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Torsion helps organisations minimising insider security risk, and simplifying compliance - with precise, intelligent, automated information access control.

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Website: www.torsionis.com
Twitter: @torsionis
Founded: 2013
Location: London, UK



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What we do

Torsion completely automates the millions of decisions about who gets access to what information, and how that constantly changes over time.

Torsion empowers the people in the business, who have the best understanding of how their information should be secured.

It automatically keeps access controls accurate, across all of the systems where your documents already live - as the volume of information grows, and business circumstances constantly change.

Torsion makes controlling access to business information - Simple, Precise and Robust.

 

The problem we're solving

In a recent survey, 71% of business users indicated they have access to more company information than they probably should.

And in the last year, 75% of large UK organisations suffered an information security breach which was either maliciously or inadvertently caused by a staff member.

'Hackers' may get all the Hollywood attention. But the facts are that businesses bear an annual cost of over $144,000 from insider security incidents, and suffer a median of six incidents per year.

Across the landscape of information security threats, it is regular trusted staff members who are at the centre of some of the most severe damage being done to organisations the world over.

 

Why we started Torsion

Torsion was born of frustration with the way in which companies tend to manage content access - the countless individual configurations which allow or deny access for a particular person to a particular document or file.

Manual and haphazard, the old approaches are hopelessly inadequate for the fast paced, constantly changing, interconnected nature of modern organizations, and the massive amounts of information they deal with.

A few companies have tried to address the problem by creating more tools for IT administrators. But this misses an important point - IT folks usually operate at arm's length from the rest of the business. That puts them in a poor position to make decisions about who should be able to access what information.

We started Torsion to create a way to do better. Driving down the risk of insider security breaches by driving up the accuracy of information security. Shifting key decisions to those best placed to make them. Decreasing the cost of precisely securing information by automating access configurations and eliminating manual maintenance.

 

Torsion's journey so far

Torsion Information Security was founded in 2013 in London, UK by CEO Peter Bradley.

His idea was to take security best practices from military and advanced technical environments, simplify them, and make them work for the everyday interactions that people in organisations have with business information.

Its been a long road from idea, through concept, product, company and service, to constant improvement and growth. Its taken several years of hard work - exciting, challenging and rewarding.

 

Our biggest accomplishment

Cyber London, or CyLon, is Europe's first cyber security startup accelerator. Founded by several of the UK's leading technology experts and investors, CyLon provides intensive mentoring and support from some of the most highly regarded members of the global startup and security communities.

Entry into CyLon is highly competitive, and previous graduates have gone on to enjoy considerable growth and success. Our acceptance into the programme is a distinguished endorsement of our innovative idea, product execution, and unique approach to this critical problem space.

CyLon provides us with a fantastic platform for taking Torsion to the world. We're excited for the future!

 

Our founder's background

Peter's background is in understanding how organisations deal with information on a daily basis, to design systems and processes which maximise business outcomes for that information.

He spent 13 years as a consultant specializing in secure information management. His deep understanding of the nature of information flow and lifecycle in organisations enables him to make a powerful and effective contribution to the information security discussion. 

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