Securicy Policy Builder Launches in TechStars Boston Accelerator Program

Posted on February 1, 2018 - by Darren Gallop - in Building Your InfoSec Program

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 cyberattacks ㅡ about 4,000 per day. This rise in cybercrime 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, co-founder of Securicy.  “This is leaving many businesses exposed to significant risks and potential fines.  Securicy is here to help.”

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About the author

Darren Gallop is a tech entrepreneur, information security expert, Techstars alumni, board member, and the CEO of Securicy. He co-founded Securicy and led the team to develop a SaaS product that guides businesses through creating, implementing, and managing their information security and privacy compliance program. Gallop previously co-founded Marcato and was CEO there for 10 years, until the successful event management software company was acquired by Patron Technology. He is fluent in English, French, and adept in Spanish. Gallop spends much of his non-work time traveling or engaging in the outdoors. Swimming, fly fishing, canoeing, camping, and surfing (basically in that order). He is from Nova Scotia, Canada.