Meet IoT Defense

IoT Defense, Inc. (IOTD) is a cybersecurity and networking startup company based in Northern Virginia, USA. Having focused on all forms of defensive and offensive security for enterprise and government, the team has come together to apply their collective insights to protect the consumer. The team's mission is to build solutions, both hardware and software, that enable protection of networks and ever-increasing prevalence of IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

More About IOTD

Our start was driven by the need to bring strong security to consumers. RATtrap was our first product launched in 2017 and won "Top Security Innovation" for Security by Popular Science.

Ground Zero

Mirai, Satori, BrickerBot and IoT_reaper – what do these names have in common? These are botnets, still very active on the internet, targeting home routers and devices connected to those routers. These botnets are not about to go away anytime soon. Quite the contrary - they are going to get more sophisticated and effective at inflicting damage on the Internet at massive scale. For IoT device vendors, security and privacy has always been an afterthought and consequently, consumers are being exposed to constant threats. IoT security is a nascent market today but is poised for massive growth as IoT devices proliferate in homes and business alike. Securing these devices is a daunting challenge but a massive opportunity. We are at ground zero of this. “IoT Defense” is not just our name, we live and breathe this stuff every day. Working towards our mission of securing the Internet of Things, we launched our highly rated consumer product, RATtrap which won the Popular Science Top Security Innovation Award. But that is just the beginning, we have pipeline full of exciting products and you could be a part of that journey. ​ Our founding team has more than four decades of combined experience in information security. Throughout our careers, we have built and shipped commercial security products used by millions of consumers all over the planet. At IoT Defense, we did it again, going from an idea on paper to successful product launch which entailed designing and building hardware, embedded software, cloud backend, Web UI, mobile apps, threat intelligence pipeline in less than 18 months. An impressive feat that was made possible by the team’s knowledge, experience, dedication and ability to execute. Being a part of this team will entail a constant flow of challenges, learning on your feet and non-stop fun while you are at it.


Our Founders

Officially formed in 2015.


T.Roy is a veteran of the cyber-security industry where he has worked on commercial security products such as host intrusion prevention, network firewalls, behavioral anti-malware detection, document security and data leak prevention technologies. He has also worked on the offensive side of security for the government and defense industry. At IoT Defense, T.Roy focuses on partnerships, business development, product direction, and global supply-chain management.

S. Alan Carroll

During Alan's career in the information security industry he has led global engineering teams in mobile-based identity systems, architected unique cyber intelligence capabilities, and was lucky enough to have worked with some of the greatest pioneers in the industry in X-Force at Internet Security Systems (acq. by IBM) on network-based intrusion prevention and detection systems. More recently, Alan has executed multi-million dollar programs for the U.S. Government in R&D of mission-critical high-caliber specialized products.

Working with Us


Innovation Playground

Adaptability and continuous change is in our DNA. You will always be encouraged to feel dissatisfied with the status quo and think outside the box. Your desire to work on some the following is music to your ears. We will do everything to enable you to be successful.

  • Distribute threat intelligence updates using blockchain.
  • Develop Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to profile IoT Device behavior.
  • Hack our own cloud infrastructure.
  • Containerize our build environments for easy replication.
  • Spice up that UI with the latest JS/CSS framework.
  • Squeeze the last ounce of performance from the network data path.

Cutting Edge Technology

We are looking for engineering talent across the board to help with embedded systems, Web UI, cloud Infrastructure and full stack work. You will have a unique opportunity to take ownership of the end to end aspects of the product from embedded to cloud and everything in between. Here is a small sampling of some cool technologies you will get to work with in various roles:

  • Linux VMs on Azure IaaS.
  • Deployment automation (Chef, Puppet).
  • Multi-Prvider VM orchestration.
  • Full stack feature development.
  • High availability and Load balancing.
  • IoT honeypots.
  • DNS infrastructure.
  • Performance tuning.
  • REST APIs.
  • iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Embedded Linux, U-Boot, OpenWRT.
  • Linux network stack.
  • ARM and MIPS based SoCs.
  • GPIO, SPI, I2C, MTD busses and peripherals.
  • C/C++, Python, JavaScript, Node JS.
  • Security Architecture.

Positions Available

Getting In Touch

While having your resume would be good, what would be even better are your GitHub, Stack Overflow, Quora profiles, so we can be in awe of your work. No worries about benefits, rest assured, we will take care of you. We hope the opportunites at IoT Defense exicite you and likewise we are equally stoked to hear from you. Please reach out to us [email protected]