PODCAST EPISODE

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

SaaS District

Dec 8 2020 • 47 mins


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 Mentions: https://owasp.org/ (Open Web Application Security Project OWASP) Terms: https://gdpr.eu/what-is-data-processing-agreement/ (GDPR) https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa (CCPA) https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/privacy-laws-in-canada/the-personal-information-protection-and-electronic-documents-act-pipeda/ (PIPEDA) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack (DDoS Attack) https://www.varonis.com/blog/iso-27001-compliance/ (ISO 27001 Compliance) Books: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12975375-the-advantage (The Advantage) https://store.johnmaxwell.com/ (Developing The Leader Within You) Get In Touch With Darren: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrengallop/?originalSubdomain=ca (Darren Gallop’s Linkedin) darren@securicy.com Tag us & follow: https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ (Facebook)  https://www.facebook.com/SaaSDistrictPodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital (LinkedIn)  https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizen-capital https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (Instagram)  https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/ (https://www.instagram.com/saasdistrict/) More about Akeel: Twitter - https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber (https://twitter.com/AkeelJabber) LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar (https://linkedin.com/in/akeel-jabbar) More Podcast Sessions - https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast (https://horizencapital.com/saas-podcast)