7 Tips to secure your startup's IT
I love security. And I love startups. Which is why I co-founded a security start-up. Unless you’re running a security startup too, you’ve probably not thought too much about security yet, even though you know you should, because it’s in the news and vendors try to scare you half to death with this stuff. So, it’s there, somewhere at the back of your mind.
Problem is, it’ll jump right to the front of your mind when this day comes around:
Investor/ Your first Major Client: “I need to see your latest pen-test report and your Information Security Policy before we can do business.”
You *lying “Absolutely, that’s definitely in my eh...filing cabinet back at the office. I’ll send it when I’m back there on Monday.”
Narrator: “But there is no report. There is no policy. In fact, there’s no filing cabinet or even an office, these guys are working from their Granny’s converted attic.
Now in this scenario your next move will be to make panicked calls to vendors who’ll charge you eye-watering ‘wedding price’ rates to get the report and policy done in time. But it doesn’t have to be like this - there is another way.
To guide you, I’ve pulled together my top tips that any founder can use to make their startup more secure from the outset. Naturally, I’ve peppered them with with startup-y terms to make it sound like I’m one of you, I’ve even titled each section with a beautiful rhyme to help you remember each tip.