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2020 Defendify News Archives

News and articles featuring cybersecurity thought leaders from Defendify.

Payments Industry Leader, Tony Shap, Interviews Defendify Co-Founder

December 11, 2020

Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, tells Tony Shap why Defendify is changing cybersecurity for small and midsized organizations.

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Breach Detection & Response added to the Defendify's all-in-one cybersecurity platform

December 15, 2020

Introducing Defendify’s 13th module, Breach Detection & Response, a 24/7 cyber alarm system to proactively detect, protect, and contain the sophisticated attacks now targeting small and midsized businesses.

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Security Info Watch: Compliance with new cybersecurity requirements

November 11, 2020

Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, discusses why Integrators and contractors who work with the government should prepare to comply with new cybersecurity requirements of the CMMC.

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News Center Maine interview: Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, outlines how to stay two steps ahead of cybercriminals

October 15, 2020

After months of working from home, have you asked yourself if your connection to your office is secure? During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Defendify offers some simple cyber-tips to keep your businesses safe.

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Defendify Partners with the National Cybersecurity Alliance to Champion National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 1, 2020

As a partner of the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Defendify is excited to once again be an official NCSA Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Security InfoWatch Tags Defendify as a Leading Cybersecurity Solution for Integration Services

September 15, 2020

What are the 11 ways COVID-19 has changed Security Integration?

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Insights from Mainebiz CEO Panel with Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos

August 18, 2020

Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, joined 4 Maine-based business leaders to discuss insights and lessons learned in running a startup.

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Security Systems News on Defendify's Free Essentials Package

August 5, 2020

The free Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials package offers three award-winning cybersecurity tools that help businesses understand what data security vulnerabilities and threats might impact their organization, and next steps for remediation. Defendify is built securely in the cloud so users can deploy in minutes with no additional hardware or software to install.

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Defendify Offers Free Essentials Package to Help Businesses Check and Improve Cybersecurity Posture

July 29, 2020

Simplifying cybersecurity and now offering its Essentials Package for free, Defendify sees an 88% week-over-week increase in new signups.

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CRN Recognizes Defendify on the 2020 Emerging Vendors List

July 20, 2020

Defendify makes CRN’s 2020 Emerging Vendors list that recognizes vendors that are revolutionizing the IT channel with innovative solutions. See how Defendify’s Partner Program had increased by 400%.

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Security Sales & Integration interviews Defendify Co-Founder on 10 Steps to Managing Your Service Provider Transition

July 15, 2020

Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, provides a 10 step guide for transforming your security integrator businesses into a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) with cybersecurity to support recurring revenue.

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Defendify Co-Founder, Rob Simopoulos, on What Owners Need to Know About Cybersecurity

July 13, 2020

Rob Simopoulos speaks with Fast Forward Maine on how evolving cyberthreats are targeting small to medium sized businesses, who may not be aware of what cybersecurity measures or training they need to strengthen their protection.

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Defendify Listed as 1 of 5 Tech Companies to Turn to During Uncertain Times

July 11, 2020

Defendify is listed alongside EasyRedir, Zoom, Asana, and Quickbooks as valuable technology to help businesses, not just during COVID-19, but well into the future.

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Invest in Cybersecurity to Survive

June 25, 2020

Defendify Success Manager, Shanna Utgard, discusses how COVID-19 has sparked an uptick in cybercrime activity targeting small to mid-sized businesses, and offers five suggestions for companies to secure their remote workers during the pandemic.

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Defendify featured by York IE

June 4, 2020

Defendify’s Essentials Package was recently featured by York IE. York IE a firm that is committed to working with start-ups and entrepreneurs to help them grow successfully through an investment and service approach.

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Defendify Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi featured by Tractionville

June 3, 2020

Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi was interviewed on Tractionville to discuss implementing Entrepreneurial Operating Sytstem (EOS) at Defendify. Tranctionville is a podcast hosted by Chris White and Benji Miller for companies that utilize EOS.

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Loop showcases Defendify's Success Manager, Shanna Utgard

May 28, 2020

Darla Ghouralal of Loop News wrote on a recent webinar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago that featured Defendify’s Success Manager Shanna Utgard. Loop New is one of the top news sources for both local and global Caribbean news.

