For many startups, the ability to close deals hinges on security. According to a recent report by Vanta, more than half of startups are asked to prove their security measures by prospective customers. And securing funds from investors often depends on having security measures in place as well.
However, despite its importance, Vanta’s survey found that 20 percent of startups have no security roadmap.
Vanta is an automated security and compliance platform. Their recent survey included 500 startups in SaaS, healthcare, media, government, and education. According to the report, 75 percent of respondents think they should improve their security. And 43 percent said security and compliance were blockers in getting their startup up and running.
Vanta’s Ryan Ward isn’t surprised by the results. He understands the important role security has in building and growing a startup and says security measures should be baked into the foundation of any business.
On November 9, Ryan will lead a Founders Network webinar where he’ll detail the importance of security for startups. He’ll also share tips for ensuring your startup has a strong security foundation that enables you to grow.
The webinar will cover:
About the Speaker:
Ryan Ward is an Account Executive at Vanta, focused on helping startups achieve compliance and maintain a strong security posture, enabling them to accelerate growth and sell up market or into new markets. SOC 2, HIPAA, and ISO 27001 are just a few of the many compliance frameworks that Ryan specializes in to help these startups build and maintain their product from a foundation of security. Ryan currently resides in the Salt Lake City area where he can be found hiking, snowboarding, or golfing!
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About Founders Network:
Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $500k in startup discounts and promotion to 2,000 newsletter readers. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member. Learn more about us here