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Meet Jason Polancich, Founder and Chief Architect at SurfWatch Labs. Polancich is originally from Cullman and has lived in Birmingham for 10 years. Read on to get to know more about SurfWatch Labs and the great things they are doing in Birmingham and beyond.
Hi Jason! Let’s get started — Tell us more about SurfWatch Labs.
SurfWatch Labs delivers business intelligence software-as-a-service solutions for tracking and reporting on cybercrime events and their impacts on businesses.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your field?
That cyber security is a purely technical problem with only tactical solutions. Just as in sales or marketing or finance, cyber strategy driven by data amenable to business intelligence analysis is just as important for tracking how cyber is affecting your business as it is to any other “traditional” part of an enterprise.
What exciting news or product/service announcements does your company have on the horizon?
We just announced our Cyber Risk Cloud offering to go along with our C-Suite Risk Intelligence SaaS portal and will soon announce a personalized Dark Web data collection and analysis capability as an add-on that companies can use to eliminate blind spots in cyber threat identification and cyber risk analysis.
How do you feel about Bham’s tech scene?
It’s a high energy area that’s leaning-forward and with a lot of room to grow and mature. It’s also a great area for companies seeking a place to incubate ideas and also at the same time for area, local companies seeking to benefit from homegrown solutions. The biggest challenge is probably its pedigree and history as a tech-focused location; it’s new, so attention isn’t always paid there.
Thanks so much for sharing, Jason!
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