Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.
transmosisONE: transmosisONE was born from our parent company, Transmosis, a nationally recognized cybersecurity workforce developer. Transmosis has facilitated over $50M in funding and upskilled thousands of underserved Americans to date, enabling them to develop new careers in information security while increasing diversity in the industry. In fulfilling our mission to build a strong national cybersecurity workforce, we noticed a massive gap in the Small Business cybersecurity market. Small businesses did not have the means or resources to access the same level of security that bigger companies and corporations have, even though SMBs are now the #1 target for cybercriminals. We developed transmosisONE to meet this demand, making Fortune 5000 level cybersecurity within reach for SMBs. Best of all, Transmosis’s proprietary virtual cybersecurity security analyst training model serves as the foundation of transmosisONE, where our graduates have the unique opportunity to gain employment as security analysts within the transmosisONE platform.
SD: What is the main service your company offers?
transmosisONE: transmosisONE is a 24/7 Fortune 5000 cybersecurity platform with built-in financial liability protection for small businesses. It defends SMBs from the most sophisticated cyber threats, seamlessly unifying enterprise-level security technology, a 24/7 U.S.-based virtual Security Operations Center, and $500,000 of financial liability protection in a flexible monthly subscription that costs less than your monthly phone bill.
SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?
transmosisONE: We are the only cybersecurity-as-a-service platform for small businesses that provides enterprise security with built-in financial liability protection in an affordable subscription model. This means that SMBs are being protected by the world’s top 1% of cybersecurity technologies and more importantly, in the event of a breach, they have a fully integrated financial safety net to help minimize the devastating consequences of a cyber attack, beyond paying for investigation and recovery (such as business downtime, business reputation damage, lawsuits, and government fines, etc).
SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?
transmosisONE: The pandemic has completely changed how business is done. Our economy is now digitized, and remote work is the new normal. With remote work comes massive vulnerabilities and the opportunity for small businesses’ endpoints to be low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals. Ransomware in particular is rapidly evolving; one ransomware attack can kill any business overnight, and protection is difficult, requiring multi-layered security. Another increasingly common threat is credential stuffing, where an attacker steals credentials from one organization and accesses user accounts at another. This is very easy for criminals to execute, and they can recruit bots to gain access to accounts. Finally, social engineering is devastating—email phishing tricks people into unknowingly releasing their personal and confidential information.