Founder & CEO
Successful leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Paramount Defenses is the brainchild of Sanjay Tandon, formerly, Program Manager for Active Directory Security at Microsoft Corporation.
From the White House to the British Houses of Parliament and from Corporate America to the business corridors of Asia, as the foundation of a Microsoft Windows Server based IT infrastructure, Active Directory is the foundation of identity and access management and cyber security at over 85% of organizations worldwide.
From 2001 until 2005, Tandon was Program Manager for Active Directory security on Microsoft's Windows Server Development team. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of Active Directory security.
Tandon's responsibilities at Microsoft included designing Windows and Active Directory security features, authoring functional specifications and official Microsoft technical documentation, presenting at industry conferences including Microsoft TechEds, and providing strategic security guidance to Microsoft's enterprise customers.
While at Microsoft, Tandon helped improve the security posture of numerous Fortune 100 companies and governments around the world. In 2004, Tandon was awarded the Passion for Customers award at Microsoft.
In 2004, Tandon proposed, conducted and delivered a comprehensive risk assessment of Microsoft's global IT security infrastructure to the highest offices at Microsoft, resulting in significant enhancements of Microsoft Corporation's own global information security posture.
In 2005, Tandon moved on from Microsoft to establish Paramount Defenses Inc.
Mr. Tandon received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2001. In 2010, he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement by a Young Alum award by UMASS, Amherst's Computer Science Department for his contributions to the field of information security.
In 2013, Tandon was awarded arguably one of the most vital cyber-security related patents, titled “Method and System for Assessing Access Entitlements of an Entity in a System" (8429708), by the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (U.S PTO.)
He occasionally blogs his perspectives on www.Cyber-Security-Blog.com.