Affordable Security-as-a-Service Helps Canadian SMEs to Protect Sensitive Data and Prepare for New Privacy Legislation

Toronto, CANADA

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datarisk Canada launches Security-as-a-Service to help companies of all sizes effortlessly adopt security safeguards aligned with emerging privacy legislation. With data breach costs averaging $15,000 per incident and privacy compliance penalties expected to reach $100,000, Canadian SMEs are often reporting a lack of preparedness and resource availability in meeting data protection requirements.

To offer visibility into risk and help businesses prepare for breach reporting legislation, Datarisk announced today the introduction of FlexProtect™, an innovative solution designed to revive security in Canada and make data protection compliance an achievable objective for startups and established businesses. The solution is unique in three (3) ways as it:

a) provides website security, email blacklisting and other monitoring alerts with zero effort
b) includes professional consulting and compliance consulting even with entry level packages
c) elegantly complements existing solutions offered by IT providers and other Datarisk partners

“With 98% of the Canadian economy comprised of small and mid-sized enterprises (SME), our Partners have demanded more convenient and effective ways to offer business clients visibility into their risk and compliance postures, with lower prices and better support. So we listened and designed a solution that’s ideal for clients and meet the priorities of our Security Alliance Channel Partners,” said Claudiu Popa, company President and author of CPA Canada’s Study on Canadian SME Information Security Practices. “We designed FlexProtect™ to be affordable to just about every business in Canada, both in terms of investment and in terms of time spent. In fact, it’s completely effortless.”

Datarisk FlexProtect™ is the first solution to integrate essential components of business security into an affordable subscription starting as low as $149/mth with a combination of automated monitoring and professional expertise available at all levels.

“As many Canadian companies will be subject to unprecedented breach detection and notification requirements over the coming months, we are proud to take part in this pivotal journey and provide certified expertise along the way,” said Claudiu Popa, author of multiple books on SME security including The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit for SME (2015, CPA Canada) and The Canadian Cyberfraud Handbook (2017, Thomson Reuters).

Select clients and Datarisk Partners have successfully used FlexProtect™ since February 2018 to detect and block thousands of attacks, remove malware from websites and protect personal information.

About the Company:

Datarisk Canada is a security service provider with a 30-year pedigree in security and privacy providing consulting and IT security to a select audience of professional associations, Chambers and managed service providers (MSP). The company is accepting applications by trusted professional firms to join its Security Alliance Channel and help secure Canadian businesses with turnkey solutions such as Compliance Check-ups, Website Security Firewalls and Secure Domain Management. Register at or email

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