DirectDefense Names Justin Karnousky Regional Vice President of Sales for Central United States

Englewood, Colo., Oct. 18, 2022 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed services, announced today that it has appointed Justin Karnousky as Regional Vice President of Sales for Central, United States. Justin is an established sales leader who will spearhead the expansion of the revenue team and will contribute to DirectDefense’s growth strategy in the central region.  

“DirectDefense is thrilled to welcome Justin to the team,” said Nina Haimoff, VP of Sales. “Justin brings a deep blend of information security services and product experience and understands what it takes to build value and trust, resulting in client success. With the combined experience of the team, Justin will be an incredible asset to our organization, especially in expanding our footprint in the central U.S. region.” 

Justin brings 15 years of combined experience in cybersecurity sales, ranging from products and services to security as a service while building and growing revenue teams. He has successfully created and nurtured strong channel relationships and turned the companies he served into dominant players within the territories he oversaw. 

Prior to DirectDefense, Justin served as VP of Sales, Central and East for Defy Security. Before that, Justin served as Regional Vice President in the TOLA region for Critical Start / CyberOne. He has also held Account Manager roles at Proofpoint and Websense, Inc. (Forcepoint), where he exceeded sales goals year over year and was named to their President’s Clubs. 

Justin added, “DirectDefense has a unique market position with its best-in-class professional services, connected systems offerings, and MSSP division, setting the highest standard for cybersecurity resiliency. I look forward to building and nurturing relationships with new and existing organizations in the central U.S. region.”  

Just holds a B.S. in Business Marketing from San Diego State University and was an Infantry Section Leader / Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. 

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DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at


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