Securicy Amongst Most Promising Cybersecurity Startups Selected for Global Accelerator Techstars’ Boston Cohort
SYDNEY, NS ㅡ February 1, 2018 ㅡ Securicy, a Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of end-to-end cybersecurity tools and resources for small and mid-sized business, announces today the launch of Policy Builder, the inaugural product in its cybersecurity solution suite. Policy Builder is an easy-to-use, web-based software solution that empowers businesses to quickly develop clear and concise cybersecurity policies tailored to their business needs.
Securicy also announces that it has been named among the most promising early stage cybersecurity startups by Techstars, a top-tier global startup accelerator. Securicy is one of 10 companies selected for Techstars’ Boston 2018 cohort.
“Cyber attacks are growing both in frequency and sophistication. Their increased propagation is taking a toll on small and medium-sized businesses, which typically lack the resources required to properly protect customer data,” says Darren Gallop, CEO and Co-founder of Securicy. “At Securicy, we’re solving this growing issue by providing a cost-effective, end-to-end cybersecurity solution for SMBs.”
According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by 62 percent of all cyber attacks ㅡ about 4,000 per day. This rise in cyber crime has encouraged governments to impose strict privacy regulations such as Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); however, SMBs are struggling to keep up. Recently, the Privacy Commissioner of Nova Scotia reported that small businesses in the province are failing to comply with PIPEDA. Similar reports are coming from other provinces.
“We are talking to small to medium businesses all over Canada and the U.S., and seeing that most of them do not have privacy officers, security policies or cyber awareness programs,” adds Laird Wilton, President and Co-founder of Securicy. “This is leaving many businesses exposed to significant risks and potential fines. Securicy is here to help.”
For more information about Securicy and its end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, please visit www.securicy.com.
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Securicy, a cyber security company, provides web-based tools that empower organizations to easily navigate the complex process of implementing, maintaining, and demonstrating that they follow compliant cyber security practices. For more information visit: https://www.securicy.com/
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