Cyber Security Challenge for Startups

Jul 19th, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

Dominic Vogel
Cyber.SC, Founder, Chief Strategist

Farshad Abasi
Forward Security, Founder, CSO

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Throughout the week, you’ll be learning how to use the Security 4 Startups tool to assess the security risks of your organization. Our hosts will walk you through various security controls on the checklist that fall into three categories: organization, IT infrastructure, and applications. You’ll learn what these controls mean and how to incorporate them into your company’s security. You can learn more about S4S here.

  • Monday, July 19: ‘Security for Your Organization’ live tutorial session with Dominic Vogel (instructor led)
  • Tuesday, July 20: Homework Day 1 (completed individually)
  • Wednesday, July 21: ‘Security for Your IT Infrastructure’ live tutorial session with Dominic Vogel & Farshad Abasi (instructor led)
  • Thursday, July 22: Homework Day 2 (completed individually)
  • Friday, July 23: ‘Security for Your Application’ live tutorial session with Farshad Abasi (instructor led)


  1. Understand how cyber security can help you attracting and retain clients/customers
  2. Understand the role of cyber security in M&A on both the buy side and the sell side (startups included)

Challenge Outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of your organization’s cyber risks
  • Know what questions you should be asking about your IT service provider
  • Know exactly how to start securing your organization on a tight budget
  • Learn the most effective ways to secure your applications
  • Learn what the most common security loopholes are, and understand how to avoid them

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