Saltycloud offers scalable cloud-based security applications built for Higher Ed and other highly distributed or regulated environments.
We aspire to be the leading information security company for Higher Education and Government.
SaltyCloud offers unique InfoSec solutions that were built in EDU for EDU. Our products were created in the trenches at the Information Security Offices of UT Austin and Georgia Tech to address real and acute pain points for HigherEd Security and Risk teams. From the popular Dorkbot Vulnerability Search service to CrowdSourced Risk Assessments with ISORA, SaltyCloud is working with EDU to deliver proven and scalable security solutions for HigherEd.
SaltyCloud is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC):
In addition to our dedication to proven security solutions, at SaltyCloud we are focused on improving the lives of the underprivileged and exploited.
We believe in the life changing impact Education and Technical training can have on individuals, families, and communities. For this reason as part of our mandate we set aside a portion of our time, revenue and equity in support of technical training and education.
In the near term this includes providing select security services such as Dorkbot vulnerability search for free to the Higher Education community as well as supporting select non-profit organizations that are focused on technical training and education. In the future as our resources scale we will build out a portion of our organization to focus directly on this area.
Education and technical training provide critical skills that allow individuals to become more employable as well as to directly access to the global economy through technology. This allows individuals, families and communities to break the cycle of poverty reducing the risk of disease and human abuses such as exploitation and trafficking.
We Believe that business solutions can make a difference for the underprivileged and exploited. The scope and scale of exploitation are beyond what any individuals, charities or governments can address alone. While government and charity-based aid can make an impact they require ongoing funding and contributions to remain sustainable and therefore have trouble scaling with the vast scope of the problem. Corporate, profit-based models allows a long-term, sustainable framework to grow at the speed and magnitude required to make a global impact on the underprivileged.
We recognize that profit-based models have caused some organizations to seek profit at all costs, resulting in worker exploitation, deforestation, and environmental pollution.
Our Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) is a for-profit organization with a dual mandate. Our governing documents hold SaltyCloud accountable to deliver benefit to the general public in addition to shareholder profit. The Public Benefit Corporation provides a self-sufficient and scalable model to make a significant impact on underprivileged and exploited people by working to provide the education and technical training skills to join the global economy. Thus creating the shared value of social benefit for the public as well as economic value for shareholders.
SaltyCloud Public Benefit Areas of Focus:
- IT Job Training with an Emphasis on Information Security
- Leadership Development and Training
- Self-Sustainable Economic Investment in Communities
SaltyCloud will focus on these areas in two phases:
Phase 1 – SaltyCloud donates a percentage of our sales, time and equity to existing non-profit organizations and charities working in areas consistent with our focus. Additionally we provide high value solutions to Higher Education at discounted prices. This includes providing the popular Dorkbot vulnerability search service for free to over 500 HigherEd/ EDU campuses in US, Canada, Australia, Europe and beyond.
Phase 2 – In addition to working with and through aligned organizations, SaltyCloud will build direct operations in support of our Public Benefit mandate.
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Michael Porter’s Ted Talk: The Case For Letting Business Solve Social Problems [external link]
Polak and Warwick. The business solution to poverty. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2013 [book]
Harvard Business School’s Portal on Creating Shared Value [external link]
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