July 9, 2018
SaltyCloud Selected For Amazon’s AWS EdStart Accelerator Program
AUSTIN, TX — SaltyCloud, a startup providing information security applications for higher education and beyond, was selected to join Amazon Web Services’ AWS EdStart Accelerator Program.
AWS EdStart Accelerator is a program designed to identify innovative and companies solving real problems in Educational Technology. The program is designed to help EdTech startups move quickly and scale effectively as they deliver their technology to the Educational community.
We are very excited to be selected for the AWS EdStart Accelerator Program. AWS has been a critical resource to allow us to efficiently scale our solutions to Universities across the US, Australia and Canada. We are proud that our products were built in EDU for EDU and are very pleased that AWS recognized our focus on innovative InfoSec Solutions for the Higher Ed community, including our popular Dorkbot service and ISORA an AWS hosted solution that allows organizations to automate and simplify their Risk Assessment workflow.
— Andrew Scheifele, PhD, co-founder SaltyCloud
About AWS EdStart
AWS EdStart is the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator program that helps startup EdTech companies build teaching and learning solutions on the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster and help develop the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions.
The AWS EdStart program seeks startups that solve a current problem or disrupts current educational models. Benefits include AWS promotional credits, office hours, training, and community forums.
ISORA is Risk Assessment workflow software. ISORA allows organizations to organize and simplify their risk assessment process from asset classification to distributed question based security and risk assessments. ISORA allows campuses to efficiently account for assets, conduct campus wide framework based assessments (NIST, ISO, CIS), and/ or demonstrate regulatory compliance (HIPAA, GLBA).
Dorkbot vulnerability search service has identified over 25,000 verified vulnerabilities across 500+ EDUs in 10 countries. In partnership with the UT Austin ISO team Dorkbot remains a free service for the EDU community.
About Salty Cloud, PBC
SaltyCloud’s mission is to cultivate cyber-secure ecosystems at higher education institution and beyond. Using its suite of information security applications, SaltyCloud delivers proven and scalable information security solutions purpose-built for highly distributed and regulated environments.
SaltyCloud is a Public Benefit Company. As part of the company’s Public Benefit Mandate, SaltyCloud will provide cybersecurity solutions to higher education institutions at discounted or no costs.