SAFE Security is announcing a $33 million funding round led by BT Group. This funding will fuel SAFE Security’s expansion into the U.S. market as the Company pioneers a new category – Cybersecurity and Digital Business Risk Quantification (CRQ) to help organizations improve risk analysis and prevent data breaches.
The SAFE Security platform helps quantify this risk assessment across people, processes and technology with a ‘SAFE score’ to help leaders make informed decisions about cyber investments and priorities.
SAFE Security will utilize this latest infusion of capital to continue to grow its U.S. revenue six-fold in the next 12 months, exceeding last year’s 270% growth while tripling their spend on R&D and doubling their U.S. headcount.
Industry analysis estimates that the cost of global cyber crime reached over US$1 trillion in 2020, as criminals exploited seismic changes in everyday life to target both individuals and organizations of all sizes. With high-profile recent incidents impacting critical areas such as energy infrastructure and medical care, businesses and governments are under huge pressure to objectively assess how protected they are against the latest forms of cyber attack.
The investment will allow BT to combine the SAFE platform with its managed security services to provide customers with a real time view of how safe they are against an incredibly fast-moving cyber threat landscape. SAFE is unique in calculating a financial cost to customers’ risks and giving actionable insight on the steps that can be taken to address them. The platform ultimately enables organizations to surgically target gaps in their defences, and already protects multiple Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world.
Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT, said: “Cyber security is now at the top of the agenda for businesses and governments, who need to be able to trust that they’re protected against increasing levels of attack. Adding SAFE to BT’s proactive, predictive security services will give customers an enhanced view of their threat level, and rapidly pinpoint specific actions needed to strengthen their defences. Already one of the world’s leading providers in a highly fragmented security market, this investment is a clear sign of BT’s ambition to grow further.”
Saket Modi, Co-founder and CEO of Safe Security, said: “We’re delighted to be working with a proven global security leader in BT. Their investment and strategic partnership with Safe Security will further accelerate our vision of making SAFE scores the industry standard for measuring and mitigating cyber risks. By aligning BT’s global reach and capabilities with SAFE’s ability to provide real-time visibility on cyber risk posture, we are going to fundamentally change how cyber security is measured and managed acrossthe globe.”
As part of this investment, BT will be granted exclusive rights to use and sell SAFE to businesses and public sector bodies in the UK, and will incorporate the platform within its wider global portfolio. In recognition of its experience in providing security solutions to organizations across the world, BT will be designated as the recommended global partner for improving a customer’s SAFE score. BT will also work collaboratively with Safe Security to develop future products.