and the data of your customers is of the utmost importance. You know that it is critical to work with security service providers you can trust. But with MSPs making changes to their service offerings...

Cybersecurity Planning 2023 Q&A

Cybersecurity Planning 2023 Q&A

Cybersecurity is a fast-evolving sector and likely what you planned for last year won't work for 2023.   As security and risk management leaders handle the recovery and renewal phases from the past two years and begin cybersecurity planning for 2023, they...

What Is Endpoint Detection and Response? EDR Security Deep Dive

What Is Endpoint Detection and Response? EDR Security Deep Dive

Right now, many businesses are playing catch up with endpoint protection following the pandemic. Remote employees are the new normal and they are more likely than ever to use personal devices to connect to work networks. The pivot to remote work brought with...

Exploring Security Tabletop Exercises: A Cyber Concept Overview

Exploring Security Tabletop Exercises: A Cyber Concept Overview

Security Tabletop Exercises are an important form of organizational training and validation that can help mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks.  Your business's Incident Response Plan serves as the blueprint that enables your team to detect, respond to, and...

What to Avoid When Pitching Cybersecurity to The Board

What to Avoid When Pitching Cybersecurity to The Board

Effectively pitching cybersecurity to The Board is an essential role for all senior-level security team members. You may be presenting to Corporate Boards for many reasons —suggesting a new direction for the company security policy, explaining a complex...

How to Improve Your Cybersecurity Risk Management

How to Improve Your Cybersecurity Risk Management

A strong cybersecurity program is all about risk management.   The most important question your business can ask is, “How can I mitigate risk? Cyber risks are business risks. Taking a risk-based approach to cybersecurity helps leaders balance cyber risks...

5 Steps To Improve Your Company’s Risk Management

5 Steps To Improve Your Company’s Risk Management

Cybersecurity is a complicated issue, which can't be solved quickly. But as intruders come knocking at your network door, your need for IT risk management and an effective cybersecurity strategy is more important now than ever before. Risk management, in general, is...

New on Marketplace! Difenda AVM

New on Marketplace! Difenda AVM

We are thrilled to announce our ninth offer on Microsoft Marketplace: Difenda AVM. Making Difenda the leading MSSP in terms of breadth and depth of security services on Azure Marketplace, Difenda AVM effectively minimizes the window of opportunity for attackers...

A CISO’s Guide to Cybersecurity Management

A CISO’s Guide to Cybersecurity Management

As a CISO, your role is critical in today's cybersecurity landscape. Managing cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations worldwide. While your main responsibilities will vary depending on your company's size and industry, you're ultimately responsible...

What is Managed Detection and Response? MDR Security Deep Dive

What is Managed Detection and Response? MDR Security Deep Dive

Businesses are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential information and disrupt operations. These attempts include phishing scams, malware infections, ransomware attacks, and denial of service attacks. Managed Detection and Response...

Your Guide to Selecting an MDR Provider

Your Guide to Selecting an MDR Provider

Get Your Guide! Uncover The 6 Major Red Flags To Avoid When Selecting An MDR Provider In Your Guide to Selecting a Managed Detection and Response Provider you will also learn:  - The top 5 things you must look for in an MDR provider - 3 current trends in the...

Gender Diversity: Going Beyond Recruitment, Promotion and Training

Gender Diversity: Going Beyond Recruitment, Promotion and Training

Addressing workplace gender inequality continues to be a pressing issue for all organizations, but especially those in the cybersecurity space. Many cybersecurity organizations are taking bold actions to address gender gaps in wages, recruitment and promotions by...

11 Cybersecurity Awareness Tips

11 Cybersecurity Awareness Tips

Staying protected from cyberattacks is challenging. It's difficult to keep up when one click can cost your business millions of dollars. Ideally, everyone in your organization should be engaged in ongoing cybersecurity training, but in many cases, this is not...

