Beauceron began in 2015 when a group of cybersecurity experts tasked with protecting the University of New Brunswick decided to try a new approach to measuring, managing and monitoring cyber risk.
A holistic approach to cybersecurity
In their roles at the University of New Brunswick, one of North America's oldest English-language public universities, they had to balance the often competing priorities of openness and security in a highly challenging environment that was constantly under siege.
Working tirelessly, they were able to help lead efforts improve organizational member cyber awareness as well as develop and implement a comprehensive overhaul of its cybersecurity technology architecture.
Working together with a growing cyber aware and caring community, they were able to keep the university safe despite ever-increasing threats.
Collectively, the team and the community were able to reduce the organization phishing response rate from one in three to one in 20.
It wasn't easy.
The Beauceron founders realized there was a gap in the kinds of easy-to-use, fast to deploy and integrated tools they needed to further their gains and sustain the security benefits they had developed over time.
Scaling to meet the need
Beauceron started as an idea to use an affordable, secure cloud-based platform to automate many of the routine tasks needed to help educate people, move individuals from cyber unaware to aware and to help entrench ideas of accountability for individuals, managers and senior leaders.
Today, Beauceron has become much more than its original concept and we're excited about how we've been able to work with a number of new organizations using out technology to implement a new approach to changing people, organizational culture and the cyber risk story.
What's in a name?
The Beauceron platform was named after a sheep dog from northern France to help re-inforce our core mission to protect the target of more than 90% of all cyber attacks - people - by turning them from targets into the most effective line of defence, from sheep to sheep dogs.
Time for a new approach
If you're ready to take a new approach to measuring, managing and monitoring your cyber risk, we'd love to work with you.