NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, announced today the launch of Project Escher, which provides complimentary access to SecurityScorecard's groundbreaking security rating platform to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits will now be able to gauge overall cybersecurity risk by assessing up to five vendors across their ecosystem.
"At SecurityScorecard, we recognize that nonprofit organizations fulfill many essential roles in society, yet oftentimes do not have the resources to mitigate risk of cyber attack," said Sam Kassoumeh, Co-founder & COO, SecurityScorecard. "Project Escher is dedicated to provisioning eligible nonprofit organizations with the knowledge and tools that are essential to improving their security posture and defending their cause against critical vulnerabilities. It's time to change the status quo and ensure nonprofits are not obstructed from performing their vital work for the community."
Inspired by CloudFlare's Project Galileo mission to protect humanitarian organizations, political activists, and other groups from cyber attackers, SecurityScorecard is demonstrating its commitment to the nonprofit community through Project Escher. The project is named in honor of acclaimed Dutch artist M.C. Escher whose work requires the viewer to explore multiple perspectives to truly experience and understand his art. Similarly, cybersecurity must be approached from a multitude of angles including outside-in, to fully discover and appreciate the risk involved.
Eligible organizations must be designated 501(c) 3, 4 & 5 organizations (or international equivalent) or an organization that is not designated but focuses on human rights, social justice, democracy, economic equality, animal welfare, and community development. Other nonprofits can apply. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis by SecurityScorecard.
About SecurityScorecard Headquartered in the heart of New York City, SecurityScorecard's vision is to create a new language for measuring and communicating security risk. The company was founded in late 2013 by Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, two former cybersecurity practitioners who had served, respectively, as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Security and Compliance. With cloud solutions becoming an increasingly integral part of the security technology stack Yampolskiy and Kassoumeh recognized the need to address third- and fourth-party risk as well as better understand the security capabilities of their business partners. Since its founding, the company has grown dramatically and now counts hundreds of leading brands as customers. SecurityScorecard is backed by leading venture capital investors including Sequoia Capital, GV, NGP Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, AXA Venture Partners among others. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com.