Soteria, a Charleston-based cybersecurity firm, is providing free security tools for startups looking to establish or grow their security posture with ease. Select Soteria services, such as phishing detection and takedown, reputation monitoring, and endpoint compliance monitoring and protection are offered free to startups that register for Soteria’s new SecureStart program. These offerings are three of the six services provided to growing businesses as part of SecureStart.
Small and medium businesses are becoming greater targets for cyber criminals. A survey conducted in 2015 by insurer Nationwide revealed 63 percent of small businesses have been hit by a cyber attack, yet 79 percent of small business have no cybersecurity response plan in place.
“Small businesses are becoming increasingly vulnerable to attacks, yet they often lack the time, budget, and staff required to protect their business and stay compliant with security regulations.” said Christopher O’Rourke, CEO and founder. “Soteria’s SecureStart will lessen the burden of building a company security plan and enable startups to safeguard their private information, meet industry compliance requirements, and reduce company exposure to malicious content.”