TechGuard Security is an ISO 9001:2008-registered, certified SDB, DBE and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise.
TechGuard Security was founded to address national cyber defense initiatives and US critical infrastructure security.
In early 2000, entrepreneur Suzanne Magee recognized a growing need for security and privacy of computer communications with the federal government going paperless and enterprises racing to have a presence on the ubiquitous Internet. Many organizations embraced the Internet with no thought of the vulnerabilities created by unprotected electronic access. With Andrea Johnson, a former computer engineer for the Boeing Company, they founded TechGuard in a small basement office in direct response to Presidential Decision Directive 63 to secure the US Critical Infrastructure. Their mission was to create proactive countermeasures to malicious network attacks through deployment of industry-leading services; and provide cutting-edge research and development of proactive security technology products. As opposed to security remaining a game of catch-up, our approach would help clients stay one step ahead of the hackers and the growing number of network threats.
As a first step, TechGuard deployed a firewall platform to guard our own company network. The success of this platform led to the realization of TechGuard’s vision for future security solutions such as the Great Walls of Fire® and PoliWall® security product suite. In 2013 TechGuard’s products division became Bandura®, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechGuard Security.
TechGuard cyber services have been deployed for over a decade for DoD and the intelligence community, and our disruptive technology and lab services now range from nanotechnology and artificial intelligence products, to vulnerability research, malware analysis and tool development. TechGuard has filed for over fifty patents which are issued or pending in the US and internationally. TechGuardians ® address the current challenges of cyber security and privacy, specifically the problems of information management, network vulnerabilities, firewall integrity and network security concerns created by e-commerce initiatives, global Internet connections and cyber terrorism.
Today, TechGuard is recognized for:
Suzanne’s leadership as Co-Founder, CEO, and now Chairperson for TechGuard Security is exemplified by numerous honors including Women Entrepreneur Award 2009, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award; Distinguished Woman Business Owner; Missouri Regional Top 50 Company; SBA Small Business Team of the Year for the Eastern Missouri Region; St. Louis Economic Council Entrepreneurial Company of the year; and Maryland IT Incubator Company of the Year.
Suzanne is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Bandura®. Under Suzanne’s leadership, Bandura Systems has further expanded capabilities to address the cyber security needs of highly regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, and energy as well as many others contending with PCI and data protection standards.
Suzanne’s affiliations include:
Andrea holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to TechGuard, Andrea worked for 14 years at The Boeing Company (and its predecessor, McDonnell Douglas). Andrea’s wealth of experience is exemplified by awards for outstanding leadership and positions of significant responsibility including program management for weapons integration on the F/A-18 aircraft and technical leadership overseeing teams of 40+ engineers on collaborative DoD security integration projects involving multiple government contracting firms.
Andrea’s experience in defense, space, and security includes:
Carla holds a BA Degree, as well as a double MBA in Accounting and Business Administration from McKendree University. She provides executive programmatic guidance and contractual oversight for current and future business development for clients such as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), US Marine Corps Cybersecurity Command (MARFORCYBER), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as a host of other government and commercial entities. Carla Stone has built upon decades of leadership and business acumen to receive numerous professional accolades within the Defense Industry leading to her current position as President/CEO of TechGuard Security.
Carla’s Governance and Expertise encompass:
Mission: We protect critical infrastructures by providing revolutionary cyberspace solutions for government, business and, most importantly, people.
Vision: TechGuard Security will be globally recognized as the leading innovators of cyberspace technology and services for people of free nations.