Many business owners think their businesses are too small or not important enough to be victims of cyber crime. Unfortunately, the truth is much different. Any business can be the victim of cyber crime today, and it’s really a matter of “when” and not “if” your business will be targeted.
That’s why you need to partner with a Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) you can trust who will do what it takes to keep your business safe from online threats and efficient with its systems. Read on to learn more about Underdog Cyber Defense, and consider us as your company’s cyber security solution.
Securing Your Digital Future for Over Half a Decade
President Carmine J. Corridore has been in the IT industry for over three decades. His experience as a field tech, team lead, service manager, project manager, and Director of IT led him to eventually branch out to form his own business. In 2018, Underdog Cyber Defense was born, serving businesses in the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania. Today, he and his team provide cyber security solutions to multi-million-dollar businesses across the country.
After starting Underdog, Carmine quickly learned that there is a huge need for comprehensive cyber security solutions today. Cyber threats are more prevalent than ever, and cyberhackers are only getting more advanced in their techniques. This has given rise to the need for more advanced, tailored, comprehensive solutions from third-party CIOs. Carmine and the team at Underdog Cyber Defense are here to meet that need now and for years to come.
Providing a Different Type of IT Experience
Our mission is to provide businesses across the country with a new way of experiencing IT services. Our services differ from other cyber security and IT businesses, because we commit to:
We provide secure, tailored IT solutions that help you reduce risk, stay productive, and increase profits. You’ll find that working with us is actually a pleasure, as we decrease your stress and open up your schedule to focus on what matters most in your business. Let us handle the IT stuff — you have a business to run!
Five core values drive us every day to fight for our clients’ success. These values inform our decisions, guide our interactions with clients, and ensure we provide an unsurpassed service that can actually improve your operations on a daily basis.
Meet The Team
Client-Facing Chief Strategy Officer
I remember getting my first computer when I was a kid in the 80s, growing up in Deer Park, NY. I instantly fell in love with what I could do with it, and started learning how to program. During my teens, I gave up on computers for hanging out with friends and working different jobs. After graduating high school, I took a year to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. This led me to rediscover my love for computers, so I went to school and got my first job in this field! I also met and married my wife Kelly during this time, and in a few short years, our family grew to include two amazing children!
Underdog is a culmination of my 30+ years in the industry, my passion helping businesses and people benefit from technology, my goal of providing an excellent customer experience, and my desire to educate and protect businesses from the growing threat of cyber crime. In building Underdog and its core values, I wanted this to truly be a place where people wanted to come to work and was an extension of one’s family. I’m thankful for every member of my team!
- Hobby: Cooking — I can cook just about anything, but I’m really good at making Italian food staples and my mom’s famous sausage bread.
- Food: Eggplant parm
- Music: 80s and 90s music is the best.
- TV show: Breaking Bad
- Quote: “A man who doesn’t spend time with family can never be a real man.” – Don Vito Corleone
- Bonus: I used to want to do stand up comedy.
As a young child, the first computer I remember using was an Apple IIe in middle school. After using it at school, I kept asking my parents to buy us a computer. Eventually, they bought an Apple IIe. After that, I became fascinated with computers and pursued the IT industry in high school, college, and beyond, bringing me to Underdog today. I love working for Underdog because it is family oriented and has strong core values that are centered on integrity and respect.
My wife and I are currently preparing our home for twins, as we look forward to a new chapter of life after losing our four children and mother-in-law in a fire in 2022. Despite losing everything in the blink of an eye, we’ve seen how God was there through it all, using people all across the country to bless us financially and be there for us emotionally. And now, God has blessed us with these twins. We’ll never forget our past loved ones as we move forward into a new season of life.
- Hobby: I love being outdoors, whether I’m gardening, mowing the lawn, taking a walk, or hiking a mountain.
- Food: Chinese, specifically moo goo gai pan.
- Music: Contemporary Christian
- TV show: Last Man Standing
- Quote: “For the Kingdom of Heaven Belongs to those who are like these children” – Jesus, Matthew 19:14
- Bonus: Out of high school, I dedicated myself to learning different styles of martial arts.
I was always curious about computers. I found myself trying out different hobbies but always reverted back to computers. Constant changes in technology and the challenges these changes present led me to pursue a career in cyber security. I love working for Underdog because they are family-oriented. We are passionate about what we do, and we’re always learning, adapting, and overcoming.
I am a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Eight months ago, my wife Samantha and I welcomed our first child, Charlie, into our lives. We love to spend time with each other, going for walks, watching movies, and making memories as a family.
- Hobby: Drawing
- Food: Torta de Milanesea de Res (breaded steak sandwich)
- Music: Rock
- TV show: Band of Brothers
- Quote: “Improvise, adapt and overcome!” – Clint Eastwood
- Bonus: I used to wrestle in high school
I was born and raised in East Northport, Long Island. I met my husband Carmine in ‘92, we were married in ‘97, and we moved to PA in 2000. I love volunteering at the Food Pantry in Tobyhanna on Thursdays and Fridays, and I’ve also spent some time volunteering at Scouts.
After spending 20 years in the veterinary field, I decided it was time for a change (lifting large animals for two decades really takes its toll on your back!). I spent some time as a stay-at-home mom, but once the kids finished school, I was ready to get back to work. The timing was perfect to join Carmine in his endeavors with Underdog!
I love watching my husband transform his dream and passion into what it is today. The values we hold here at Underdog are the same ones we share with each other and our family, which makes it easy to be a part of this organization.
- Hobby: Hiking and Camping
- Food: Chicken Cutlet Parm
- Music: 80s and 90s Heavy Metal
- TV show: Anything during Shark Week!
- Bonus: I am an excellent baker. I can bake anything.
We love our communities. That’s why we seek to give back and get involved in any way we can.
We are involved with many rotary projects and actively donate to One for Nature, giving 1% of all revenue to their cause. We love our local charities, donating to several Eagle Scout projects. Hiring local workers is also a core value, because we know that one of the best ways to help our communities is to offer employment to the skilled workers we brush shoulders with on a regular basis. And when the team gets hungry, we even make it a point to only order from family-owned restaurants to keep more money in the local economy.
This means that when you work with us, you’re not just getting superior cyber security and IT services. You’re investing in the local community, making the world a little better every day.
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