Before any sort of technology can be embedded into sensitive government networks, it requires third-party certifications to ensure it's safe.
That requirement helped propel Lightship Security into the Ottawa Business Journal’s list of fastest-growing companies last year, with three-year revenue growth of 264 per cent.
And while government contracts offer stability and growth, the company – which automates the process of verifying that IT hardware such as switchers and routers meets rigorous government security standards – has its sights set on other industries that require near real-time certification of their technologies.
That could see the company evaluating the technology that powers everything from driverless cars to medical devices in its labs – one of only three such facilities in Canada and a handful in the United States – as it looks to diversify into new fields.
In this episode of Techopia Live, co-founder Jason Lawlor explains how technology can be tested and certified in near-real time using cloud-based technology, discusses the possible size of the company’s market and reveals the very real HR challenges facing every Ottawa tech company.