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Maine Venture Fund highlights how Defendify is helping companies with their cybersecurity, for free

May 19, 2020

Maine Venture Fund featured Defendify in a recent blog post, discussing how Defendify has stepped in during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help small businesses bolster their cybersecurity with the free Defendify Essentials Package. Maine Venture Fund is an investment fund that focuses on companies that are rapidly growing in the state of Maine.

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CRN Spotlights Defendify's Shanna Utgard with Channel Award

May 12, 2020

Defendify Success Manager, Shanna Utgard, was selected for CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel Awards recognizing female leaders for their channel expertise and vision.

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Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos on Making the Shift to a Converged MSSP

May 11, 2020

As a Managed Service Provider or a Systems Integrator, adding IT and cybersecurity services may be the key differentiator to continue to earn new business. Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos breaks down how to quickly get started.

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Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi on Profile of a Founder with Tech Tribune

May 8, 2020

Tech Tribune reached out for an exclusive Q&A with Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi. Defendify was also recently honored by Tech Tribune in their 2020 Best Tech Startups in Maine piece.

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Defendify and the US Chamber of Commerce Highlight WFH Cybersecurity for SMBs

April 16, 2020

Nicole Fallon at CO by the US Chamber of Commerce spoke with Defendify Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi in her April feature article, “Newly Remote Workforce? Take These 4 Cybersecurity Steps Now” emphasizing how small businesses shifting to WFH need to prioritize cybersecurity.

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The Tech Tribune Features Defendify in 2020's Best Tech Startups in Maine

April 13, 2020

The Tech Tribune (powered by Crunchbase) staff compiled the very best tech startups in Maine, featuring Defendify after considering several key factors such as revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape.

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MSSP Alert Features Defendify's Essentials Package

April 2, 2020

Defendify’s free Essentials Package was included in MSSP Alert’s library of free cybersecurity tools. MSSP Alert pinpoints best practices, trends, and news in the managed security services provider market, covering the steps MSSPs take to safeguard customer assets.

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Defendify's Essentials Package Featured on Channele2e

April 2, 2020

Channele2e featured Defendify’s free Essentials Package in their free technology tools list. Channele2e shifts the IT channel conversation from tactical chatter to strategic discussions - focusing on business development, financial models, marketing, sales, and more.

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Defendify Co-Founders Talk Startup Shop with The Grow Maine Show

April 2, 2020

Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi joined The Grow Main Show radio and podcast host Marty Grohman on the air (WGAN) to share their startup journey, lessons learned, and navigating the Maine startup ecosystem.

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Defendify Co-Founder Discusses Cybersecurity with Security Sales & Integration

March 27, 2020

Rob Simopoulos provides expert advice for security contractors looking to offer cybersecurity. SSI features editorial content for executive, sales, and technical professionals who recommend, buy, and/or install electronic security equipment.

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Defendify Featured Among The Tech Tribune's Best Startups in Maine

March 20, 2020

Defendify was selected as one of the Top 10 Tech Startups in the state. The Tech Tribune delivers the latest technology news, in-depth technology articles, exclusive interviews with entrepreneurs, and insights on the hottest technology startups all over the world.

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Defendify Selected as InfoSec Award Winner

February 24, 2020

Defendify was named “Most Innovative” in the SMB Cybersecurity category of the Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards 2020. The InfoSec Awards recognizes companies in the information security space who have a unique and compelling value proposition for their executives, products or services

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Defendify Shares Technology Advice for Employers with Mainebiz

February 24, 2020

Mainebiz recently featured Defendify Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos’ tips for employers on how to safely and effectively use technology, including deploying 2FA, implementing a Technology and Data Use Policy, and disallowing the use of public wifi. Mainebiz shared Rob’s Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.

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Portland Press Herald Covers New Hires at Defendify

February 19, 2020

The Portland Press Herald shared news of two key hires at Defendify: Wendy Bouton, Head of Business Development, and Jim Albright, Head of Marketing. The Portland Press Herald is one of the leading providers of local news and information in Maine.

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Spotlight on Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi by York IE

February 18, 2020

York IE featured Co-Founder Andrew Rinaldi in their Entrepreneur Spotlight series. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.

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York IE Announces Startup Investments

February 11, 2020

York IE announced their investment portfolio, including an investment partnership with Defendify. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.

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York IE Shares Investment Rationale for Defendify

February 6, 2020

York IE discusses the benefits of Defendify and their decision to invest. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.

