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The global cybersecurity landscape is moving at an alarming pace, and there is more and more evidence of large-scale data breaches, threats and intrusions. Unfortunately, there still are companies that are not aware of how cyberthreats can negatively impact their business or how they should approach this issue to protect their data. While the demand for security and risk management expertise increases, there are very few qualified resources who can address this demand from within organizations.

Headquartered in the Greater Montreal Metropolitan Area in Canada, Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company was founded in 1999 to fill exactly this gap in the market. Above Security strives to bring clarity to the jungle of today’s IT security solutions, and recognizes that the brand is the heart of a company – its most valuable asset. We build and deliver customized security services for monitoring and protecting the most critical IT assets in our clients’ infrastructures 24/7. Thanks to our exclusive focus on information security and IT risk management, we have become a global IT Security Service Provider with clients in over 40 countries across the globe, who count on us to provide the right solutions for their businesses – quickly, effectively and with expertise beyond industry standards!

Who We Are

Above Security’s mission is to make the Internet a safer place for all, to harness the full potential of connecting people and businesses together to build trusting relationships that can be the catalyst of worry-free collaboration and limitless innovation.

Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company is a Global IT Security Service Provider who builds and delivers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive information assets in our clients’ infrastructures 24/7. With a focus on IT risk management, and continuous improvement of our technology and incident response processes, our clients count on us to provide the right solutions for their businesses – quickly, effectively and with expertise beyond industry standards.

Founded in 1999, Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company caters to small and medium size businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies in important, highly-regulated industries – such as financial services and government – where the need to process or store considerable quantities of confidential data is paramount. From our four Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland, we protect clients in over 45 countries around the world. In 2015, Above Security was acquired by Hitachi Systems Ltd. and now operates under the name “Above Security – A Hitachi Group Company”.

Above Security is committed to achieving the highest level of client satisfaction and maintaining the highest quality standards industry-wide, as evidenced by:

  • ISO 9001:2008 certification for our Managed Security Service delivery from our Canadian Security Operations Center;
  • Accredited member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST);
  • Certified Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for Canada, the US, the Caribbean and Latin America from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

Our Mission

Above Security’s mission is to make the Internet a safer place for all, to harness the full potential of connecting people and businesses together to build trusting relationships that can be the catalyst of worry-free collaboration and limitless innovation.

Our Culture

The culture we have developed at Above Security focuses on strong client relationships, and personalized service at all times. While we support clients on a global scale, we still dedicate the necessary time and effort towards really understanding and learning about the local cultures, adapting ourselves to their ways of doing business, and always respecting the values that are most important to them.

We demonstrate our desire to service our clients in many ways, for example by continuously producing customized monthly reports on monitoring posture, including comprehensive executive summaries and suggestions on proactive measures to improve security. This ability to provide exceptional client care throughout our global client base has been a key strength and one of Above Security’s unique selling points.

Our Team

Above Security is truly diverse. Our team is multi-generational, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual, all of which has created an environment that is rich with ideas and perspectives. It is composed of highly educated and talented professionals driven by the love of and passion for their area of expertise, who share a strong sense of solidarity and devotion to provide our clients with the highest possible service quality at all times.

Our team is humble yet proud of the solutions and services that we develop and offer and we wear our clients’ satisfaction like a badge of honor. Most of all, our team strives to stay ahead of the curve, continuously researching new and better ways of protecting our clients’ most valuable information assets.

Our Philosophy: Dream Big - Push the Limits - Team Up

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How is Above Security Different?

At Above Security, we differentiate ourselves first and foremost through our culture and our adaptability. While we serve clients in over 40 countries around the globe, we understand that we are not a large, multi-billion dollar corporation but are not trying to be one either. The culture we have developed at Above Security focuses on strong client relations, and personalized service at all times. In practical terms, this means that we have made it one of our goals to consult our clients in such a way that their brand and assets remain protected at all times, be it for compliance purposes or by order of the Board of Directors. Instead of imposing the “Canadian way”, we dedicate the necessary time and effort towards learning about and really understanding the local culture, adapting ourselves to their ways of doing business, while always respecting the values that are most important to them.

Our personalized approach to IT security and risk management has been recognized several times, e.g. by IT research house Gartner. In fact, Above Security is the only Canadian company and by far the smallest organization in terms of scale and revenue that was featured by as one of the “top 10 vendors to watch on the global MSSP market” (“Market Trends: Managed Security Services, Worldwide, 2013”, Lawrence Pingree, 30 August 2013, Gartner).

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Above Security is the only Canadian IT Security Service Provider to be featured amongst Gartner’s 10 vendors to watch

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