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Delta Risk: Leading the Way in Cloud Security Innovation

Although new technology and platforms have enabled countless advances in our society and economy, they have brought many security risks. Cybersecurity threats are rising year after year, and large-scale compromises have become an everyday occurrence. This year there has been more focus on the issue than ever, with data breaches and attacks plaguing the media, government, and healthcare sectors. Many organizations are struggling to keep up, especially small and mid-sized companies. While some organizations have the financial resources to build out internal security teams, most don’t have the time and money required to hire and staff a 24x7 operations center to address these threats.

To combat this, Delta Risk offers cybersecurity expertise to help organizations secure their networks as well as their cloud infrastructure. The company has set its sights on reshaping the traditional managed security services provider (MSSP) market by providing solutions based on modern detection and response technologies that are co-managed transparently with the customer, and that are simple to buy and implement.

Delta Risk was established in 2007 by former military veterans. Initially the company focused on providing technical assessments and incident response services to public sector agencies to improve their cybersecurity and protect their operations. Delta Risk gained deep insights into security challenges in a variety of environments as the threat landscape evolved from simple malware to large-scale directed attacks. Based on this experience, the company began offering tabletop exercises, designed to simulate real-world threats, so that clients could be better prepared when dealing with actual attacks or data breaches.

Today, Delta Risk’s highly-capable leadership and staff includes professionals from both the public and private sector who are experienced in a wide range of areas, including strategic policy development and compliance, infrastructure protection, incident response, cloud security, and technical assessments, to name just a few. The company strongly believes in innovation and leverages the talent pool that has helped it grow and expand its service offerings. It has diversified from professional services and now offers Active Eye™ 24x7 managed security services, along with a new cloud infrastructure security platform that has been built out over the past few years.

Keeping an eye on the cloud

Delta Risk’s cloud services have been driven by client demand as more and more organizations move their business operations and development to new platforms. Legacy security tools are just not a good fit for serverless cloud platforms, DevOps automation, and SaaS apps, particularly those that may sit outside the immediate control of the IT department.

Delta Risk’s ActiveEye Cloud Infrastructure Security offers an innovative approach to secure workloads in cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google. It also provides an easy-to-implement security solution for SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office365, GSuite, Okta, Salesforce, and others. The company has hit a home run with the introduction of these new services and has grown its customer base as a result.

Communication is the key

The company firmly believes that interacting with customers is critical to help them improve. They discuss the client’s ongoing projects and where those are headed on a regular basis, because at the end of the day, everything impacts the security program. Delta Risk Cloud Infrastructure Security and Enterprise SaaS Security enables even non-security experts like developers, application managers, and IT managers to keep their business moving forward rapidly and safely. Today, Delta Risk helps secure hundreds of servers and the AWS platform in a very large-scale cloud deployment that covers critical customer facing applications.

Lean Startup methodology

Delta Risk believes in the ‘Lean Startup’ methodology, and innovation is encouraged at every level of the company. The product team believes in developing and deploying solutions quickly and getting client feedback on improvements before making deeper investments. Their ActiveEye Cloud Infrastructure Security was a big success because of this very methodology.

Delta Risk has grown tremendously over the first half of 2018. Looking ahead, the company is focused on enabling more technology integrations with its innovative cloud platform, along with additional analytics and automated security response. They have their eye set on becoming the leading managed security services vendor for organizations that build and deliver applications from the public cloud.

Leading the Company

Scott Kaine, CEO of Delta Risk

Mr. Kaine joined Delta Risk as CEO in July 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology, security, and the commercial sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has served the country as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army in both Europe and North America.

Before joining Delta Risk, Kaine served as president of Cyveillance. In this role, he helped drive the company to profitability for the first time since its inception and transform it into one of the leading cyber threat intelligence firms before it was acquired by LookingGlass in 2015. He also served as a senior vice president of CA, Inc. where he led the strategy efforts for Identity and Access Management. Prior to CA Technologies, he held various management positions for both Fortune 500 and startup companies.

“Delta Risk arms you with the resources you need at the right time to keep you secure and let you focus on your business.”

"The culture of innovation at Delta Risk comes straight from the top and is valued throughout the company. We are focused on providing new, innovative solutions to help our clients improve their security."

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