‘The bad guys already have the key to the door’ — New Axcient execs weigh in on cybersecurity challenges
By Jensen Werley Reporter, Denver Business Journal
As cybersecurity attacks become consistently mainstream, companies of all sizes — and even entire cities — are targets. But in the event of a security breach, all hope doesn’t have to be lost: There can be tools in place for data recovery and business continuity.
Denver-based Axcient has 80 employees in the Mile High City and 250 employees worldwide. The firm creates the tools for managed service providers (MSPs) — the companies that provide third-party IT solutions — to recover the data of small- or medium-sized business in the event of security event, natural disaster or other catastrophe.
Denver Business Journal spoke to three Axcient execs — including new CEO David Bennett — about the state of cybersecurity, the future of Axcient and the challenge of convincing businesses they need to back up data.
Cybersecurity has been in the news a lot lately, especially with the story of hackers taking over business operations in Baltimore. How do you play a role in cybersecurity?
David Bennett, CEO: Since the Experian breach two years ago, the bad guys already have the key to the door. They’re just waiting for the appropriate time to use it. You can go on the web now and buy hundreds of thousands of people’s data for cheap. They already have the key. You might not stop the guys from getting in, and so we’re the ones who come in and clean up after the bad guys come in.