Our Team

Lou Rabon

CEO


Lou Rabon has 19 years’ experience in cyber security, with 6 years’ experience in Privacy and 25+ years’ in IT. Lou’s broad global experience in technology allows him to speak to the full security stack, both at the executive and operational levels.

As a long-time technology professional, Lou also has experience in a diverse range of environments over many industries. Lou has helped some of the biggest global companies secure their networks in the United States, EMEA and APAC.

Conor Sherman

Managing Partner


Conor Sherman has successfully built, redesigned, and reinvigorated cybersecurity programs for fast-paced, high-performing companies. With over a decade of building and running security programs in both the finance and high tech space, Conor has defended multi-billion dollar companies from attacks ranging from organized crime to nation-state actors.

The key to Conor’s success is a hands-on leadership style rooted in a first-principle methodology.

Vanessa Barrett

Project Manager


Vanessa Barrett has over 15 years’ experience in Project and Program Management in the advanced services technology field managing software and hardware new product launches. Vanessa is skilled at providing best practice analysis, while ensuring all project objectives are completed.

Vanessa is at ease working with highly structured corporations as well as emerging start-ups and is able to provide remote and onsite support. She is comfortable working on program development and assisting with SOC 2 control alignments.

Miguel Contreras

Senior Consultant


Miguel is a business oriented Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) professional with over 10+yrs of experience building customized cyber security programs for organizations. He is passionate about helping clients build solutions to protect the business from cyber security threats.

His previous experience includes serving as the Global Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance for a publicly traded financial services company, Senior GRC Consultant at PwC servicing publicly traded companies (2 yrs. as interim CISO at client) and Enterprise Cyber Security Strategist at Microsoft.

Eric Fiterman

Senior Cloud Architect


Eric Fiterman is an experienced security architect, incident responder, and former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Eric has helped organizations respond to critical security incidents and uses this experience to help clients design practical, preventative security solutions.

Eric currently helps clients design secure cloud solutions and specializes in architecting analytical security frameworks. Eric has designed and delivered cyber security solutions for In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Fortune 100, and small and medium-sized businesses.

Jacob Horne

Senior Consultant


Jacob has led high performance teams in both the Intelligence Community and private sector across the entire spectrum of cyber security including 24x7 SOC operations, blue/red/purple team and Hunt activities, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, program management, and training.

Jacob's dynamic leadership style enables business objectives by blending holistic, interdisciplinary perspective with meticulous systems engineering methodology.

Kevin Keating

DIrector of Operations


Kevin Keating is an operations executive who has deep experience managing people and projects in complex environments. Kevin currently runs Operations for Cyber Defense Group.

Prior to CDG, Kevin worked with a major DoD contractor, supervising projects for the Marine Corps Logistics Command and coordinating requirements to support executive projects and operations. Kevin retired as a Major from the United States Marine Corps, where he held executive command positions across multiple units and coordinated military forces across multiple geographies. Kevin was deployed multiple times and has been decorated with numerous awards including the Bronze Star.

John Tooley

Senior Consultant


John Tooley has a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by companies seeking to effectively manage Information Security risks and technology through industry accepted methodologies, frameworks and experience. .

John combines both a strong technical background with a deep understanding of the risks and threats posed to today’s legacy and start-up organizations, as well as the methodologies needed to secure evolving areas like cloud, DevOps and IoT.

Peggy Wu

Finance & Accounting


A multifaceted, diligent, and reliable professional with nearly 15 years of successful experience in positions involving client service, business and operations management, commercial real estate lending (including underwriting, financial analysis, and documentation), and project/event planning.

Peggy is also a registered Yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance (RYT® 200), and a freelancer for Mandarin TV and Radio commercial voice-over and emcee projects. Bilingual in English and Mandarin/Chinese.

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