12/18/2015 5:03:19 PM
Mosaic451, a bespoke cyber security services provider and consultancy, announced today that they are now a registered Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a certified "8(a)" business under the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The 8(a) Program has been essential in facilitating and encouraging minority participation in the entrepreneur space. The technology industry in general has lagged businesses in general in terms of minority participation. While women make up 59 percent of the US labor force, they only represent 30 percent of workers in tech. On average, just 2% of technology workers at seven Silicon Valley companies that have released staffing numbers are black; 3% are Hispanic.
"Mosaic451 is driven by a key principle that human expertise is the main factor in successful security implementations," says Cat Baker, Principal for Mosaic451. "We are proud to field a team of professionals with some of the deepest experience in the tech industry, all while striving to promote diversity. Each of our security experts is some of the top minds in their respective areas, regardless of gender or race."
Requirements for inclusion in the 8a Business Development Program include:
- The business must be majority-owned (51 percent or more) by an individual(s).
- The individual(s) must be an American citizen, by birth or naturalization.
- The business must be a small business.
- The business must demonstrate potential for success.
8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on potential government contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts.
Mosaic Hybrid™ is an industry first solution, providing specialized staff onsite during business hours to work alongside current technology and security staff that may already be in place. The use of human understanding and intelligence coupled with their "converged view" of networks gives Mosaic451 the unique ability to empower security analysts to provide advanced data analysis and determine threat vectors, threat actors, and intelligent root causes for every incident.
For more information about Mosaic451, visit www.mosaic451.com
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