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Remotely New Zealand

NZ’s remoteness a feature for RedShield

RedShield Security is one of New Zealand’s quiet tech export success stories and is using this country’s relative remoteness and strong reputation to attack a big overseas market and remain based here.

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Shields Up

Mandatory data breach reporting: are your shields up?

As organisations strive to protect their IT infrastructure in a constantly evolving cyber threat landscape, the strategy of application shielding is rapidly gaining popularity around the world.

The approach involves protecting an IT infrastructure from exploits that take advantage of known software vulnerabilities. With a robust shield against attacks in place, organisations can then work to fix applications and further strengthen their defences – what’s more, they can do so as time and budget allows.

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Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

EY Entrepreneur of the Year: Field narrowed down to final five

A quintet of innovators have been named as finalists in this year's EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. More than 45 countries take part in the annual EY competition, choosing a national winner who then heads to Monaco to compete for the world title.

After a drawn-out judging process, the NZ panel named Ihaka Rongonui from Turbo Staff as the winner of the Young category, Peter Harris from CBL Corporation as winner of the Master category, Dairyworks' Peter Cross as the Products category winner, Andy Prow from RedShield Security as the Services category winner and Onguard Group's Will Lomax as the Technology and Emerging Industries category winner.

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Idealog and Kordia

RedShield and the battle to keep the cybercriminals at bay

Local tech success story RedShield, an innovative web application shielding service which Kordia offers as part of its cybersecurity portfolio, is helping businesses fight back against cybercriminals and online threats.

CEO and co-founder Andy Prow talks to Ben Mack about the growing number of global cyber-attacks, the need for constant vigilance and the threat New Zealand businesses face.

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Hi-Tech Award

RedShield co-founder recognised as EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominee

Andy Prow, co-founder and CEO of leading web shielding and cyber security firm RedShield, has been named as a finalist for this year’s prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Prow founded his first company, Aura Information Security, in 2001, successfully growing it to become the country’s leading cyber-security consulting firm before it was acquired by Kordia in late 2015 for NZD$10 million.

RedShield was formed in 2007, and is the world’s first web application shielding-with-a-service cybersecurity company.

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Hi-Tech Award

RedShield offers clients market-leading cyber security insurance solution

RedShield, will now be providing clients with a market leading cyber risk mitigation solution. The insurance and risk management service will be specifically available for companies that have RedShield’s website and application defense service.

This initiative is aimed at guiding New Zealand companies in taking the right steps to prepare, defend and recover from the increasing risk of cyber-attack. These attacks are estimated to have cost local companies over $625 million in the last 4 years, and forecast by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to increase by 60% annually. Recent breach analysis has shown that web application security flaws are commonly used as a point of entry.

In developing this offering to their clients, RedShield has worked closely with Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, and, Delta Insurance. This collaboration allows for these gaps in cyber risk control to be effectively managed through cyber security and insurance.

Marsh has been actively raising awareness of cyber risk and implementing facilities such as their global online questionnaire Cyber Risk Self-Assessment Tool, to broadly determine the relevance of a cyber-event on an organization.“It’s important for clients to understand that insurance is not the only step in solving this issue, and that security technology also does not guarantee complete protection. This collaboration provides our clients with well-rounded advice on cyber risk,” says Marsh New Zealand Head of Specialties Frederic Boles.

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Cloud Security Alliance

RedShield successfully registers to the CSA STAR

RedShield have successfully registered to the Cloud Security Alliance STAR Level One. STAR Level One examines the suitability of the design of the controls used by RedShield to meet the strict requirements of the Cloud Security Alliance Security Trust & Assurance Registry program and its Cloud Control Matrix (“CCM”).

As companies increasingly move services into the cloud, STAR provides the first and most comprehensive set of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability controls specific to the cloud. STAR Level One status demonstrates a commitment to cloud security by RedShield, and is the first step toward STAR Attestation Type 2.

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BT

RedShield joins BT’s Security Arsenal

RedShield is pleased to announce a new global reseller agreement with BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions supporting customers in more than 180 countries around the world.

Under the terms of the agreement, BT will offer RedShield Security services to its existing and new customers. Those services include "RedShield Vulnerability Intelligence" and "RedShield Shielding".

Kate Kuehn, Head of Security, BT Americas says, “At BT we are constantly on the lookout for new, innovative services that complement our portfolio and address issues facing our customers. We welcome the RedShield service that protects customer applications in real time after our teams of ethical hackers and penetration testing experts have identified vulnerabilities. We see RedShield as a differentiator that provides a valuable service to our customers in the Americas region”.

Andy Prow, RedShield CEO and Co-Founder says, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have BT as a reseller partner. Their Innovation Programme process has been rigorous and taken over a year to complete, but it’s exciting to have the deal signed and be talking to businesses in need of RedShield”.

Hi-Tech Award

RedShield chalks up another success, with double Hi-Tech Award win

For leading New Zealand-owned cyber security firm, RedShield, dual wins at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards gala dinner earlier this month have marked the latest in a long line of successful milestones.

The NZ Hi-Tech judges were impressed with RedShield’s rapid growth and status as a world first “web application Shielding-with-a-Service” offering. Shielding-with-a-Service combines a superior shielding software product with an industry-leading cyber security services experience, protecting web-apps from malicious threats, and hackers.

Andy Prow says he and his team are delighted with the wins, which have come at a critical junction for the company, as it continues its push into key overseas markets, across the Tasman, as well as in the UK and US.

RedShield chalks up another success, with double Hi-Tech Award win “We’ve just formally launched our US operations, with the establishment of an on-the-ground team in Denver, Colorado – and we’re currently in well-established talks with a number of Fortune 500 companies, each of which represents a huge opportunity for the business. I’m excited to say we now have a truly global roster of paying clients, across those four critical markets, including NZ.”

“We’re confident that the world-class shielding technology, systems and consulting skills we have in place, coupled with the prestige of accolades like the Hi-Tech Awards, will stand us in excellent stead.”

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First USA Reseller

RedShield Signs First USA Reseller Deal

RedShield are please to announce our first US partner Connect I.T Solutions.

Connect I.T. has offices across the US, with global customers to whom they offer I.T. and security consulting and solutions across a wide range of sectors including finance, aerospace, energy, retail, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

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