Benessa Defend joined the Business Security Advisory team at Ahold Delhaize in 2017. Skilled in explaining complex cyber security topics to non-experts, Benessa promotes security as a business enabler and lends discerning expertise to innovative projects that impact the global organization. In previous roles in academia and government, Benessa specialized in applied research and consulting in critical infrastructure security, industrial control systems, the smart grid, and implantable medical devices.