Meet the Defenders

Bright Defense was founded by veteran technology entrepreneurs from the managed service, cloud, and data center space. We understand that the commitment to compliance is a critical competitive differentiator for our customers.

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Tim Mektrakarn

Tim Mektrakarn is a seasoned tech executive with expertise in Cybersecurity, Cloud, Edge Computing, and Data Centers. He co-founded Krypt, VPLS, and VPLS Solutions, leading all security efforts and achieving SOC 2 and HIPAA compliance. He steered the company to a strategic sale to Evocative in 2019. As VP of Operations at Zenlayer, a global cloud provider with over 300 data centers, Tim boosted global revenue by 50% and led security transformations. A CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor with certifications from Cisco and VMware, Tim holds a B.S. from the University of Arizona and an MBA from USC's Marshall School of Business.


John Minnix

John Minnix is a technology veteran and serial entrepreneur. John co-founded and led VPLS Solutions, a technology consultancy and managed service provider, from inception through seven years of profitable growth to the acquisition by Evocative in 2019.  John held leadership positions at Evocative as VP of Sales & Marketing and President & Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw successful acquisitions and helped raise over $60 million in capital. In 2022, John founded Brightlio, a technology consultancy. John holds a B.A. from Emory University and an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

About Us

We are defending the world from cybersecurity threats through continuous compliance.

We understand that compliance is more than just checking boxes. It’s about minimizing the financial risk and reputational harm from a data breach. It's also about assuring your clients, stakeholders, and employees that you are conducting business with the greatest commitment to security and data integrity.

Bright Defense combines technology, expertise, and a customer-centric approach into a continuous compliance service that meets your unique business needs. Our monthly engagement model delivers a robust cybersecurity program that allows you to meet compliance frameworks, including SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and CMMC.

Once compliance certification is achieved, we constantly enhance your security program to keep up with the evolving threat landscape and compliance standards. Our compliance automation toolset gives you complete visibility into your compliance status while saving you time and money.

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