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Should You Outsource Cyber Protection? 5 Questions to Ask.

5 Reasons to Outsource Cyber Protection

Cybersecurity is a must-have for every business, but factors like industry and company size will impact what tools and practices you will need to keep it protected. Ideally, you should begin every inquiry into your organization’s cyber defenses with an assessment to determine your current security posture before making any big decisions.

Small businesses face unique challenges. Fortunately, there are numerous approaches to cybersecurity — world-class cyber protection is available to you, too, but you have to play the game a little differently. 

5 Questions to Ask About Your Cyber Defenses

You don’t have to fill this out on a clipboard, but if you find yourself shaking your head as you go over these points, you might want to look into outsourcing your company’s cyber protection. Download the checklist here.

1. Are your ideal security solutions out of your budget?

Your business needs to be able to keep up with industry standards and best practices, but sometimes your budget forces you to choose solutions that don’t perform as well as you’d like them to. You may even have to prioritize one solution over another.

2. Do you find you’re lacking the time and resources you need to build a better cybersecurity strategy?

The cyber threat landscape is in constant flux; new threats will emerge, and you’ll need answers for them. You need to be able to incorporate and integrate new tools quickly.

3. Do you feel like your organization is protected by your current cybersecurity solution investments?

No one can predict what threats will appear in the future. A previously-unknown zero-day vulnerability could be found tomorrow in a ubiquitous tool — the infamous Log4j vulnerability is a good recent example. Reacting appropriately to surprises requires resources, time, and capital, which can make these situations particularly vexing for small businesses.

4. Does your team have the knowledge and training to help keep your organization safe from a cyber attack?

An organization’s people play a massive role in cybersecurity. Insider threats and social engineering techniques pose a difficult problem to organizations of every size. Proper training is the difference between a united team effort and the business taking a hit because someone clicked a link on a suspicious email. 

5. Does your business lack the flexibility to incorporate new features from vendors you don’t already work with? 

Some cybersecurity providers design new tools that only work with their existing solutions, which can lead to vendor “lock in,” where you’re completely reliant on the capabilities of their technologies. If something changes and you need a feature the vendor you’re locked in with doesn’t offer, implementing it could mean changing out the tools in your stack, leading to lost time and high expenses. 

Where Do You Stand?

If you checked off any of the boxes on the list, outsourcing your cyber protection might be a good move for your business. As a small business, you have to be surgical with your decisions to keep up with the pace of evolving threats and compliance requirements. 

Cyberleaf offers cyber protection as a subscription to help small and medium businesses employ best of breed cyber protection without the need for a massive budget or a lengthy adoption process.

If you’re interested in Cyberleaf and our mission to democratize cybersecurity and make top-tier protection available to businesses of all sizes, register for a free cyber risk assessment to find out if our model is right for you. 

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Jonathan Meyn

Director of Channel Sales

Jonathan is responsible for the Channel Strategy at Cyberleaf. He has over 10 years of experience in various technology solutions sales leadership roles. He has driven cybersecurity strategy and growth within the nation’s leading managed service providers.

Jonathan has a Communications Degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Brant Feldman


Brant served in Naval Special Warfare for 11 years.  He separated as a Lieutenant Commander having served at SEAL Team TWO, SEAL Team FOUR, and SEAL Team SIX.  Following his Naval service, Brant joined ADS in 2008 and was ultimately promoted to Chief Sales Officer, where he directed all sales, supplier, and marketing efforts.  His team was comprised of over 200 sales professionals who drove $3.2B in annual sales.  In 2022, Brant left ADS to pursue opportunities in Private Equity.

Brant has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, an Executive MBA from the Darden School of Business and degrees in Economics and Government from the University of Virginia.

Will Sendall


Will served as Chief Financial Officer to various private equity and VC backed high growth technology companies where he managed the financial and operational functions.  Will has also successfully executed multiple debt and equity fundraising processes and led both buy and sell sides of M&A processes.

Will has a MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a degree in Accounting from Appalachian State University. 

Marshall Howard

Executive Vice President

Marshall is responsible for engineering and project management for Waterleaf. He has over 20 years executive experience across startup operations and Fortune 500 companies in multiple areas including Operations, Engineering, and Technology Implementation, Business Planning/Budgeting, Finance/M&A, Revenue Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs.

Previously Marshall served as a Vice President at T3 Communications, Inc., a Fort Myers, FL based CLEC and managed services provider. Prior to joining T3, Marshall served as VP of Network Technology and Business Development at Cleartel Communications (now part of Birch Communications) where he played a major role in the acquisition and integration of three other CLECs.

Marshall earned a BS in Physics from Rhodes College, a MSEE from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Southern Methodist University and completed post-graduate work in Finance and Economics at Vanderbilt University. In addition, he has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

David Levitan


David has over 30 years of experience as a telecommunications industry executive, leading technology and services organizations that have designed, built, and maintained fiber and wireless infrastructure across the US and internationally. He has extensive development, product marketing and general management experience operating independent, sponsor-backed, and publicly traded companies.

David’s previous experience includes executive leadership roles in start-up and publicly traded companies. As President of C-COR Network Services, he drove over 30% sales growth through a team of 400 employees delivering network infrastructure services for broadband operators, while also serving as an officer of parent company C-COR, Inc. At Scientific-Atlanta, Inc David held a progression of leadership and executive positions as the broadband division grew from ~$100 million to over $1.5 billion in annual sales. During his tenure he held product management, strategic planning, and general management roles, including overseeing the rapid growth of the company’s largest business unit, and establishing and scaling a unit delivering domestic and international professional services. As Vice President of CableMatrix, David also helped raise $5 million in series A venture funding for a policy management software startup.

David completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. 

Adam Sewall


Adam has been a successful senior executive and entrepreneur in the telecomm industry for more than 20 years. Adam has demonstrated success in complex technology deployments, as well as strategic planning, corporate development M&A, business development, operations, and general management. This experience also includes several significant liquidity events for shareholders.

Adam has had significant experience in the design, deployment, and operation of fiber, cellular, point-to-point and other communications networks in the US, Asia and SE Asia. Included in these deployments are AMPS, GSM, CDMA/TDMA, spread spectrum, Wi-Max/Wi-Fi and various Metro and long-haul fiber networks.

Prior to Waterleaf Adam was the President and CEO of T3 Communications Inc. www.t3com.net a next generation CLEC based in Florida. He has also held executive management positions in operations, strategic planning and corporate development at T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

Adam’s technical background includes work in RF engineering, SDR, mobile s/w development, hardware engineering and telecommunications architecture. His project management and operations background include certifications in project management, GSM/PCS, numerous telecom standards and the successful integration of complex infrastructure as well as global deployments of software and communications networks.

He holds a BS Degree from SUNY and has completed graduate studies in engineering, finance, mathematics and economics at Stevens Institute, Columbia and Pace Universities.