To this day, LinkedIn is still, by far, the most useful professional social network. Though there have been many concerns in regards to members being targeted by sale people, the issue is inevitable. As someone who make purchasing recommendations and decisions for multiple companies, even before LinkedIn was founded and became popular, I was getting at least 3 calls a day from the salesforce of various organizations.
Today I wanted to recommend my top 3 cybersecurity companies to follow on LinkedIn. All 3 are hand picked for a variety of reasons. Following any of those listed will most likely help you develop a better understanding of information and cybersecurity related issues. I’ve listed them in no particular order, as i believe all 3 truly deserve to be followed.
According to their LinkedIn profile, Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business critical data and applications in the cloud, as well as on-premises. The company's SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable enterprises to discover assets and risks, protect valuable information (such as intellectual property, business plans, trade secrets, customer and employee information, and the day-to-day data that drives your business). They also offer services that enable your business to comply with the myriad of increasingly stringent data protection regulations and mandates, as well as enforce policies, entitlements and audit controls.
Having worked with Imperva for over 10-years, I can attest to the facts that their staff is a great bunch of dedicated, diverse and highly skilled folks. Their customer service and support line is truly one of the most efficient in the industry, with nearly instant response. They never hide behind an email wall, and are always there, in person, when you need them most. If you are interested in web application protection (and you should be), including the DDoS protection and website acceleration, you should follow Imperva.
The Herjavec Group
I happened to recall the time when Robert Herjavec founded the company. In fact, I believe I was one of the first customers of The Herjavec Group; they had assisted March of Dimes Canada by implementing an email security appliance. Since that day, I have been virtually following Robert and his company. As the company grew, many things changed, including product and service offerings, people and offices. The one thing that has not changed, is their sense of pride, its core people and their quality of service.
In addition to timely updates that the company provides on LinkedIn and other social networks, if you haven’t already, you should also consider following Robert, as he often shares the stories and wisdom that made him into a Canadian success story.
No longer a startup, this Israeli success story does not cease to amaze. In the early days, they found a problem whereby automated code security software was cumbersome and unaffordable for SMB’s. They have created something that did not rely on heavy and complex deployment requirements and it was truly affordable for virtually any size organization. Like every other start up, as the company matured, it began attracting major talent, allowing them to close large deals while winning against seasoned enterprise players such as HP and IBM. More often than not, they deliver high quality content on LinkedIn in an attempt to raise awareness, ensuring top executives understand the importance of software code security.
Steve E. Driz