08 Dec #BigDNT December: Zartech
Abu Sadeq is the founder and CEO of Zartech, a Dallas-based cyber threat and cybersecurity advisory firm. Sadeq has over 22 years of experience in the technology industry, including positions at global companies as chief information officer and chief information security officer.
The problem Zartech is trying to solve is the issue of data hacking. It’s happened across the U.S. to companies big and small, and even the FBI have not been immune to data breaches.
The scope of this problem is much larger than people realize, because only a fraction of data breaches are forced to become public. This is because the government only requires disclosure if sensitive data is involved.
For the year of 2015, Sadeq explained that 13 companies including T-Mobile and Blue Cross Blue Shield had over 208 million records exposed, costing over $32 billion. Thus, there’s not only a huge cost involved with data hacking, but this also affects a company’s reputation, brand, and business operations.
These data hacks are incurred because there is a severe lack of cyber security skills. Thus, the “Cyberator” was created as a maturity assessment and road-map development tool. Some its features include:
- Developed by industry experts
- Data-driven analysis
- Integrates best practices to create security framework
- Power to the user
Companies can come in and do a self-assessment, and then the Cyberator takes a 360 degree view of their security program, looking at their processes, people, and technology. After this assessment, companies receive quantifiable maturity scores, a comprehensive improvement plan, a consultation, and security tools.
The time required to become cyber secured takes just half a day, compared to third parties that could take a few weeks to a month.
Watch his pitch below.