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ShardSecure™, the cloud data security company enabling organizations to embrace cloud computing through its Microshard™ technology, was awarded the “Judges’ Favorite Startup” award at the AWS Winning Pitch Deck Workshop.

Co-founder and CEO Bob Lam beat out over 70 other early stage companies with his presentation to investors and industry experts on the ShardSecure vision and how the company is already revolutionizing data security in the cloud even for the most security-conscious enterprises.

​The invite-only pitch competition, which follows AWS’s famous Startup Day, is a full-day event led by experts from AWS, HubSpot Ventures, investors and other experts.

With competition from some of today’s most promising start-ups, the award is a testament to ShardSecure’s technology and the team’s ability to communicate the importance of modernizing data protection in today’s cloud-first climate.

​Data security is still a hurdle for enterprises that are otherwise ready to embrace the benefits of cloud computing, and misconfiguration is a primary concern as it is the number one cause of data breaches in the cloud, [explained Bob Lam during his pitch]. ShardSecure’s Microshard technology lowers the sensitivity of data by breaking it into bits small enough to render it meaningless to attackers, safeguarding companies against the risks of misconfiguration.

Bob Lam, ShardSecure CEO and Co-Founder

With advancements like quantum computing on the horizon, Lam’s pitch made clear to the audience the necessity of Microshard technology to future-proof organizations’ security strategy.

He went on to detail how ShardSecure’s Microshard technique breaks data into bits tiny enough to break the “atomic unit of value”, spreading them across multiple cloud providers and “poisoning the well” with false shards to ensure data remains incomprehensible if compromised.

To date, ShardSecure is the only company in the data protection space with the ability to shard data into single digit bytes without sacrificing performance, and the company’s patent-pending Microshard technology is largely what makes the company so compelling to security-conscious customers.

About ShardSecure

Headquartered in New York City, ShardSecure® is the world’s most innovative data security company, disrupting the data privacy and security market with Microshard™ technology – the only solution capable of breaking data into single-digit bytes and distributing across cloud locations without sacrificing performance.

Microsharding provides zero data sensitivity for cloud-stored or on-prem data, and can be used with or without encryption to provide true defense in depth. Led by veteran cybersecurity entrepreneurs and investors, ShardSecure works with some of the world’s most successful companies in healthcare, financial services and technology to ensure ultimate data privacy and compliance, while making data migration to the cloud more secure and faster than ever.

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