JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OnDefend is an innovative Jacksonville, FL based company in the world of cyber security. Boasting a national client base, OnDefend is working with major national corporations to strengthen their 'cybersecurity posture' thereby helping them avoid successful cyber-attacks.
OnDefend's regional success has positioned them as the emerging thought leader in cybersecurity. A recent appearance at the Tech Coast Conference pitted Ben Finke, OnDefend Co-founder and Director of Information Security Operations and Management against Jeff Foltz, Chief Information Security Officer with Fidelity National Financial. Finke and Foltz went head-to-head on stage exposing high profile security breaches in our recent history, breaking down the likes of the WannaCry breach and the Target Thanksgiving weekend break-in.
"We just signed five global penetration test specialists to help us continue providing cutting edge cybersecurity testing that helps our national clients stay ahead of the threat actors (bad guys)," Finke notes, explaining the firm is broadening its national reach daily.
US cyber-attacks are costing businesses $400 to $500 billion a year, with 4,000 corporate cyberattacks happening a day and becoming a top reason executive jobs are lost. Globally, annual cybercrime costs will grow to $6 trillion annually by 2021. With more than 4,000 corporate cyberattacks happening per day, the demand for preventative cybersecurity services is rising.
"Our team of 'ethical hackers' just wrapped up the testing phase for two national restaurant chains and one of the largest shipping companies in the world. Companies are getting proactive about improving their cybersecurity posture. Our goal is not only help our clients strengthen their cyber posture, but also help them continually move up the overall security maturity curve," says Chris Freedman, OnDefend Co-Founder and Director of Business Development and Operations.
OnDefend provided its cybersecurity testing services to over 60 national health care institutions, three national mortgage enterprises, one national financial institution as well as over 25 mid-market clients in 2016 alone.
OnDefend is led by co-founders Chris Freedman and Ben Finke. With a combined 40 years of applied experience, the firm has created proven security solutions to defend clients against continually evolving and persistent cyber adversaries. Having combined several cybersecurity and IT firms to create OnDefend, their seasoned executives and global team of highly skilled security professionals are paving the way to become a global leader in the information security service industry.
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