About Us

Silicon Defenses (SD) was founded in Jacksonville, Florida by native Floridian Dane C. Howard in 2018 when he saw a lack of resources for companies to obtain at reasonable prices to test and strengthen their IT security infrastructures when they could not afford to pay larger companies to employ their services or for in-house expertise. We have built a knowledgeable, secure, ethical and caring company that assists these smaller to mid-sized companies strengthen their security stance by performing vulnerability testing, penetration testing, security consulting, planning, training, designing, configuration and monitoring.

Though our focus is on security, we also offer general IT services and consulting as well. We can help with day-to-day IT functions, help move your business to the cloud, consult for any IT project or simply serve as a back-up or resource to your existing IT staff. We are now building prototypes for a possible hardware division.

Currently Silicon Defenses caters to the smaller to mid-sized companies because it is a small company itself and plans to remain that way for the near future. The founders feel smaller companies offer a moral and ethical environment that is more welcoming and enjoyable for those who spend so much of their lives and time in. Unfortunately, often times that nice environment comes at the cost of not having the giant budget that larger companies have come to rely on. That is where SD steps in to help these companies build, test and maintain a safe and secure IT networking infrastructure. We keep up to date with the latest in vulnerabilities and exploits by attending formal training from highly respected organizations, researching technologies and thinking like hackers and learning directly from them so we are always aware of current threats.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.  Thank you for your interest in our company and we look forward to doing business with you if we are fortunate enough to earn your trust.