Darren is a business leader and security professional with over twenty years of experience as a CEO and CISO of companies that handle sensitive data. Having founded a non-profit organization, three service companies, and two tech startups in his career, he understands how to assess and manage risk in alignment with organizational goals.
Darren Gallop is also a tech entrepreneur, information security expert, Techstars alumni, board member, and the CEO of Securicy. He co-founded Securicy and led the team to develop a SaaS product that guides businesses through creating, implementing, and managing their information security and privacy compliance program. Gallop previously co-founded Marcato and was CEO there for 10 years, until the successful event management software company was acquired by Patron Technology. He is fluent in English, French, and adept in Spanish. Gallop spends much of his non-work time playing music, fly fishing, canoeing, gardening and roasting coffee. He is from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Darren’s unique perspective enables him to lead organizations through the process of baking security into their business practices while improving productivity.
During this interview we cover:
00:00 - A word From The Sponsor
01:02 - Intro
02:33 - Darren’s Background & Losing a Six Figure Deal After Security Reasons
05:03 - Opportunity & Problem to Solve That Motivated to Start Securicy
08:15 - Process From Idea to Launching & Initial Costs
12:51 - What SaaS Data security, Risks & Compliances are
18:11 - At What Point a SaaS company Should Start Thinking About CyberSecurity & Data Privacy