UpGuard is proud to announce that security expert Chris Vickery is joining our team as a cyber risk analyst, bringing with him a stunning track record of discovering major data breaches and vulnerabilities across the digital landscape. Chris comes to us from his previous role as a digital security researcher, where among other achievements, he discovered a publicly accessible database containing the voter registration records for 93.4 million Mexican citizens, protecting more than seventy percent of the country’s population from the risk of exposure of their personal information.
We are students from National University of Singapore on a one year entrepreneurship program that brought us to Silicon Valley, where we have the opportunity to intern at a startup while taking courses at Stanford. Our primary reason for choosing UpGuard was the excitement of working in a fast-paced DevOps environment with experts and solving challenging, large-scale enterprise problems. The product enables complete visibility into IT infrastructure, tracks and manages change, and ultimately helps prevent downtime and breaches. Our time at UpGuard has not only contributed to our education, it has been nothing short of amazing.
Cyber resilience is a fundamental change in understanding and accepting the true relationship between technology and risk. IT risk (or cyber risk, if you prefer) is actually business risk, and always has been. And the cybersecurity industry, for what it's worth, has generally avoided this concept because it goes against the narrative that their respective offerings—whether it's a firewall, IDS, monitoring tool, or otherwise—would be the one-size-fits-all silver bullet that can keep businesses safe. But reality tells a different story.