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Saas District - Akeel Jabber | HoriZen Capital Episode 66, 8th December 2020

#66 How to Reduce & Manage your SaaS Data Security Risk & Privacy Compliance with Darren Gallop

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Darren is a business leader and security professional with over twenty years of experience as a CEO and CISO of companies that handle sensitive data. Having founded a non-profit organization, three service companies, and two tech startups in his career, he understands how to assess and manage risk in alignment with organizational goals. 

Darren Gallop is also a tech entrepreneur, information security expert, Techstars alumni, board member, and the CEO of Securicy. He co-founded Securicy and led the team to develop a SaaS product that guides businesses through creating, implementing, and managing their information security and privacy compliance program. Gallop previously co-founded Marcato and was CEO there for 10 years, until the successful event management software company was acquired by Patron Technology. He is fluent in English, French, and adept in Spanish. Gallop spends much of his non-work time playing music, fly fishing, canoeing, gardening and roasting coffee. He is from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Darren’s unique perspective enables him to lead organizations through the process of baking security into their business practices while improving productivity.

During this interview we cover:


  • 00:00 - A word From The Sponsor
  • 01:02 - Intro
  • 02:33 - Darren’s Background & Losing a Six Figure Deal After Security Reasons
  • 05:03 -  Opportunity & Problem to Solve That Motivated to Start Securicy
  • 08:15 - Process From Idea to Launching & Initial Costs
  • 12:51 - What SaaS Data security, Risks & Compliances are
  • 18:11 - At What Point a SaaS company Should Start Thinking About CyberSecurity & Data Privacy
  • 19:54 - The Most Common Data Breaches & Attacks 
  • 24:07 - Building, Framing & Documenting a Comprehensive, Integrated, Measurable, & Centralized Security Strategy
  • 27:45 - Challenges a Being a Management Security Control Software
  • 29:05 - Losing Trust & Regaining the Trust of the Customers & the Market
  • 31:04 - Tips for Improving Your Internal Security & Privacy Systems
  • 36:04 - Biggest Challenges Facing Now & Looking to Overcome in Continuing to Grow Securicy
  • 38:01 - Top Resources Instrumental To Darren’s Success 
  • 43:39 - What Does Success Mean to Darren?
  • 46:17 -  Outro


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