Ever tried to visit a website only to meet with a “this site has been hacked by [name of hacker]” message? Or had your personal data (such as an address, credit card, bank account, and social security numbers) stolen from a website that you thought was secure? Or had someone use your credit card to purchase things online, leaving you in massive debt? Such is the risk anyone who uses the internet faces, as data can be stolen when not secured. Matt Mahvi is one person who has been working to make the internet more secure for users.
Matt, an entrepreneur in the cybersecurity space, is the founder and CEO of Staminus, a cybersecurity company that protects websites, servers, and services from DDoS attacks. Matt became a shareholder in StackPath, a computing platform provider, when it bought Staminus in 2016. He has three cybersecurity patents in the United States and has helped stop over 3.5 million individual DDoS attacks.
As an expert in cybersecurity, he knows that securing your systems from cyberattacks is one of the most crucial things for any organization. With hackers pulling off more audacious attacks each year, cybersecurity is a necessary part of any organization’s plans. Matt’s investments in cybersecurity are all aimed to secure the internet.
Having experienced a cyberattack at one point (Staminus’ systems were breached briefly in 2016 before Matt and his engineers took them back), Matt knows how a secure internet is imperative for companies to thrive.
“Having your secure systems and data compromised during a cyberattack is not an interesting thing. I vowed to ensure that no else would have theirs compromised,” he continues. “Our engineers do penetration tests on different systems every other day. This way, they sharpen their skills and ensure that our clients get only the best services.”
Cyberattacks have become more common as more people use the internet and store their confidential data online, but people like Matt Mahvi work day and night to ensure that the data is safe and accessible to the owners only.