ThreatAdvice a Birmingham, Alabama - based provider of cybersecurity education and assessments is expanding to open a new location in Orlando, Fla. ThreatAdvice was accepted into the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Soft Landing Program at the Central Florida Research Park and plans to open its office there December 1st.
Initially, ThreatAdvice plans to hire developers from the University of Central Florida population with both artificial intelligence and blockchain experience as it pertains to the cybersecurity space. These new hires will supplement ThreatAdvice’s current development efforts in those areas.
ThreatAdvice also plans to staff the Orlando office with inside sales representatives who will expand sales into the local defense industry as well as other Central Florida industry sectors that need to implement an offensive strategy against cyberattacks.
“ThreatAdvice is the type of company that our program seeks to support to help create a more vibrant economic base with a greater number of high impact jobs in the community,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the UCF Incubation Program.
In addition to providing cyber security education, ThreatAdvice assists in the creation of a cyber risk profile using tools that include an external network scan, an email exposure scan, and a phishing simulator.
ThreatAdvice members receive customizable sample policies and awareness campaigns that can be utilized to further educate employees and shared with clients. ThreatAdvice also provides a cybersecurity hot line to support members, staffed by experienced telephone professionals that provide cybersecurity consulting support skills.
“ThreatAdvice is pleased to be part of the UCF Business Incubator Soft Landing Program in the Central Florida Research Park and excited to expand to the Orlando area,” said David Brasfield, chief executive officer of ThreatAdvice. “Central Florida is a low-cost location and operations area with a large concentration of technology companies.
“Adding in the benefits of the UCF Business Incubation program made this a natural fit for ThreatAdvice’s initial expansion outside of Alabama,” he said.
ThreatAdvice was founded in 2016 to provide companies of all types with comprehensive cybersecurity protection by offering tools to educate employees on good cyber practices, help identify and respond to an attack, simulate cyberattacks, and insure against potential attacks. F
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training, and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped more than 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of more than $725 million on regional GDP and more than $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 for every $1 invested in the program.