Defendify Names Tom Leen Head of Engineering

June 21st, 2021

Recently, Defendify was excited to announce the promotion of Tom Leen to Head of Engineering. Tom has been a tremendous asset helping develop streamlined cybersecurity for organizations that lack in-house security teams

A real troubleshooter, Tom is driven by problem-solving across the shifting cybersecurity landscape with solutions that work for all ranges of business operations. He thrives in helping businesses adapt to the ongoing cybersecurity threat of the digital revolution. By using automated processes and smart technology—like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning— he’ll look to continuously innovate and strengthen cybersecurity across people, process, and technology. 

Tom Leen

About Tom Leen 

Tom originally joined the Defendify team in 2018 to lead Defendify’s software strategy and application development. As a veteran software engineer with a systems analyst background, Tom has 26 years of professional full-stack development experience to drive innovation and propel Defendify in this next phase of growth.

He began his career as a senior technologist at Razorfish followed by founding his own consulting company, Confluent Forms LLC, for 16 years helping SMB’s as well as large enterprises with general-purpose consulting of tech and internet project-based work. 

After starting with Defendify, Tom’s role has grown from Backend Engineer to Lead Engineer and now Head of Engineering. He's been instrumental in developing Defendify’s SaaS platform and infrastructure, including Defendify’s recently launched Breach Detection & Response module. His evolution within the company proves his valued leadership and expertise is a launching pad for improved iteration and continued growth.

His aim has always been to encourage a tightened security mindset while getting the software to perform admirably at scale as the company grows alongside its customers. Tom’s production-oriented focus and disciplined engineering team will be the catalyst to delivering working code that solves any arising customer issue.

Recent Accolades

This news comes on the heels of Defendify’s recognition as a 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Award recipient in June. As one of 50 global software and application companies, Defendify was the only software company to win in the Organizational Excellence category, which is defined as a solution that can "integrate all aspects of cybersecurity, from top to bottom, in the most cohesive way possible."

Defendify’s growing customer base and recent accolades, like being named “Best Product in SMB Cybersecurity" in the 2021 Global InfoSec Awards presented by Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), continue to validate Defendify’s emergence as an innovative and scalable cybersecurity solution. 


See more about the Defendify Team and other awards earned by Defendify.