Data Defense Solutions (DDS) is a Cybersecurity advisory firm that was founded with the goal to offer the highest quality Cybersecurity services with a select group of highly experienced security professionals. DDS is based in Alexandria, VA and partners with our federal and commercial customers to become more than a vendor and become an extension of their team to reduce their cyber risk with our full service IT and Cybersecurity solutions.

Paul Culligan | CEO

Paul has over 18 years of experience providing strategic advisory services and information security solutions for diverse industries and organizations. He received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and his MBA from Penn State University. Qualifications include: CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications; and detailed knowledge of various information systems, IT security tools, compliance requirements and security best practices.

Paul Culligan | CEO

Kris Fechter | Senior Security Engineer

Kris has over 18 years of IT management, security and project management experience at companies including: Cybertrust, Verizon, Sourcefire and Cisco. His experience includes building and managing the global customer vulnerability scanning lab environment for Cybertrust and managed a global migration project which combined three merged companies’ information systems and networks into one global network for Cybertrust. Prior to joining DDS, Kris was a Technical Project Manager with Sourcefire/Cisco. His certifications include: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Sourcefire Certified Professional (SFCP).

Kris Fechter | Senior Security Engineer

Tim Gorman | Senior Security Engineer

Tim has over 18 years of IT and Cybersecurity experience in various Senior Manager and Director level roles with companies such as: JPMorgan Chase Vastera, AT&T, and Greatbatch. His certifications include the CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Tim is highly technical with hands-on experience managing teams and large M&A integrations and IT projects.

Tim Gorman | Senior Security Engineer