Defendify Names Tom Leen Head of Engineering

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Award-winning cybersecurity platform appoints Head of Engineering to continue to drive innovation, IP, and growth

Tom Leen, Head of Engineering, Defendify

Tom Leen, Head of Engineering, Defendify

Cybersecurity challenges are complex, but a tightened security mindset should be at the forefront and I’m eager to get our software performing at scale as Defendify continues to expand rapidly alongside our customers and partners," said Tom Leen, Head of Engineering, Defendify.

Defendify, an all-in-one, award-winning cybersecurity platform, announced today the promotion of Tom Leen to Head of Engineering. Tom will continue to lead technical development of Defendify’s all-in-one cybersecurity platform, designed to continuously strengthen cybersecurity across people, process, and technology. The first-in-kind SaaS product streamlines cybersecurity for organizations that lack in-house security teams by delivering cybersecurity tools and automation backed by industry leading expertise and support.

Leen joined Defendify in 2018 to lead Defendify’s software strategy and application development. As a veteran software engineer with a systems analyst background, Leen uses his 26 years of professional full-stack development experience to propel Defendify to its next phase of growth.

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

A problem-solver by nature, Leen is excited for this step up in helping businesses adapt to the evolving cybersecurity threats facing small and large organizations alike.

“I’ve been programming on the web since the .com boom of the 90’s and I’m constantly driven by the need to solve unique problems across the shifting cybersecurity landscape with solutions that work for all ranges of business operations,” said Tom Leen. “Cybersecurity challenges are complex, but a tightened security mindset should be at the forefront and I’m eager to get our software performing at scale as we continue to expand rapidly alongside our customers and partners.”

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.

“Tom’s tremendous experience and technical leadership has been paramount since the birth of Defendify—as a product and as a company,“ said Andrew Rinaldi, Co-Founder of Defendify. “If you’re going to drive innovation and IP, especially in a space like cybersecurity, it’s exactly Tom’s kind of engineering discipline and unique strategic ability that enables a disruptive SaaS product like Defendify to be so successful, especially when growing so fast.”

About Defendify
Defendify is pioneering cybersecurity for organizations with limited security teams, including IT providers, by delivering multiple layers of protection through a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform designed to continuously strengthen overall cybersecurity posture across people, process and technology. Coupled with automation and expertise, Defendify streamlines cybersecurity assessments, testing, preparation, education, and protection in one consolidated and cost-effective cybersecurity solution.

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