Techopia Live: Tech security at the speed of Light(ship)

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.