Difenda is Leading the Race to Microsoft’s #1 MSSP

Difenda is Leading the Race to Microsoft’s #1 MSSP

As we approach the launch of Microsoft's new partner program on October 1st, 2022, the race to Microsoft's number one Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) has begun. Difenda's cutting-edge technical operations and commitment to cybersecurity expertise positions...

What is SOC-as-a-Service? Exploring Managed SOC Offerings

What is SOC-as-a-Service? Exploring Managed SOC Offerings

Network operations center, threat center, security operations center, whatever you call it, we all know that it's an integral part of our security operations. But, how exactly do they work and why do many organizations rely on SOC-as-a-Service as a valuable...

Top Three Tips for Cybersecurity in Education

Top Three Tips for Cybersecurity in Education

Over the past few years, the education sector has become an increasingly popular target for malware and ransomware attacks. In fact, just in August 2022, over 80% of the world's malware attacks targeted organizations in the education sector1. The combined lack of...

Why Threat Detection is Only One Part of Maintaining Cybersecurity

Why Threat Detection is Only One Part of Maintaining Cybersecurity

In today's digital age, major security breaches are becoming more common every day. Are you sure your company is actually secure?   Many organizations unknowingly operate in a state of breach. In fact, 54% of data breaches go undetected for an average of 168...

Difenda is Named One of MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs For 2022

Difenda is Named One of MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs For 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Difenda has been ranked as one of the Top 250 MSSPs globally, for the second year in a row by MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource.   The Top 250 MSSP list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs (managed security...

eBook: Communicating Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times

eBook: Communicating Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times

Download Your eBook! Communicating Cybersecurity in Uncertain Times In this eBook you will learn:  - The top 5 points to highlight when making the case for cybersecurity in 2023. - What your Board of Directors needs to know when looking at security budgets for...

Vulnerability Management Best Practices

Vulnerability Management Best Practices

Vulnerabilities are discovered daily across all technologies. Multiply proliferating vulnerabilities across today's complex technological environments and you get a hamster wheel of never-ending risk.   For years, vulnerability management has been a vital...

eBook: Microsoft Sentinel Professional Services

eBook: Microsoft Sentinel Professional Services

Download Your eBook! Design, Implement and Deploy Microsoft Sentinel With Ease Whether you're deploying Sentinel from scratch, or just need a tune-up, Difenda can assist you with optimizing your Microsoft Sentinel environment. In this eBook, we outline the changing...

New on Marketplace! Microsoft IP & G

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...

What is SIEM as a Service? A Deep Dive into Managed SIEM

What is SIEM as a Service? A Deep Dive into Managed SIEM

The reality is that cyber-attacks are a 24/7/365 threat to your business. A real-time threat monitoring program, such as a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, that provides visibility into the network is now an essential layer of...

A Strategic Approach to Successful Penetration Testing

A Strategic Approach to Successful Penetration Testing

What is Penetration Testing?  A penetration test is an assimilated hack conducted by highly qualified cybersecurity experts. It is a form of ethical hacking used to identify vulnerabilities within your environment. Penetration testing, also known as pen...

Case Study: Microsoft IP & G

Case Study: Microsoft IP & G

Key Drivers & Business Outcomes Actively protecting data and information is a crucial activity for companies. Consolidating vendors and utilizing the tools you already have is a key step toward achieving this goal and one that many protection programs are lacking....

How Cloud Computing Improves Your Security Posture

How Cloud Computing Improves Your Security Posture

Over the past decade, there has been a phenomenal shift of traditional security technology into cloud computing environments. Cloud-based servers like Microsoft Azure have transformed the way organizations are building IT infrastructure and protecting their data....

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Today's cybersecurity frameworks are inherently complex. With servers, printers, machinery and now remote computers and cellphones it has become difficult for organizations to create a unified approach to endpoint operations. From hiring qualified professionals to...

Webinar Recap: Cybersecurity in the Public Sector

Webinar Recap: Cybersecurity in the Public Sector

The public sector has become a favored target for cybercriminals globally. Not only for their valuable data but because their legacy security is being outpaced by the technological evolution.   Difenda understands that public sector organizations face unique...

