Defendify’s free essential package helps improve cybersecurity posture

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine—All-in-one cybersecurity platform, Defendify, attribute a surge in new Cybersecurity Essentials package sign-ups to the increase in cybercriminal activity targeting small and mid-sized businesses. The package, released in late March, offers three award-winning cybersecurity tools that help businesses understand what data security vulnerabilities and threats might impact their organization, and next steps for remediation. 

“As we look at the changes impacting businesses during the past months, simplifying cybersecurity and protecting businesses needs to be top of mind,” Rob Simopoulos, co-founder of Defendify said in the announcement. “Cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought and there are ways to improve cybersecurity posture today to help protect and grow your business. Essentials does just that, and we’re happy to be able to provide it to businesses at no cost.” 

According to a recent survey by the U.S. Small Business Administration, 88 percent of small business owners claimed they would be vulnerable to a cyberattack due to lack of budget, time or knowledge of where to begin. 

Additionally, Defendify found in a random sample of Essentials users who completed the Quick Cybersecurity Health Checkup during onboarding, 70 percent had a failing grade prior to fully implementing Essentials, with 68 percent of these at-risk companies in manufacturing or providing some form of business, professional or technical service. 

The Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials package is completely free. Defendify is built securely in the cloud so users can deploy in minutes with no additional hardware or software to install. Businesses across manufacturing, professional services and other sectors have already leveraged the package to evaluate their current cybersecurity strength, identify key gaps to fix and know what cyber threats might impact their business. 

The Essentials Package includes: 

·      Cybersecurity Assessment Tool: a health checkup based on leading frameworks (e.g. NIST) that measures an organization’s cybersecurity posture with a letter grade, detailed report and recommendations. 

·      Network Vulnerability Scanner: a cybersecurity scanning tool that leverages machine learning and advanced logic to automatically search systems, and report on and prioritize security vulnerabilities. 

·      Threat Alerts System: helps inform organizations on recent cybersecurity threats, trending attacks, cyber incidents and vulnerabilities that could impact an organization.