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GrowthList Publishes Defendify's Funding News

February 3, 2020

Defendify was included in GrowthList’s feature of companies that received funding in January 2020. GrowthList provides reports of fast-growing startups to help sales teams and investors discover fast-growing tech startups.

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Defendify's Funding and Growth Covered by Maine Startups Insider

January 31, 2020

Maine Startups Insider shared news about Defendify’s $2 million seed funding round and plans to grow and scale. Maine Startups Insider is an online news startup featuring startup-related news in Maine.

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StartupsOne Features Defendify's Funding Round

January 30, 2020

StartupsOne covered Defendify’s seed funding round and future plans. StartupsOne is a daily news source on investment in technology-oriented startup business in North America.

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Pulse 2.0 Covers Defendify's Funding News

January 30, 2020

Annie Baker with Pulse 2.0 wrote about Defendify’s $2 million funding round, platform, and future plans. Pulse 2.0 is a rapidly growing technology industry news and intelligence publication located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Spotlight on Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos by York IE

January 29, 2020

York IE featured Co-Founder Rob Simopoulos in their Entrepreneur Spotlight series. York IE is an investment firm that works closely with entrepreneurs and angel investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth, and impact the world.

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Security Infowatch Shares News on Defendify's $2 Million Funding Round

January 29, 2020

Defendify’s seed funding round was featured by Security Infowatch. Security Infowatch reports on all aspects of security for businesses, including advances in physical and cyber security.

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Defendify's $2 Million in Funding Covered by Security Systems News

January 29, 2020

Security Systems News’ Paul Ragusa covered Defendify’s seed funding round and future plans. Security Systems News is the newspaper of record for the security system integrator and installer.

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Vator Publishes Defendify's Funding Announcement

January 29, 2020

Defendify’s funding news was included in Vator’s daily funding roundup. Vator (short for innovator) aims to help great entrepreneurs find funding, and for investors to get in on the ground floor of tomorrow’s leading companies.

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Defendify's $2 Million Funding Featured by ChannelBuzz.ca

January 28, 2020

Mark Cox with ChannelBuzz.ca shared news of Defendify’s funding round and plans to build the product and partner channel. ChannelBuzz.ca is an online news source covering IT channel affairs for the Canadian audience.

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FinSMEs Features Defendify's Funding Round

January 28, 2020

Defendify’s $2 million seed round was covered by FinSMEs. FinSMEs.com provides information on venture capital/private equity and debt financing deals taking place daily across the planet.

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MSSP Alert Features Defendify's Funding

January 28, 2020

Defendify’s funding news was covered by MSSP Alert. MSSP Alert pinpoints best practices, trends and news in the managed security services provider market, covering the steps MSSPs take to safeguard customer assets.

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Channele2e Features Defendify's Funding News

January 28, 2020

Defendify’s seed funding round was included in Channele2e’s daily update. Channele2e shifts the IT channel conversation from tactical chatter to strategic discussions — focusing on business development, financial models, marketing, sales, and more.

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Mainebiz Features Defendify's Seed Funding Round

January 28, 2020

Mainebiz’ Renee Cordes wrote about Defendify’s seed funding round and growth plan. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.

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Portland Press Herald Covers Defendify Funding Round

January 28, 2020

Peter McGuire featured Defendify’s $2 million funding round and future plans. The Portland Press Herald is one of the leading providers of local news and information in Maine.

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Defendify Funding News Featured by Venture Capital Journal

January 28, 2020

News of Defendify’s $2 million seed funding round was published in Venture Capital Journal. Venture Capital Journal provides market intelligence, insight on ways to operate, succeed, and profit in fundraising, and unparalleled analysis of the fundraising market.

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Defendify Shares Importance of Cybersecurity with Commercial Integrator

January 7, 2020

Zachary Comeau of Commercial Integrator recently spoke with Defendify co-founder Rob Simopoulos for the why and how of bringing cybersecurity to audio-visual (AV) integrators. Commercial Integrator is a publication dedicated to technology professionals and the business needs of integrators.

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Defendify Co-Founders Share New Year's Resolutions with Mainebiz

January 2, 2020

Mainebiz spoke with business and nonprofit leaders throughout the state to showcase what the new year has in store for them. Co-Founders Rob Simopoulos and Andrew Rinaldi shared their insights into the growth and reach that 2020 holds for Defendify. Mainebiz is a media organization providing business news, information, and analysis for Maine’s business owners and decision makers.

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