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CyberCatch Emerges from Stealth; Former DHS Secretary Joins Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 19:  Former Governor Tom Ridge speaks onstage during the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation 2016 Ridge Awards at Sheraton Times Square on May 19, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for FEHSF)

CyberCatch has launched a SaaS cybersecurity platform to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) implement security controls quickly and cost effectively.

The company is backed by Gov. Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a member of its advisory board.

SMBs can use CyberCatch's platform to perform continuous automated testing of their security controls, the company said. The platform generates a Cyber Breach Score that SMBs can use to measure cyber risk, find security holes and explore ways to fix them.

CyberCatch also offers a Continuous Compliance Assessment solution the encompasses the following tools:

  • CyberBenchmark: Provides an automated cybersecurity risk assessment workflow engine with benchmarking, cyber hygiene score, charts and a system security plan.
  • CyberVirtualCISO: Gives advice, guidance and technical assistance from cybersecurity experts.
  • CyberThreatTV: Serves as a Netflix-type online security awareness training to teach users about phishing and social engineering red flags.

In addition, CyberCatch provides a Cyber Incident Simulator that SMBs can use to perform virtual tabletop exercises to test its incident response plan in 90 minutes, the company said.

A Closer Look at CyberCatch

CyberCatch helps SMBs identify and address cybersecurity deficiencies before attackers can exploit them, the company noted.

Meanwhile, CyberCatch's leadership team includes CEO Sai Huda and VP and CISO Andy Kim. Huda previously served as CEO of Compliance Coach, a compliance risk management SaaS company that was acquired by FIS in June 2010. Kim most recently worked as CISO at Allstate.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.