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Binary Defense Adds Top Cybersecurity Executives to Build on Success

September 13, 2022

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Binary Defense, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) software developer and managed security services provider, recently announced that well-known cybersecurity expert, Bob Meindl, joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer. Meindl has successfully guided the strategic growth of midsize and enterprise cybersecurity companies and brings a wealth of industry experience, a proven playbook of business practices, and in-depth technical knowledge to Binary Defense. At every stage of his career, Meindl has established himself as a passionate cybersecurity visionary adept at building businesses and driving explosive growth. Now, Meindl has brought on an Executive Leadership Team with over 100 years of combined cybersecurity experience to continue driving Binary Defense forward.

“At Binary Defense, our mission is to make the world a safer place and protect and defend organizations from threats of all kinds,” said Meindl. “As threats evolve, so must our company and I am extremely proud to assemble a new Executive Leadership Team whose strong industry knowledge and experience will help Binary Defense build on the company’s success and reach new heights.”

The newly formed Executive Leadership Team will provide strategic and tactical direction to the company, its employees, and valued clients. These senior leaders have extensive cybersecurity backgrounds and will ensure Binary Defense remains a trusted security partner that keeps clients free of harm from cyberattacks. The new Executive Leadership Team members come with years of finely tuned operating rhythms with most working together in prior roles providing cybersecurity services to global and large enterprise clients.

Joining Binary Defense are the following executive leaders:

Dan Adcock – Chief Operating Officer. Dan offers a client focused mindset that pairs with his extensive corporate strategy and business development background. In his role, he leads all client service delivery functions, ensuring the company evolves and maintains industry-leading cybersecurity capabilities to protect and defend clients.

Tracy Caudill – Chief Commercial Officer. Tracy brings expert experience leading complex cybersecurity engagements and building collaborative teams that create customer value and enable long-lasting partnerships across the customer journey. She is responsible for leading Binary Defense’s marketing, sales, and customer success strategy to drive business growth and customer centricity.

Jason Vest – Chief Product Officer. Jason has broad technical security knowledge and strong leadership and service delivery experience gained through his military and business career. He leads the product team, sets the strategic product vision, and guides the direction of the product portfolio.

Joe McMann – Head of Cyber Services. Joe has built security programs for some of the largest companies across the globe, supporting the mission of helping organizations protect their enterprise and defend their business. Joe will lead the new Cyber Services division to expand Binary Defense’s capabilities that will greatly benefit its clients.

In addition to these four new executive leaders, Dave Kennedy and Mike Hofherr will continue serving Binary Defense as part of the Executive Leadership Team. Dave Kennedy, founder of Binary Defense, will serve as Chief Hacking Officer, providing technical expertise, strategic market guidance, and visionary product development impact. Mike Hofherr, in his role as Chief Financial Officer, oversees the finance and accounting teams and helps Binary Defense invest in the right areas to continue growing and serving clients.

Meindl’s excitement was further emphasized by sharing, “With this team in place, we will continue building upon the world-class cybersecurity solutions we offer today. We are looking forward to taking our existing solutions to the next level and adding additional services that our clients are seeking from their strategic security partners. Great experiences for our customers are ahead.”

To learn more about the new Binary Defense Executive Leadership Team, please visit the following link:

About Binary Defense

Binary Defense is a managed security services provider and software developer with leading cybersecurity solutions that include SOC-as-a-Service, Managed Detection & Response, Security Information & Event Management, Threat Hunting and Counterintelligence. The company demonstrates conclusive proof of superior capabilities in detecting intruder activity and this rapid detection paired with expert analysis and response decreases cyber risk for businesses.

Binary Defense believes its unique approach resolves infosec’s biggest challenges such as limited in-house security expertise, lack of technology resources and the significant budgetary and time investment required to ensure protection from today’s threats. With its human-driven, technology-assisted approach, Binary Defense provides its clients with immediate protection and visibility, combating and stopping the next generation of cyberattacks that their business faces. The company acts as a security force multiplier and becomes a trusted extension of the client’s team. This collaboration and partnership stand out as key elements behind its service delivery to ensure that security practitioners have what they need to quickly detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents.

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The company is headquartered in Stow, Ohio at 600 Alpha Parkway. For more information, please contact, David White, VP of Marketing, at [email protected].

About Binary Defense

Binary Defense is a trusted leader in security operations, supporting companies of all sizes to proactively monitor, detect and respond to cyberattacks. The company offers a personalized Open XDR approach to Managed Detection and Response, advanced Threat Hunting, Digital Risk Protection, Phishing Response, and Incident Response services, helping customers mature their security program efficiently and effectively based on their unique risks and business needs.

With a world-class 24/7 SOC, deep domain expertise in cyber, and sophisticated technology, hundreds of companies across every industry have entrusted Binary Defense to protect their business. Binary Defense gives companies actionable insights within minutes not hours, the confidence in their program to be resilient to ever-changing threats, and the time back that matters most to their business. Binary Defense is also the Trusted Cybersecurity Partner of the Cleveland Browns and partners with PGA TOUR players. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.