Difenda’s End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap

Difenda’s End-to-End Microsoft Security Roadmap

Cybersecurity is inherently complex; its dynamic and spreads across a diverse array of systems and activities worldwide. Most businesses use dozens of security solutions and tools to manage their cybersecurity program. But, compiling so many tools into a...

Case Study: E2E Microsoft Security Roadmap

Case Study: E2E Microsoft Security Roadmap

Key Drivers & Business Outcomes Utilizing the best cybersecurity tools and partners is important to ensure your security posture is up to date and in alignment with a specific framework. This was especially important for a large coffee manufacturer whose goal was...

The 10-Point Cybersecurity Checklist

The 10-Point Cybersecurity Checklist

Your security program encompasses all the people processes and technology that can be used to help you detect and mitigate threats. All these systems and elements can make it hard to know where to start when it comes to cybersecurity. We created this 10-point...

How does vulnerability management work?

How does vulnerability management work?

You've likely heard of the importance of vulnerability management and cyber threat hunting. But do you know what these practices involve? When used together, you can be confident you're taking the necessary steps to develop a mature security plan.  The terms...

Phishing prevention best practices

Phishing prevention best practices

Have you ever clicked on an email that seemed legitimate, but wasn't?  One-third of all cybersecurity breaches involve phishing; a common type of cyber-attack that you and your team should learn about in order to protect your organization.  ...

How to implement a proactive security strategy

How to implement a proactive security strategy

Proactive Cybersecurity | What it means for the public sector + best practices Government and healthcare organizations have copious amounts of personal data and account information that they are responsible for safeguarding. The abundance of valuable...

Video: MXDR for Operational Technology

Video: MXDR for Operational Technology

Unified Threat Protection For All Your IoT/OT Devices MXDR for OT offers a turn-key agentless extended detection and response (XDR) that is rapidly deployed, works with diverse endpoints, IoT, OT, and industrial control system (ICS) devices. Watch our video below...

Case Study: Gaining Visibility into the OT Environment

Case Study: Gaining Visibility into the OT Environment

Overview Following a period of accelerated growth, this Pharmaceutical Organization experienced an increase in activity on their attack surface. At the time, they had many bespoke tools and were unaware of all the technologies in their OT environment. They needed a...

How to choose a Microsoft MSSP

How to choose a Microsoft MSSP

Two Businesswomen Using Laptop In Boardroom Meeting Your Certified Microsoft Security Partner must be able to help you detect and mitigate threats, meet regulatory requirements, while also helping you control costs through consolidation and automation. Most vendors...

Webinar: Threat Actor Hunting, from IT to OT and Back

Webinar: Threat Actor Hunting, from IT to OT and Back

Threat Actor Hunting From IT To OT And Back With Microsoft And Difenda Learn about our Microsoft-backed Difenda labs research and attack-driven approach to identify threat hunt criteria from IT to OT and beyond. Plus, see a real-time simulated attack with OT...

Just Announced: MDR for OT now available on Azure Marketplace

Just Announced: MDR for OT now available on Azure Marketplace

For Immediate Release Difenda Shield Managed Detection and Response for Operational Technology is now available in the Microsoft Azure MarketplaceMicrosoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to Difenda Shield Managed Detection and Response for Operational...

Microsoft Cyber Threat Intelligence Brief: Cyber Signals

Microsoft Cyber Threat Intelligence Brief: Cyber Signals

Download Cyber Signals, a cyber threat intelligence brief informed by the latest Microsoft threat data and research Cyber Signals is a collection of insights from Microsoft's research and security teams on the frontlines, published in February 2022. This report...

Microsoft Cyber Threat Intelligence Brief: Cyber Signals

Cyber Signals, Cyber Threat Intelligence Brief

Download Cyber Signals, a cyber threat intelligence brief informed by the latest Microsoft threat data and research Cyber Signals is a collection of insights from Microsoft's research and security teams on the frontlines, published in February 2022. This report...

