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Brian Stanek

Freelance Incident Response Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since October 18, 2022

Brian Stanek has been in information technology for over 25 years. He has experience as a full-stack developer, architect, and cybersecurity professional. He holds several cyber certifications and has developed cybersecurity programs and defenses and orchestrated risk assessments and audits. He is currently an information security officer overseeing the cybersecurity teams for a hospital. Brian implements corporate policies and cybersecurity technology and manages all incident responses.

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Onkar Jog

Freelance Incident Response Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since December 30, 2022

Onkar is a network, endpoint, information, and cybersecurity professional with over 13 years of industry experience. He's worked on Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), security service edge (SSE), security information and event management (SIEM), security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and network detection and response (NDR). Onkar is an expert in SWG, CASB, and DLP administration.

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Mohamed Badawi

Freelance Incident Response Developer
United Arab EmiratesToptal Member Since September 27, 2022

Mohamed is a cybersecurity leader with an executive MBA degree and 20+ years of technology experience. He managed teams of 60+ members and built enterprise security solutions for 50+ organizations in the airline industry, military, public sector, and family businesses. Mohamed has solid technical knowledge in several cybersecurity domains, including cloud security architecture, governance risk and compliance, security leadership as the CISO, DevSecOps, digital forensics, and incident response.

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Gaya Dissanayake

Freelance Incident Response Developer
EstoniaToptal Member Since April 22, 2021

Gaya is a cybersecurity expert who loves finding cracks in company security and creating powerful solutions to fill them. With numerous global CTF (capture the flag) competitions under her belt, Gaya excels in vulnerability management, cloud security, incident response, security awareness, and security risk management (PCI/DSS, ISO 27001, CMMC). Gaya is well versed with Qualys, Rapid7, Nessus, Splunk, Carbon Black, SentinelOne, Azure Sentinel, Azure cloud tools, and those in Kali Linux.

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Nosherwan Saleem

Freelance Incident Response Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since October 31, 2022

Nosherwan is a senior information security professional with extensive experience in multi-cloud security and architecture, security governance and auditing, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing. He is a certified incident handler and a GDAT-certified professional with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

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Praneeth Bodduluri

Freelance Incident Response Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since July 26, 2018

Praneeth is a DevOps engineer who strongly emphasizes metrics, traceability, and auditability. He has spent significant time creating back-end architectures and ensuring reliability in the microservice world. Praneeth likes implementing best practices and is a big fan of the 12-factor model and infrastructure as a code. Figuring out performance issues or bottlenecks is his passion.

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Steven Goossens

Freelance Incident Response Developer
BelgiumToptal Member Since October 20, 2020

Steven is a seasoned consulting professional and cybersecurity specialist with a demonstrated history of working in telecommunications. His expertise includes threat intelligence, computer forensics, incident monitoring, and response and security architecture. Steven holds multiple certifications in his field including GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) from the SANS Institute and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)².

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Jose Casinha

Freelance Incident Response Developer
PortugalToptal Member Since December 21, 2023

Jose is a service-centric professional with extensive experience establishing and maintaining information security programs to protect an organization's data, systems, and assets from cybersecurity threats. With a remarkable acumen for developing security strategies aligning with an organization's goals and objectives, Jose has proven successful in identifying and assessing security risks, defining security controls, and creating a roadmap for enhancing an organization's security posture.

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Hashemi Salah-Uddin

Freelance Incident Response Developer
United KingdomToptal Member Since October 12, 2021

Hashemi is a multi-cloud disciplined cyber security architect with 15+ years of experience improving security posture by innovating secure solutions aligned with organizational strategies. He owns cloud threat landscape deep knowledge and knows how to mitigate technical designs for Cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services harnessing DevSecOps practices. Hashemi has a record of identifying cyber threats and transforming both mindsets and business processes to accelerate public cloud adoption securely.

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Brian Chuong

Freelance Incident Response Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since August 21, 2023

Brian is a highly skilled and experienced IT professional specializing in security. Throughout his 25+ year-long career, he has developed a deep understanding of information security principles and best practices. Brian has an excellent knowledge of various IT domains, including manufacturing, banking, and IT services.

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Randall Chains

Freelance Incident Response Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since January 30, 2023

Randall is a cybersecurity professional with nearly a decade of security operations experience with federal and state governments. He has worked for several commercial clients with great success. Randall previously worked in a network operations capacity for multiple international telecoms.

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Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

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A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.

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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Incident Response developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.

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Work with your new Incident Response developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.


  • How are Toptal Incident Response developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Incident Response developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire Incident Response developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with an Incident Response developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Incident Response developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Incident Response developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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