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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.

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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:

  • Our thought leadership in Network Security
  • The excellence of our Mission-Focused TechGuardian® team, a respected group of security and engineering professionals
  • Award-winning Cyber Security Solutions through our innovative research and speedy development, from concept to delivery TechGuard’s position as a leading cyber-defense contractor.
  • Consulting Services and training for the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Intelligence, as well as other federal, financial and healthcare communities.

 


Our Leaders




Suzanne Magee | CHAIR



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:

  • Founding member of the TechAmerica CxO Board
  • Elected Chair of the Nanotechnology Consortium (NTEC) Board of Directors
  • Board Member for the Small Business Development Center Advisory Board for the State of Missouri
  • Past-President of the FBI’s InfraGard Board of Directors for the St. Louis Chapter
  • Founding Member of the Women Impacting Public Policy group


Andrea Johnson | Chairperson



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:

  • Servings as Air-to-Air Integration Program Manager responsible for weapons integration program activities for the F/A-18 aircraft;
  • Managing an engineering team and led weapon integration activities including: bid & proposal, contracting, program planning, risk management, IPT structure, flight tests, & certification
  • Serving as Integration Program Manager responsible for AIM-9X integration program activities for the F/A-18 aircraft;
  • Leading a team of 40 on the AIM-9X development IPT with USN Program Office, USN Test & Evaluation community, USAF Program Office, and Raytheon; and
  • Being recognized for outstanding leadership in promoting government-contractor cooperation.


Carla Stone | President/CEO


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:

  • Direct support to government clients to ensure operational agility, success, and utilization of innovative technologies into required solution sets
  • Develop fiscally beneficial business strategies, and source new opportunities based on competitive analysis
  • Provide CAA Compliance and Audit readiness and oversight
  • Facility Security Officer (FSO) training and certification
  • Government Contracts certification
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Earned Value Management Professional (EVMP) certified


Our Mission



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.

We Value:

  • Healthy work ethic
  • Innovation
  • Patriotism

and putting

  • People
  • Integrity

and

  • Excellence

above all.



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