Top 3 Tips for Cybersecurity in Health Care

Top 3 Tips for Cybersecurity in Health Care

The last thing you probably worry about when you land in the emergency room is whether or not your data is safe from cyber attacks, but judging by the exponential growth in malicious acts perpetrated by cybercriminals, you probably should. Forty-five million people in...

Case Study: Difenda MDR & Managed SIEM

Case Study: Difenda MDR & Managed SIEM

Key Drivers and Business Outcomes Modern cybersecurity is focused on integrating the people, processes, and technology needed to help organizations evolve and thrive in the modern world. This company, a subsidiary of a large global parent organization, required...

Case Study: MDR + Managed SIEM

Case Study: MDR + Managed SIEM

Leading worldwide manufacturer consolidates security stack and reduces risks and costs. Difenda MDR & Managed SIEM. Modern cybersecurity is focused on integrating the people, processes, and technology needed to help organizations evolve and thrive in the modern...

How to keep data safe and secure

How to keep data safe and secure

Every day it seems that the news is filled with stories about ransomware attacks and companies struggling to repair the damage brought about by the attackers. Across the globe and irregardless of the type of business, sensitive information is being leaked and the...

Serving our Customers: Testimonials

Serving our Customers: Testimonials

We are Committed to Putting Customers at the Center of Everything We Do. Product Reviews & Testimonials. We always know we can count on Difenda to fully understand our Microsoft security environment since they have a dedicated Microsoft focus. After switching...

White Paper: Penetration Testing

White Paper: Penetration Testing

Why Having the Right Penetration Testing Strategy Matters More Than Ever. Difenda Penetration Testing. Difenda is a global, certified, and accredited cybersecurity company that operates highly-certified cyber command centers. As one of Microsoft's top global...

eBook: Governance, Risk & Compliance

eBook: Governance, Risk & Compliance

An Agile Approach To Managing The Security Of Your People, Processes, And Technology Difenda GRC. Difenda GRC offers a comprehensive suite of active services that allows you to build a strong cybersecurity program by continuously managing and optimizing your company's...

eBook: Advanced Vulnerability Management

eBook: Advanced Vulnerability Management

Achieve Continuous Visibility With Advanced Vulnerability Management. Difenda AVM. Difenda AVM continuously monitors, detects and remediates key vulnerabilities and configuration issues, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers. Simplify vulnerability...

Product Brief: Managed SIEM

Product Brief: Managed SIEM

Get More Value Out of Microsoft Sentinel with 24/7 Threat Detection and Platform Management Services. Difenda Managed SIEM. Difenda is a global, certified, and accredited cybersecurity company that operates highly-certified cyber command centers. As one of...

eBook: Managed SIEM

eBook: Managed SIEM

Faster Detection Starts Now. Difenda Managed SIEM. Difenda Managed SIEM minimizes the gap between speed of compromise and speed of detection with proactive threat hunting and incident investigation services, reducing attacker dwell time, and mitigating the potential...

Case Study (Saas): Managed SIEM

Case Study (Saas): Managed SIEM

A Sizable SaaS Firm Eliminates Operational Challenges From Their Legacy Security Stack by Implementing a New SIEM Solution Without Hiring Additional Security Staff. Difenda Managed SIEM. The goal of any modern cybersecurity program is to streamline the people,...

Case Study: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

Case Study: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

Large Construction Firm with Many Global Endpoints and Small IT Team Simplifies Operations, Reduces Licensing Complications & Increases Visibility Over Legacy AV Solutions with Next Generation EDR protection. Difenda Managed EDR. The goal of any modern...

eBook: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

eBook: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

Proactive Threat Hunting and Incident Response. Difenda Managed EDR. The days of set-and-forget security are behind us. To be effective against modern threats, a comprehensive security program must go beyond protection and monitoring capabilities. The ability to react...

Product Brief: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

Product Brief: Managed Endpoint Detection and Response

Get More Value Out of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint with 24/7 Threat Detection and Response Services. Difenda Managed EDR. Difenda Managed EDR minimizes the gap between speed of compromise and speed of detection with proactive threat hunting and incident response...

