At Founder’s CPA, we are privileged to work with a wide spectrum of highly impressive clients, such as Havoc Shield. Welcome to our Featured Founders, where we are highlighting a diverse set of “Founders” who may not fit the stereotypical “Founder” mold set by Silicon Valley, but they all bring a unique solution to their respective markets.
In this post, we showcase our Featured Founder, Havoc Shield, who provide an all-in-one cybersecurity solution for financial services.
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Q) What does your company do?
Havoc Shield is an all-in-one cybersecurity program built for financial services. It’s a self-serve SaaS platform designed to satisfy GLBA, FTC Safeguards, IRS Tax Preparer, New York DFS, and other financial industry security requirements. We help quickly remove the fear and risk of a lacking cybersecurity program by providing an industry-compliant plan, expert guidance, and professional security tools in an all-in one-platform.
Q) What is your mission?
To be the reason millions of startup Founders and small business owners don’t go out of business due to a cyber attack.
Q) What inspired you to start Havoc Shield? What is your “why”?
Q) What differentiates your company from your competitors?
Havoc Shield takes your all the way from plan to proof of a professional program, and it’s usable by your existing staff, no security expertise required. Instead of just telling you what you need to do, we help you take action immediately with deeply integrated, included security tools, policies, and an automated security configuration guidance assistant. We like to say we help you actually “do the homework” behind a program, not just project manage it.
Q) What are some challenges your consumers are facing right now and how does your company help?
We like to express this in a short story when it comes to the cybersecurity and attack topic: It’s keeping you up at night, and a breach could tear apart your reputation. Employees are clicking on things they shouldn’t, and ransomware is lurking around the corner. You know you’ve got to do something, but solving it feels HUGE, tools are scattered everywhere, and you don’t understand what industry or government requirements you’re actually subject to. Your clients are demanding you do better and prove it too, and then fill out their long security questionnaires that read like they’re written in another language. That’s a lot, and I bet it probably sounds familiar. We help with all that.
Q) What’s your favorite part about being an entrepreneur?
Building something that protects other small businesses, and working with an amazing team to do it. Watching them do their thing gives me what I need to push through any challenge.