About Us

We empower cloud-reliant companies to succeed by protecting their information & defending their data from threats.

Our Story

Cyber Defense Group was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2016 as an answer for the growing need for experienced cybersecurity consulting for cloud-reliant companies. We recognized a problem with the outdated template-driven cybersecurity services of the past and decided to be different. We strive to empower all of our clients with the tools and education to manage their own cybersecurity environments, all while providing outcomes-based deliverables. We aim to protect our clients from cyber criminals and create robust programs to withstand current and future threats. We always aim to deliver efficient, accurate, and measurable solutions for any of our client’s obstacles.

Our Core Values

We Take Ownership

We take pride in our work and go the extra mile to ensure we deliver the best possible solutions. We are resourceful, accountable, and do not let obstacles get in our way.

We Are Balanced

This matters because of the balance we are talking about.  Balance ensures creativity and dedication!  Happy people = happy results.  Balanced employees have work environments that are creative and resourceful and nimble.

We Embrace Teamwork

We park our egos at the door and together we accomplish our goals.   

 

We Live with Integrity

Our professional lives are driven by criminal activity, so integrity is top of mind for our clients and ourselves.  

 

Our Team

Lou Rabon

Chief Executive Officer

From meeting with clients to resolving an IR, Lou is involved in every aspect of CDG. While he is immersed in the day-to-day of the company, he also reserves time to construct the overall growth strategy for the firm to continue to evolve. 

Remington Winters

SVP, Security Engineering

Remington leads the Engineering functions at CDG. This includes, but is not limited to Penetration Testing, Security Analysis, Threat Hunting, and Product Development teams to ensure that we stay innovative in overall cloud security.

Kevin Mau

SVP, Incident Response & Forensics

Kevin specializes in threat hunting and forensic analysis. At CDG, he actively maintains threat intelligence on commercial security trends, cyber crime initiatives, code exploitation, obfuscation techniques, and malware. 

Nicole Lau

Vice President, Client Success

Nicole is our VP of Client Success and plays a key role in driving client goals, product utilization, business transformation, and revenue expansion by ensuring the engagement, success, retention, and growth of CDG’s clients.

Caroline Connelly

Technical Program Manager

Caroline is a technical program manager, working closely with both client stakeholders and CDG employees. She helps perform security assessments, creates client roadmaps, and advises clients on all types of security issues that are tailored to their specific needs and goals. 

Ian Schwartz

Project Manager

Ian leads the CDG Project Management Office, working closely with all department teams to ensure consistent coordination and communication throughout our client’s journey.  He is consistently involved in process and product improvement, to ensure CDG’s consistent growth.

Esther Yim

Security Consultant

Working in the Engineering Department of CDG, Esther works on a variety of projects throughout her day to ensure that clients are effectively secured. With a specialization in OSINT, she is also responsible for MDR, IR, and Penetration testing. 

Tu Le

Marketing Coordinator

Tu handles public and client-facing content across all of our platforms to ensure a strong brand identity as our marketing coordinator. A typical day includes meetings with the team, hours on illustrator, and learning about new digital marketing strategies to implement into our campaigns.

Rebecca Brancato

Talent Acquisition & Culture Manager

Rebecca develops and administers programs in support of company initiatives around culture and employee development. She manages Talent Acquisition and Culture to help attract and retain top talent, while defining and fostering a unique, best-in-class company culture.

Cybersecurity Should be an Advantage, not a Cost Center. Let’s Get to Work.