The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-07-09T04:04:17Z Australian Startup Secures Multi-Million Dollar Investment & Serial Entrepreneur Ian Buddery as Non-Exec Director. 2020-07-09T04:04:17Z australian-startup-secures-multi-million-dollar-investment-amp-serial-entrepreneur-ian-buddery-as-non-exec-director We are thrilled to let you know that 6clicks, Australia’s leading RegTech startup, has raised $2.2M AUD from a consortium of Australian business leaders and appointed Ian Buddery as a Non-Executive Director. 6clicks offers a next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform that revolutionises the way organisations mature their cyber security, data privacy, risk management, and compliance capabilities. Together, with a suite of products including a curated and customisable content marketplace, white-label capability for advisors and mobile app “6clicks Risk Review for Teams”, companies can now arm themselves with breakthrough abilities to navigate the complex and ever-evolving regulatory environments at low cost. This funding now brings the total investment in 6clicks to $3 Million since launching in 2019, which will be used to scale operations and expand its customer base in line with its high growth potential. We are also pleased to announce that Ian Buddery, a successful early-stage-to-exit software entrepreneur, has joined our Board of Directors. Mr Buddery, who is also a significant investor in 6clicks said, ‘I am proud to join this exciting and innovative company, operating in one of the fastest growth sectors worldwide. The successful investment round gives us access to a huge market opportunity, with a highly qualified and experienced team. 6clicks' innovative technology and unique business model represents the first scalable digital solution in a sector that is ripe for disruption’. 6clicks CEO and co-founder Anthony Stevens says, ‘These important steps will help us to meet the phenomenal demand for our products in the market. Having investors and advisors of this stature on board gives us access to a wealth of expertise in strategy, operations and innovation, that will prove invaluable as 6clicks enters the next stage of growth’. We are pumped here in the office. Stay tuned for more good news! The (rapidly growing) 6clicks global community.   Media Enquiries: Stephen Walter. Head of Marketing & PR - stephen@6clicks.io 6clicks acquires TrustyGate to become the leading cybersecurity SaaS platform for businesses and service providers 2019-12-20T00:03:13Z 6clicks-acquires-trustygate-to-become-the-leading-cybersecurity-saas-platform-for-businesses-and-service-providers MELBOURNE, Australia — 6clicks and TrustyGate have announced the planned merger of their business operations to offer a unified cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform for businesses and service providers. 6clicks will acquire the TrustyGate assets, people and customer contracts, and the merged business will operate under the 6clicks brand.TrustyGate, founded in 2018, provides cloud-based software for companies to manage information assets, assess and treat risks, communicate policy guidance and manage performance. TrustyGate was designed to support organisations in the implementation of information security management systems to demonstrate compliance with standards such as ISO 27001 to support certification.Its pedigree follows the experience of founder Andrew Robinson, an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, IRAP Assessor and a recognised innovation expert in the Australian cybersecurity market.“The integration of the TrustyGate technology platform and their highly experienced team build on the ability to deliver the market a single integrated offering for risk assessment, compliance mapping, remediation capability and a comprehensive information management system,” said 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens.“This deal aligns perfectly with our vision of creating trust, so businesses have the confidence to do more.”“As risk assessment and compliance becomes an integral component of every company, and with a range of high-profile customers, the acquisition of TrustyGate supports the 6clicks strategy to become the pre-eminent SaaS platform for risk assessment, risk management and real-time, continuous compliance.”According to Robinson, 6clicks’ acquisition of TrustyGate “provides a major growth opportunity for the merged businesses through an expanded product offering for our customers.”“As organisations enhance their cybersecurity maturity, we will be best positioned to support them on that journey,” he said.Robinson will join 6clicks as CISO and head of the 6clicks cybersecurity division.The expanded business will serve enterprise and government organisations across Australia, and help advisers and auditors work more efficiently and effectively with their clients.Australian law firm Lander & Rogers has already integrated 6clicks into its operations to streamline its cybersecurity risk and compliance processes. Chief Executive Partner Genevieve Collins said the firm is now “working closely with our lawyers to co-design risk solutions that promise profound benefits for our clients.”“Most organisations have significant gaps in their ability to effectively audit and manage their cybersecurity compliance. 6clicks gives organisations the ability to move from reactive support to proactive, and eventually real-time control, quickly and cost-effectively,” said Stevens.“Our goal is to be the leading platform for cybersecurity management, assessment and compliance globally. To get there, we are making user experience the central element to everything we do.”Abbas Kudrati, Microsoft Asia’s Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and 6clicks board member, congratulated 6clicks on the deal, particularly the timing of it.“This move by 6clicks will mean that 6clicks can even further support businesses and service providers to improve their cybersecurity posture. The timing is also great given the increasing cyber threat and complexity of cyber regulation that all businesses face,” he said. 6clicks unveils new Executive Advisory Board, welcomes new members 2019-10-23T01:37:57Z 6clicks-unveils-new-executive-advisory-board-welcomes-new-members 6clicks, a leader in management systems and risk assessment software-as-a-service, today announced the launch of its new Executive Advisory Board (EAB), a strategic committee of industry professionals serving as trusted advisers to 6clicks on strategy, product innovation and growth.  “The Executive Advisory Board plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for our company, our products, and our ability to make our customers successful,” said 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens.   “We’re thrilled to work with the senior executives on this board, whose deep experience in cybersecurity, sales, marketing and information technology will help fuel our growth and innovation agenda.”  The EAB comprises of a diverse set of executives, representing a cross-section of geographies across mid-market and enterprise organisations.   Their role is to provide strategic direction and guidance on the 6clicks product, branding and messaging, as well as share their perspective on successes in their respective industries.  The newly appointed EAB members include:  Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, currently serving as Microsoft Asia’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Abbas also serves as an executive adviser to Deakin University, LaTrobe University and E-C Council ASEAN. He is also a part-time Professor of Practice at LaTrobe University, and a regular speaker on cybersecurity, cloud security, governance, risk and compliance.   Hamish McKirdy has over 20 years of technology sales and marketing management experience globally and is currently the Cyber Security Solutions Manager at Forcepoint. He has held senior management roles at global vendors, including HP Autonomy and Trend Micro, and has co-founded two start-ups. Throughout his career, Hamish has worked with enterprises and national governments to provide solutions in cybersecurity, homeland security, big data analytics and open-source intelligence.   Brett Perkins has over 25 years’ experience in executive, commercial and operations management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Brett is an approved adviser with the Advisory Board Centre and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brett is the former Group Chief Operations Officer at Cellnet Group Limited. He has also worked for companies such as Electronic Data Systems (later acquired by HP), Spark New Zealand and Dimension Data.  James Turner is the CEO of Qtec Systems & Coloured Lines, co-founder of Cape Bionics, former CEO of Inference Solutions and adviser to a range of high-growth B2B SaaS businesses. James has 30 years of experience, with a background in capital raising, US market entry and enterprise sales strategies. Portfolio interests include intelligent virtual assistants, legal tech, sports tech and advanced voice services.  “This is an exciting time for cybersecurity and advances in cloud-based software to enhance the maturity of cybersecurity for businesses who are delivering value in ways never before possible,” said Abbas Kudrati.   “Being part of the 6clicks Executive Advisory Board provides an opportunity to set the future of software in the cybersecurity market.”   About 6clicks  6clicks is the leading cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform in Australia. Since mid-2018, it has been solely focused on risk assessment, risk management and compliance, drawing on Stevens’ experience as former Partner & Chief Digital Officer at KPMG. 6clicks is committed to meeting the unique demands of the maturing enterprise market and service providers.  You can find more information about 6clicks here: https://6clicks.io/.