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 of 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 We recognized a problem with the outdated template-driven cybersecurity services of the past and decided to be different.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 aim to empower all of our clients with the tool 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

There is an equilibrium between professional and personal life. We want our team to have the flexibility to accomplish goals in your professional life while having time and energy to enjoy your personal life.

We Embrace Teamwork

We work as a team and selflessly work towards our common goals.

We Live with Integrity

We empower cloud – reliant companies to succeed by protecting their information and defending their data from incoming threats.

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.

Michael Miora

SVP, Security & Privacy

Michael manages CDG’s delivery team, providing world class security and privacy consulting services. We pride ourselves on being uniquely focused on security in the cloud and improving the security of both legacy and new organizations.

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.

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.