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SideChannel Inc. (SDCH) Offers Unique Suite of Cybersecurity and Privacy Services On An As-Needed Basis for Optimum Affordability
April 12, 2023

SideChannel Inc. (SDCH) Offers Unique Suite of Cybersecurity and Privacy Services On An As-Needed Basis for Optimum Affordability

  • SideChannel is a cybersecurity services company driven by a stated mission to make cybersecurity simple, accessible, effective, and affordable
  • The company targets small and mid-sized businesses that are often priced out of quality cybersecurity services
  • SideChannel’s services include vCISO services, vCPO services, risk assessment, cybersecurity compliance, and third-party risk management
  • By providing these services, the company empowers clients to reduce risks, balance their security and privacy services investment, and build the confidence needed to operate with business-aligned security and privacy

SideChannel (OTCQB: SDCH), a company focused on addressing cybersecurity challenges for mid-market companies, startups, and small enterprises normally priced out of quality services, is driven by the mission to make cybersecurity work for small and mid-size operations. This is especially timely given the increased complexity of cyber threats, rapidly changing technology, and fast-evolving industry best practices. The company, through its team of cybersecurity experts, affordably delivers highly tailored services that reduce cyber risk, maximize investments, and give client organizations the confidence needed to achieve their objectives.

“Where we step in is identifying and knowing what can slow [attackers] down; what can stop them; [and] what can be built at an organization that allows you to feel much better about your cybersecurity posture in addressing risks, regulatory concerns, and the questions from your board or C-suite, and being able to put your customers’ at ease that you have a cybersecurity program,” remarked SideChannel CEO Brian Haugli during the company’s Investor Day presentation (

Haugli’s statement introduces the company’s suite of services that includes (a) virtual Chief Information Security Officers (“vCISOs”); (b) virtual Chief Privacy Officers (“vCPOs”); (c) risk assessments; (d) cybersecurity compliance; and (e) risk management. These services, SideChannel’s services webpage highlights, are designed for the unique needs and objectives of small and mid-sized businesses (“SMBs”) and are strategically delivered as a result of the company combining an innovative and comprehensive approach with in-house expertise. This expertise takes the form of highly experienced vCISOs and vCPOs.

When a client contracts SideChannel, the company assesses the business’s needs and objectives and then pairs it with a vCISO or vCPO who works remotely (hence the ‘virtual’ prefix) with the client’s team as an extension. If the client is paired with a vCISOs, for example, this professional first establishes the prevailing security posture. Next, they identify gaps and challenges and collaborate with the client’s team and stakeholders to create a comprehensive and actionable security strategy that enables the business to maintain an effective and lasting cybersecurity program ( The vCISOs also understand what it takes to secure compliance and lend this knowledge to the client, helping them comply with state and federal regulations and safeguards, if need be (

In cases where the client is paired with a vCPO, this professional identifies the organization’s current privacy posture, pinpoints gaps and challenges, and works collaboratively with the client’s employees to develop a comprehensive and actionable security strategy that helps the organization maintain an effective and lasting privacy program (

The similarity in how the vCISOs and vCPOs execute their responsibilities is not an inadvertent error. Instead, it stems from a shared methodology specifically designed to help them assess security or privacy risks.  The risk assessment methodology’s first step involves understanding an organization’s current profile – posture – by assessing threats, assets, strengths, weaknesses, partners, regulatory obligations, and investments through SideChannel’s research of proprietary data sources and talking to the client’s team.

Next, the vCISOs and vCPOs test relative operational and program effectiveness through scenario analysis and walkthroughs in what is designed to measure the organization’s controls and build a full understanding of its current posture and outlook. To boost transparency and clarity, the professionals deliver data-driven progress reports that aim to communicate the findings uncovered throughout this stage. Finally, the vCISOs and vCPOs develop an actionable plan that may include program, policy, and procedure documentation; strategy development; procurement and vendor negotiation; identification, implementation, and management of tools; oversight of team and program activities; and testing the capabilities (

In executing their duties, SideChannel’s professionals draw from their years of experience, with vCISOs having previously worked at reputable organizations as CISOs and Chief Security Officers (“CSOs”) and the vCPOs having previously held privacy and legal roles in large organizations. Collectively, SideChannel’s team comprises the best and brightest from the cybersecurity and privacy industries.

Beyond risk assessments, SideChannel provides third-party risk management services that protect its clients from threats and risks born out of working with other parties. “With third-party risk management services, we help effectively respond to third-party risk assessment questionnaires and conduct third-party risk assessments of your vendors, ensuring that critical data is secure,” the company’s website explains (

Ultimately, and by providing these services, SideChannel aims to help its clients reduce risks, balance their security and privacy services investment, and build the confidence needed to operate through business-aligned security and privacy.

For more information, visit the company’s website at

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to SDCH are available in the company’s newsroom at

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