They thrived amongst their gardens filled with pools of top talent, vast plains of clients, and exclusivity in training that offered unparalleled experience. And for a while we all thrived there, growing flourishing security programs big and small, gaining experience across vast species of problems, and learning how to strategically problem solve.
The firms soon realized they structured their gardens around lengthy growth cycles of hefty professional services with roots that ran too deep to pivot. Understandably, they became tempted by the dangling apple of prosperity that could come with this business model… and they took a bite. But a group of their firm leaders had been inspired by a market they were no longer able to serve - startups. They decided, rather than re-plant in the existing garden, they’d build a whole new d*amn garden where there were no limitations to what they could grow and achieve. And thus, on the 7th day, Eden Data was formed.
Seeded in an era of digitalization and fertilized by emerging technology, startups today have the opportunity to grow and scale in unprecedented ways. But mirroring their opportunity is a new era of government regulations and consumer pressure to protect their data. For the first time, to experience their full growth potential, startups must make information security part of their initial critical strategies. Sadly executive professionals are expensive, big firms won’t sign them, and internal resources are already stretched thin focused on business objectives.
At Eden Data, we view our apple of prosperity as building innovative solutions alongside our clients. We want to consult like a start up, offer services in modern packages, and build foundations of security and compliance that enable success well into the future. Rather than our predecessor whose growth techniques relied on deep roots of service based pricing, was segmented into gardens of siloed projects that drive up cost, and utilized hefty outsourcing of skilled labor, Eden Data takes a radical approach that mimics the way our target market of startups radically transformed their industries.
There will always be an apple of temptation devilishly hanging out on the shoulder of company principals, but we choose to be tempted by the appeal of offering lean solutions to startups to help them flourish, to be a seed in their story of success, to never scale out of our mission to break the standard mold, and to always reside in our garden of founding principles: Integrity, Innovation, and relationships.