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OUR HISTORY

Pioneers in Advanced Cybersecurity for Individuals and Small Groups

Total Digital Security was founded in 2013 to provide best-in-class solutions to anyone wanting to protect, with real-world information and resources that everyone can use - with or without technical expertise or an IT department for service and support. 

Our service is personal and user-oriented, and we share our knowledge base throughout the customer relationship. From product selection to on boarding and installation, to help and support services, to trouble-shooting, education and training, regular newsletters, advisories and new product introductions - we are there with our experience and expertise for the benefit of every customer we serve.

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THE MISSION

Always Striving For More

The cyber threat environment is in constant flux with new attacks and malware every day. But cybersecurity solutions are evolving too, and Total Digital Security brings our experience in the field combined with global threat intelligence and real-time updates to stay current and protect people and their technology with the best defenses available anywhere today.

We inform, educate, and empower you with the information, tools, and practices you need to stay safe and secure on the internet from anywhere in the world - at home, in the office, on the road and public WiFi ... with our solutions and services you know you are protected all the time, wherever you go.

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THE PEOPLE

Meet The Team

The team at Total Digital Security includes deep experience in technology, risk-management, regulatory compliance, and importantly; working with people to learn, improve and strive.

We view our mission as empowering individuals and groups for survival and success not just in terms of cybercrime and online risk, but also in the challenges that are coming as a result of the new digital age.

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Brad Deflin

President and Founder

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Brad Deflin

President and Founder

Brad has over 25 years of executive leadership in operations, sales, audit, compliance, and supervision of rigorously regulated financial environments including Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Wells Fargo, and J.P. Morgan. His experience enabled him to recognize the dire need for a comprehensive and unified approach to effectively manage all elements of digital security risk; personally and professionally, at home, in the office, or on the road.

Brad is an author and frequent speaker on the matters of online risk, cybercrime, and the emerging technology that defends and protects from what has become our #1 personal and professional risk today. 

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Mark Holodnak

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Holodnak

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Holodnak has had an extensive career with IBM, GE Capital, Tetra Pak, Inter-Tel and most notably as the founding VP Finance/Controller for Vonage  (pre-IPO).  At Vonage he was instrumental in creating the Finance department and implementing systems and processes that became the foundation for its exponential growth and eventual IPO.  His record of achievement includes establishing a world-class finance operation including financial reporting, cash management, treasury, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, contract negotiation and inventory management. Since Vonage, he has advised various companies on acquisitions, due diligence, and system implementations.  In this capacity, he has assisted both buyers and sellers and has significant experience working with private equity firms and investment bankers. He managed a two year-long turn-around, investment valuation, equity sale and eventual wind-down of a diversified media venture. Most recently he has been a founding member of YIPTV, Inc., an “over-the-top” (OTT) platform distributing live streaming international channels focused on the Hispanic community. He received his BS in Accounting and MBA from Rider University.

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Diane Kisner

VP - Operations

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Diane Kisner

VP - Operations

Diane Kisner’s professional experience begins with her 16 years at CIGNA Insurance Corporation in Bloomfield, CT where she was responsible for local area network installations, new software deployment to sales employees, and technical support for executive personnel. She was co-founder and director at E-Vault LLC, a web-enabled, secure document imaging, retrieval and storage system for lawyers and other professional advisors and free-lanced as a consultant and strategic advisor for companies including Aston Martin Racing, Plaxo, and TDS. Most recently she was a member of the startup team and VP of Strategic Initiatives for YIPTV, an “over-the-top” (OTT) platform distributing live streaming content focused on the Hispanic community.

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Dr. Gary Kessler

Board Member and Senior Advisor

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Dr. Gary Kessler

Board Member and Senior Advisor

Gary Kessler is a Professor of Cybersecurity and the chairman of the Security Studies and International Affairs Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus.  He is a member of the North Florida and Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces. He is the co-author of two professional texts and over 70 articles, a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international conferences, and past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law. He is also an adjunct professor at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He earned his Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education at Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, and BA in Mathematics from Humboldt State University.

Gary is also the president of Gary Kessler Associates, a training and consul=ng company specializing in computer and network security and digital forensics. In addi=on, he is a member of the North Florida and Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and an adjunct faculty member Edith Cowan University (Perth, Western Australia).

People helping people and the technology they use every day to stay safe, in control, and without fear and inordinate risk.


Learn About Our Next-Gen Education and Training Services

A people-centric approach.

service-img-5.jpgWe bring our decades of institutional experience in compliance, supervision, and audit, and combine it with our years of experience in the field with individuals and small-groups for distinctive program content and design.  Click for more. 

  • Financial Services Firms - Client events, and internal awareness workshops.
  • Professional Trade Associations - Legal, Real Estate, Nonprofit, Financial, and Privacy Regulated Industries including HIPAA and PCI.
  • Corporate - Risk Mitigation in Perimeter Environments, Employee Training, Executive and Board Workshops.
  • Small Business Conferences - Cyber Security for the Enterprise Without an IT Department.
  • Family Office - The New Face of Risk for Risk Managers, Cyber Security for the Family.
  • CLE/CE - Approved course presentations.

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Some Of Our Clients

Our clients range from individuals and families to professional practitioners, small businesses, and large corporations and organizations. Advanced cybersecurity solutions and services to learn and protect made available to everyone from Total Digital Security.
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Industry Accolades and Customer Testimonials

Accolades & Testimonials

  • Total Digital Security nominated for the FAMILY WEALTH REPORT AWARDS 2018 - Best Cybersecurity Provider for Family Offices.
    Family Wealth Report 2018 Best Provider Family Office - Cybersecurity

    The Family Wealth Report

  • "You start to realize so much of what we do is valuable to hackers, and the persistence of the risk is something you can't ignore anymore. You are exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!"
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    Rick S.

    Law Firm Partner

  • "Your company came to our rescue. We never had the tech support we needed and no one was addressing our cyber risk concerns. That changed starting with our first call to you."
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    Carla B.

    Director - Nonprofit Organization