Service Brief: Difenda Portfolio Security Solutions

Service Brief: Difenda Portfolio Security Solutions

Enhanced Security & Compliance Leveraging the World's Most Compelling Technology Suite. Difenda is a managed security provider that's leveraging an agile, innovative, and collaborative approach to solve today's biggest cybersecurity challenges. The Difenda...

Case Study: MXDR for Operational Technology

Case Study: MXDR for Operational Technology

Visibility Leads to Unified Protection of Business Critical Production Systems. Difenda MXDR for OT. In 2021, Difenda was asked by a customer to run attack scenarios against their OT environment to determine potential risk and assist in demonstrating the benefits on a...

Infographic: Managed Detection and Response

Infographic: Managed Detection and Response

4 Step Methodology to Provide Actionable Outcomes. Difenda MDR. We take an active approach using threat profiling, threat defense, threat hunting, and threat response to monitor day-to-day activity, identify advanced threats, and ensure your organization is following...

Product Brief: Managed Detection and Response

Product Brief: Managed Detection and Response

Drive More Value From Your Microsoft Sentinel andDefender for Endpoint with 24/7 Threat Detection and Response Services. Difenda MDR. Difenda is a world-class, certified, and accredited cybersecurity company that operates a certified global cyber command center. As...

Case Study: Managed Detection and Response

Case Study: Managed Detection and Response

Difenda Customer Achieves 100% Cybersecurity Cloud Adoption In 90 Days. Difenda MDR. The goal of any modern cybersecurity program is to streamline the people, processes, and technology that drive an organization forward. For one Ontario-based retail Crown Corporation,...

eBook: Managed Detection and Response

eBook: Managed Detection and Response

Faster Detection And Response Starts Now. Difenda MDR. The modern work environment has become increasingly complex with multiple cloud environments and thousands of endpoints, applications, and Difenda Managed Detection and Response minimizes the gap between speed of...

Product Guide: Difenda Shield MDR

Product Guide: Difenda Shield MDR

A Simple Solution for Complex Security Challenges. Difenda Shield. The modern work environment has become increasingly complex with multiple cloud environments and thousands of endpoints, applications, and identities. As companies shift toward remote and hybrid work,...

Product Guide: Difenda Shield MDR

Integrated Threat-Hunting and Incident Response

A Simple Solution for Complex Security Challenges. Difenda Shield. The modern work environment has become increasingly complex with multiple cloud environments and thousands of endpoints, applications, and identities. As companies shift toward remote and hybrid work,...

Women in Channel | Juliana Zaremba – Difenda

Women in Channel | Juliana Zaremba – Difenda

This post was originally published on ChannelTake.com Conversation with Juliana Zaremba | Director-Strategic Partnerships, Difenda Meet Juliana Zaremba. She is the newly appointed Strategic Partnerships Director at Difenda. As part...

Product Brief: Managed Detection and Response

Product Brief: Difenda Portfolio Solutions

Enhanced Security & Compliance Leveraging the World's Most Compelling Technology Suite. Difenda Portfolio. Difenda is a managed security provider that's leveraging an agile, innovative, and collaborative approach to solve today's biggest cybersecurity challenges...

Global cyberthreat advisory: Russia’s attack on Ukraine

Global cyberthreat advisory: Russia’s attack on Ukraine

About the Threat   As part of Russia's attack on Ukraine, new data wiper malware, HermeticWiper, has infected hundreds of devices in Ukraine. Experts have predicted much larger cyberattacks from Russia than we are currently seeing, so this very well may be...

Women in Cybersecurity: The Emerging Game Changer

Women in Cybersecurity: The Emerging Game Changer

Perpetually on the cutting-edge, Difenda is committed to the “road not taken in a plethora of ways.  And for a cybersecurity company in today's world, that means the promotion of gender diversity in a largely male-dominated culture, especially within the...

