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MDR Security Provider Binary Defense Names Former Capgemini Executive as CEO

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Bob Meindl, CEO, Binary Defense
Bob Meindl, CEO, Binary Defense

Binary Defense, a Top 250 MSSP and managed detection and response (MDR) software company, has appointed Bob Meindl as its CEO. Meindl succeeds Mike Valentine, who will remain Binary Defense's chairman.

Meindl has guided the strategic growth of midsize and enterprise cybersecurity companies, according to Binary. He brings industry experience, a playbook of business practices and technical knowledge to the company.

Prior to joining Binary, Meindl served as EVP and head of the North American cybersecurity practice at Capgemini. He previously held senior executive positions at Leidos Cyber and Lockheed Martin Commercial Cyber.

In addition, Meindl is a member of the advisory boards for PacketViper, Anomali and other cybersecurity companies. He has helped these businesses develop their cybersecurity offerings and expand their operations.

A Closer Look at Binary Defense

Binary provides cyberattack visibility and protection. Along with its MDR solution, Binary's cybersecurity portfolio includes:

  • Counterintelligence
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS)
  • Threat hunting

Binary delivers cybersecurity solutions and services to organizations in education, healthcare and other sectors. It also offers the Shield partner program that lets MSSPs, MSPs and professional services firms integrate these solutions and services into their portfolios.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.