Technology has developed and evolved over the last few decades. As an effect of evolution, many changes occurred in the technology sector. For example, E.g., computers were invented in 1822 and were built in 1991. The main use of computers was to store data as well as to make work more effective in less time. Storing confidential data was made easy with inventions. The use of such inventions was mainly done by the government. sector and in many multinational companies.
As well as data storing, in the last few years, social media spread vigorously in the common sector. Yet there comes another side of this boon. Hacking, cybercrimes, and cyber-attacks now -a – days have become more frequent. As an option for this crime cyber security is discovered for such crimes. Cyber security is a basic yet important and useful process to protect confidential data.
To avoid and protect companies’ confidential data cyber security was developed. Cybersecurity professionals are recruited in every company to protect important data and to enhance customers’ trust and confidence. Cybersecurity consists of the industry standards of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Here is such a company looking forward to provide safer cyberspace and to unite a cyber community through the work and services.
In this interview with Raffaele Mautone, CEO & Managing Director of AaDya Security, we shall know more about the company’s growth and journey through the hurdles and challenges.
1. Tell us about the company.
AaDya Security combines the expertise of a complete cybersecurity team with the latest AI and machine learning technology within its all-in-one AI-powered security platform Judy. With its AI and machine learning capabilities, the platform continuously learns and defends SMBs against ever-evolving cyber threats.
2. What were the initial challenges you faced?
Navigating a global pandemic when AaDya Security was only a year old definitely was our biggest challenge. The recession has also been challenging for most small businesses, therefore, impacting their ability to purchase AaDya Security services
Designed with small businesses in mind, this proactive AI approach manages, monitors, protects and informs. It finds and mitigates issues quickly through machine learning and security automation.
3. Which was that point that triggered the growth of the company?
Recently, there has been an uptick in the number of Ransomware attacks, however Phishing, Malware and Credential Stealing along with Ransomware continue to be the biggest threats to any organization. Additionally, businesses are struggling with the fundamentals of security hygiene – Vulnerability Management, Credential & Privilege Management, Multi-Factor Authentication and Defined (and Tested) Incident Response Plans. As the old adage goes as much as things change they stay the same.
4. What is the reason behind your company’s long-standing success?
Cybersecurity remains at the forefront of many leaders’ minds as the need increases to protect their companies. However, many small businesses do not own security software because of prioritization, cost, internal knowledge, specific expertise, dedicated security staff, etc. For too long, small and midsize businesses have been overlooked in favour of serving the enterprise.
They are left to try to build a strong security stack with point products that are often too expensive, and too complicated for small teams to manage. And, while they have the technical expertise to manage these solutions, the service providers that support these businesses have to pass along the costs to their customers. The end result is the business makes the decision to operate with less protection which puts their business and the customers they serve, at risk.
The Products and Services-
5. What are the products and services that your company specializes in?
Powered by Judy, AaDya Security’s innovative AI and machine learning, AaDya’s product is simple, affordable and provides 24/7 cybersecurity protection and for SMBs who lack the time, expertise and capital to successfully implement these solutions.
6. How important is cybersecurity, considering the changing landscape?
Cyber threats for small and mid-sized businesses are really the same as they are for larger enterprises, the differences being the size and complexity of the attack surface and little to no dedicated security resources.
7. How do you make sure your services are reliable?
AaDya Security provides customers with a flexible, comprehensive solution with multiple cloud-based offerings. We are not a point product and pride ourselves on offering a unified approach to what small businesses need. Our Artificial Intelligence and machine learning differentiate us from our competition. Designed with Small Businesses in mind, this proactive AI approach manages, monitors, protects and informs. It finds and mitigates issues quickly through machine learning and security automation.
8. How do you help companies increase business scalability and sustainability?
AaDya Security believes the size of your company (or your budget) shouldn’t limit your ability to combat cyber threats. That’s why we’ve developed an all-in-one software solution to provide smart, simple, affordable and effective cybersecurity protection.
9. How do you decide to take the company a step further in terms of your products/services?
Judy makes cybersecurity effortless and efficient by protecting your virtual environment with a comprehensive suite of security features you won’t find anywhere else.
○ DNS filtering
○ Password Management
○ Single Sign On
○ Endpoint Detection & Response
○ Threat Detection & Automated Remediation
○ Ongoing Cybersecurity Training
○ Compliance Mapping
10. Can you please brief us about your professional experience?
Mr. Mautone has had the opportunity to work for several technology and cybersecurity companies such as Duo, FireEye, McAfee and Dell. He has been fortunate enough to serve these companies in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. His strategic thinking and effective leadership have been instrumental and paramount in his career as an IT, sales and operations professional. In March of 2019, this extensive experience in the IT and security industries inspired him to launch AaDya Security with a mission to provide smart, simple, effective and affordable cybersecurity solutions for the small and medium business customer.
11. What makes your team unique?
AaDya Security’s team has a breadth of cybersecurity experience and have been fortunate enough to work for some of the top cybersecurity and technology companies in the world.
12. What would be your advice to the budding entrepreneurs?
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is a company. Building a company is a messy process, there is so much to do and you are never really caught up. Set high expectations and achieve them. Don't follow the same patterns, if something isn’t working, use another approach. Expect to hear "NO" a million times, Be prepared to hear how others would do what you are doing … differently. They will want to change your approach, don’t let them. Focus on creating new opportunities and world-class solutions for your customers.