The High-Tech Gangsters of Organized Cyber Crime

The High-Tech Gangsters of Organized Cyber Crime

Cyber criminals are banding together to share their areas of expertise and steal from and/or wreak havoc upon as many people and organizations as they can, either without regard for their victims or to intentionally inflict the maximum amount of damage possible. In a...

eBook: Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

eBook: Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

Difenda GRC offers a comprehensive suite of active services that allows you to build a strong cybersecurity program by continuously managing and optimizing your company's approach to governance, risk, and compliance. Download our eBook to learn more about Difenda...

Our New Website is Now Live!

Our New Website is Now Live!

https://vimeo.com/672077660 Difenda is pleased to announce that our new and improved website is live! We have made changes big and small in order to better serve your needs. As we continue on our mission to change the game in cybersecurity, we know how important it is...

Case Study: Managed Detection and Response

Case Study: Managed Detection and Response (MDR) + AVM

Key Drivers and Business Outcomes Our customer is a healthcare company providing an advanced model of holistic primary healthcare services to Medicare-eligible seniors with an aggressive growth strategy and national rollout plan in progress. The centers provide a more...

eBook: Advanced Vulnerability Management (AVM)

eBook: Advanced Vulnerability Management (AVM)

By now, the story of the Kaseya ransomware attack is a cautionary tale to all MSP's Difenda AVM continuously monitors, detects, and remediates key vulnerabilities and configuration issues, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers. Simplify vulnerability...

Does Your Company Have A Cybersecurity Strategy?

Does Your Company Have A Cybersecurity Strategy?

When considering that corporations are likely to face a data security breach at some point, it becomes imperative that your company be prepared with a cybersecurity strategy. It may seem like a vexing challenge when the digital world is in constant flux—with the...

Threat Advisory: Critical Apache Log4j Vulnerability

Threat Advisory: Critical Apache Log4j Vulnerability

About the Threat   On December 9th, the most critical zero-day exploit in recent years was discovered affecting most of the biggest enterprise companies impacting the Apache Log4j Java-based logging library. This vulnerability is also known as...

Case Study: MDR for OT

Case Study: MDR for OT

Customer situation In 2011, Difenda was asked by a customer to run attack scenarios against their OT environment to determine potential risk and assist in demonstrating the benefits on a Microsoft Defender for IoT implementation. Due to the sensitivity of the OT...

2021 Year in Review and a Look Ahead

2021 Year in Review and a Look Ahead

2021 reinforced the need for every business, worldwide, to level up their cybersecurity programs and strategies. It is now more important than it ever has been to respond in real-time and keep up with expanding IT infrastructure, the explosion of IoT devices, and a...

Top Cybersecurity Management Questions Answered

Top Cybersecurity Management Questions Answered

Cybersecurity management may seem complicated and, let's face it, it often is. But even without a degree in computer science, there are several important steps and processes you should have in place to ensure your IT infrastructure is protected from intruders. You...

How to Perform Successful Penetration Testing

How to Perform Successful Penetration Testing

Business, technology, internet and networking concept. Young businesswoman working on his laptop in the office, select the icon security on the virtual display. What is Penetration Testing? Penetration testing is known as an assimilated hack to identify...

What is alert  fatigue?

What is alert fatigue?

What is alert fatigue in cybersecurity? Security teams are responsible for protecting an organization's data and systems from Cyberattacks. To do this, they rely on security tools that generate alerts when suspicious activity is detected. However, too many alerts can...

Difenda Joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Difenda Joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

Cybersecurity Provider to Join “Vibrant Security Ecosystem Oakville, ON, November 10th, 2021 — SecOps-as-a-Service provider and cybersecurity consultancy Difenda announced today that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). As...

The Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity Risks

The Beginner’s Guide to Cybersecurity Risks

Does the thought of cybersecurity threats keep you up at night?   From one-person consultancies to multinational corporations, every business is at risk of a cyber attack. That's why all organizations—regardless of industry or size—need to strengthen their...

