Fredericton, NB – May 8, 2017: Bulletproof announced today that it has been named a Winner for Economic Impact Through Innovation and the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 KIRA Awards held on May 4th. The KIRAs (Knowledge, and Innovation Recognition Awards) celebrates excellence in technological, social and economic innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. They define innovation as the “implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organizational method in business practices, workplace organization or external relations”.

Bulletproof started in Fredericton, New Brunswick and now has offices in Canada and the United States with more than 120 employees.  Bulletproof recognized the market need for cost effective 24/7 cyber security monitoring and cyber incident response services and then proceeded to develop these solutions in a security as a service model.  This model now allows companies to access these services through a new cost effective solution offering from Bulletproof.

“This award means a lot to us. Our roots are in New Brunswick and we will always be committed to Atlantic Canada.  This gives great validation to the entire team and the hard work that has happened over the past 16 years. Some times we don’t slow down long enough to realize the impact we have on our communities and I think it’s nice to see our team recognized. Our latest innovation, the Security Operation Center (SoC) is a prime example of what we can accomplish right here in Atlantic Canada.  Coming home with not only one, but TWO KIRAs this year shows that we are on the right track.” Steve Burns, Founder & CEO – Bulletproof

A recent study shows that the average security breach goes undetected for 197 days and the average data breach costs $4M dollars! The need to secure your business and your clients information is greater than ever, however there is a serious lack of security professionals (1.5 Million more cybersecurity professionals will be needed to accommodate the predicted global shortfall by 2019) which is cause for concern for many companies. Even if resources weren’t an issue, many companies do not have access to resources or funds for their own Security Staff or Security Operation Center (SOC), which is why Bulletproof took the innovative approach to create a new service, SOC-as-a-Service, for small and medium sized businesses.

 

ABOUT BULLETPROOF:

Bulletproof was founded in 2000, began operations in 2001 as a Security Consulting Firm, and quickly diversified into offering a wider menu of Information Technology (IT) services with a focus on Professional Services, Managed Services and Education. Bulletproof’s competitive advantage is its agility and responsiveness to its clients, proven track record, and security-centric approach to delivery. Bulletproof executives are approachable, accountable, and committed to client success. For more information, visit www.bulletproofsi.com.

ABOUT THE KIRA AWARDS:

The KIRAS celebrates excellence in technological, social and economic innovation across all sectors and industries in New Brunswick. The awards recognize companies, organizations, and individuals in New Brunswick for their role in the development and / or application of innovative products, processes, services, technologies, or business models. KIRA seeks to encourage and foster a culture of knowledge and innovation in New Brunswick. Created in 1998 to recognize the knowledge industry in Fredericton, the event has broadened its scope to showcase and honor innovation in all sectors and industries across New Brunswick. www.kiraawards.com