The Globe And Mail Interview on How a Vancouver-based Tech Company is Helping Small Businesses Fight Cybercrime

Kobalt.io enables SMEs to outsource cybersecurity, leveraging strength in numbers they don’t have on their own.
Michael Argast

"Often the biggest problem is that SMEs don’t know what they’re missing, or they don’t know what they have. They want security but they don’t know where to start. We help close the loop by monitoring the environment and the variables that are important to them"

Warren Mok, Security Operation Manager

The SME market is “incredibly under-served,” in part because setting up a system is expensive, Mr. Argast says, which led to him create the Vancouver-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Kobalt Security Inc. in Nov. 2018 with co-founders and investing partners Pankaj Agarwal and Boris Wertz.

Kobalt enables SMEs to outsource cybersecurity, leveraging strength in numbers they don’t have on their own.

It also makes high-level security affordable for smaller enterprises, says Mr. Wertz, founder of Version One Ventures LLC, an early-stage tech investment fund.

Recently The Globe and Mail sat down with Michael Argast, our CEO and Co-founder. Read on to see how we help SME fight cybercrime.

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