About Us

About Us

StrataDefense focuses on finding solutions and bettering the technology-related needs of businesses. In 2001, StrataDefense further focused efforts and experience on how to best support the heavily-regulated financial industry.

We’re proud of our credentials and continue to serve premiere managed services and network security to businesses like yours, making it easy for you to put your business first. With our Managed Security Services and Managed Network Support, your business can adapt to the changing needs of the competitive landscape, keeping your data secure and reducing risk of threats.

Our systems and our team at StrataDefense are dedicated to your network and to helping you protect your data. Contact us to learn how we can help your business and deliver the unique solution you need.

We provide you with rigorous, layered-defense network security. A lighter regulatory load with our compliant network management services and support. And peace of mind with our industry-leading Security Operations Center (SOC) and our TITAN Security Module.

This 24/7 virtual security analyst, faster and better than a team of people, actively searches for Indicators of Compromise. When it finds something suspect, TITAN alerts us so we can stop an attack in its tracks. We are constantly innovating in the ever-changing technical landscape to keep our clients’ data safe.

We don’t do it alone. Check out our list of Strategic Partners, who assist us in providing you with the best hardware, software, and security features on the market.

Our Leadership

Craig Gauss


Craig serves as the CISO for StrataDefense. He leads the charge in monitoring our clients' networks and always looking for new ways to streamline and automate StrataDefense systems to improve processes for StrataDefense clients. With two decades of experience in technology in the the highly regulated healthcare and financial industries, Craig is well equipped to design and build automation for even the most complex networks.

Matt Hildebrandt


Matt serves as the President and CEO for StrataDefense. With 15 years in information technology, including 7 years working directly for two financial institutions, Matt has first-hand experience with designing network architecture to meet an institution’s strategic needs. He is also strangely energized by responding to queries from regulatory examiners.

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Abigail McLain

Chief Operating Officer

Abby serves as the Chief Operating Officer for StrataDefense. Her experience includes 10 years in the banking industry and 7 years in health research. From editing credit policy to managing health data to driving software development, Abby has championed operational efficiency, quality, accurate documentation, and teamwork. Nothing makes Abby happier at work than getting it done and getting it done right.

Tom Powers

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Tom, one of the founders of StrataDefense, serves as its Chief Technology Officer. He has more than two decades of experience in the technology industry and the financial industry along with several industry certifications. Tom architects solutions to protect the critical networks of the highly-regulated industries StrataDefense serves. He has a passion for playing music, securing networks, and driving penetration testers insane.

Company Certifications

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SOC II Type 1 Certified Provider

As a SOC II Type 1 certified provider, we take the necessary precautions to ensure that your organization’s data stays safe.

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FFIEC Examined Managed Service Provider

As an FFIEC Examined Managed Service Provider, we understand the regulatory pressures that your organization faces. Our examinations provide evidence that we are doing our very best to ensure that your organization is compliant.

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Fortinet Silver Partner Provider

As a Fortinet Silver Partner Provider, StrataDefense has the technical knowledge needed to make the most of your network and security devices.

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Microsft Silver Partner Provider

As a Microsoft Silver Partner Provider, StrataDefense has the technical performance, service quality and care you need.

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