India is among the top 3 countries facing increasing cyber or phishing attacks. Most of the cyber attack victims during 2012-13 period were Internet users living in Russia, the US, India and Germany according to a report by Kaspersky. To improve cyber security posture of any organization, be it a start-up, small, medium or large enterprise, Binoy Koonammavu along with Angela Maria and Jobbin Thomas have launched ValueMentor Consulting.
The Kochi-based startup is a pure play information security company with focus on improving the information security posture of the organizations across India and Middle East. Value Mentor Consulting’s services are primarily focused around four key areas - governance, risk and compliance, data protection, Infrastructure security and threat or risk management.For each focus area, the consulting firm implements four phased approach including assess, architect, implement and management. It’s core offering consists of Security Assessments & Ethical Hacking (VAPT), Corporate Security Awareness trainings, ISO 27001 / ISMS implementations, Virtual CISO services and PCI DSS compliance.
“Our security assessment services gives our clients information about the potential security weaknesses in their web applications / network and the ethical hacking service demonstrates that it can be used by fraudsters,” said Koonammavu. The startup has clientele of around 50 medium to large companies, including 250 small websites. So far, it claims to have assessed security of about 1,000 websites and internet devices.
Launched towards the end of 2012, the founding members of ValueMentor Consulting have collective experience of 40 years, spanning across domains like IT and Information Security. The company aims to serve over 1000 websites by the end of 2014, and has plans to hire 8 security analysts in India and UAE within a year time. “Currently, 254 websites have signed up for the preScure.com service, which helps WordPress website owners with managed WordPress security service. This affordable service, helps WordPress site owners keep their systems clean to a great extent,” added Koonammavu.
As a goodwill gesture to the Startup community and the readers of YourStory, ValueMentor Consulting is offering free remote security assessments for 50 startups worth 25 lakhs. If your web product is near complete or just moved into production, you can contact ValueMentor Consulting to get a free security assessment of the web application.