Why Microsoft Is Now the Leader in Endpoint Detection

Why Microsoft Is Now the Leader in Endpoint Detection

The cybersecurity industry is no stranger to assumptions. It's the reason why the same established technology providers have been the focus for over a decade. It's also the reason why Microsoft was historically overlooked as a reliable solution provider in this...

Difenda Wins Three 2021 Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards

Difenda Wins Three 2021 Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards

During the ninth annual RSA Conference, the Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards for 2021 were posted and we are thrilled to announce that Difenda has been chosen as the winner for three outstanding achievement awards! Our awards include the following: Next-Gen in...

5 Key Takeaways: What’s Next in Security from Microsoft Digital Event

Difenda is Co-Sell Ready – Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Bucharest, Romania - November 27, 2019: View of Microsoft Romania headquarters in City Gate Towers situated in Free Press Square, in Bucharest, Romania. TORONTO- Difenda Inc., a leading global managed security services provider (MSSP), is pleased to announce that two...

Are Apologies from Cyber Criminals Enough? Are we Prepared?

Are Apologies from Cyber Criminals Enough? Are we Prepared?

Angry business man talking on phone disputing looking at laptop, stressed frustrated office worker arguing by mobile solving online computer problem with technical support complaining on bad service (Angry business man talking on phone disputing looki Author: Derek...

Difenda Wins the ‘Great Place to Work’ Award

Difenda Wins the ‘Great Place to Work’ Award

We're proud to announce that Difenda has officially won the ‘Great Place to Work‘ award this year. Our recent win of this award is an achievement our entire staff holds close to our hearts, as it highlights our efforts to be a culturally sound, innovative, and...

Difenda Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2021

Difenda Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2021

Fifth-Annual List Honors Leading MSSP, MDR and SOCaaS Cybersecurity Companies Worldwide MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Difenda to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2021 (http://www.msspalert.com/top250).  The list and research identify and...

What is a Compliance Audit?

What is a Compliance Audit?

Performing a compliance audit is a way to prove that the organization is compliant with regulatory and international standards and also measure how the organization's operations are regulated, risk-balanced, measurable, and can be monitored. Based on the results of an...

How to Ensure Your Information is Safe with End-to-End Encryption

How to Ensure Your Information is Safe with End-to-End Encryption

Every day, we hear news about new security breaches of personal information, credit card information, and sensitive data that was stolen or disclosed because it wasn't encrypted in transit or at rest. In today's multi-device working environment it is imperative to...

The growing need for cybersecurity risk management

The growing need for cybersecurity risk management

Cyber security IT engineer working on protecting network against cyberattack from hackers on internet. Secure access for online privacy and personal data protection. Hands typing on keyboard and PCB Every organization with a digital footprint is a target for cyber...

5 Steps to Improve Your Company’s IT Risk Management

5 Steps to Improve Your Company’s IT Risk Management

Young Female Government Employee Wearing Glasses Uses Tablet in System Control Center. In the Background Her Coworkers are at Their Workspaces with many Displays Showing Valuable Data. Cybersecurity is a complicated issue, which can't be solved quickly. But as...

Why organizations are consolidating security

Why organizations are consolidating security

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend toward consolidated security solutions. Instead of relying on multiple disparate tools, organizations are now seeking to have a single platform that can provide comprehensive protection. There are several reasons for...

Cybersecurity Advisory: CISCO Smart Install (SMI) Vulnerability

Cybersecurity Advisory: CISCO Smart Install (SMI) Vulnerability

C3 Threat Advisory Reference# 04162018-1  Cisco has acknowledged the misuse of the Smart Install protocol on its network access layer switches running the IOS and IOS XE software leading to reports of the affected devices being reloaded causing network downtimes....

Cybersecurity Advisory: Password Spraying Attacks

Cybersecurity Advisory: Password Spraying Attacks

Malicious cyber actors are increasingly using a style of brute force attack known as password spraying attacks against organizations in the United States and elsewhere.  Brute-force attacks traditionally attempt to gain unauthorized access to a user...