I haven’t really spoken much publicly about it yet, but outside of building my websites and publishing new material online, over the course of the last several weeks and months I’ve also begun the process of putting together different proposals in an attempt to launch my own cyber security business. More specifically, I’m interested in starting a data hosting/data security service with the possibility of launching a world class VPN service along side of it.
Knowing full well that this is a venture I can not successfully achieve here in the United States, I’ve begun approaching various international banking institutions and Government agencies worldwide to get a feel for how likely they’d be to stake and/or sponsor me with a business loan, as well as to gauge how different countries or Government agencies would react to my proposed businesses plan – which would essentially lock out all Government requests for data/information on all of my customers, something I’d also be unwilling to compromise on. This is also why I say that I could never operate my business in an ideal way inside the United States, because given this countries laws and current administration, it’s literally impossible to block to the US Government from seizing any/all corporate data hosted inside US borders or out if they really want it – just ask Microsoft or LavaBit about that.
President Trump signed the CLOUD Act on March 23, mooting one of the most closely watched Supreme Court cases this term: the Microsoft Ireland case. Jennifer Daskal of @AUWCL examines these extraordinary and fast-moving developments. https://t.co/P6wCvvD7HQ
— Stanford Law Review (@StanLRev) May 1, 2018
To date, I have either sat down with or submitted proposals to representatives at Toronto-Dominion Bank here in New York City, the Bank of The Bahamas in Nassau, CBH Bahamas and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombia. During my presentations I have essentially explained to each of them the same concept, which is the fact that one of the newest trends inside the cyber/data security industry is a switch over to countries with historically strong banking industries, because these countries actively host the most stringent business confidentiality and data privacy laws – something growing ever more precious for international cyber security companies, especially headed into the future.
Learn More – Country of Origin & How It Relates To Data Security Choices or Decisions: https://roguesecuritylabs.ltd/misconceptions-nationalism-and-security/
In my presentations, I’ve explained to them how it’s my intention to start a new business model capitalizing on data confidentiality laws in countries such as the Bahamas, by hosting data servers outside the reach or jurisdiction of invasive Government agencies – which are perhaps THE single largest threat to data security in the world today, right Russia? Think of the conception of my business in the same context as starting a new bank, only instead of securely holding money for customers I would be locking up and securing/guaranteeing data files. This is also a unique business model or selling point that no one on Earth is currently offering, which is why I believe I can be successful at it. For the purposes of this article, I will keep the methodology through which I intend to secure my customers data confidential.
As an example, here is a sample of an exchange between me and a representative of Toronto-Dominion Bank in New York City dated December 10th 2018:
And here is another sample of an exchange between me and representatives at the Bank of the Bahamas earlier that same day on December 10th 2018:
And lastly, here is a sample of an inquire filed with Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 26th 2019:
Needless to say however, despite however interested and/or fascinated they were by my proposals, no one has ever actually offered me a loan – and presumably never will. What’s interesting though is that I distinctly remember telling TD Bank in a sit down interview that I was afraid to put together a full research report for them, fearing that someone would think my business was a great idea, but would just reject my loan and use the information for themselves to advance their own agendas. As fate would have it, this also appears to be exactly what has happened – welcome to America.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I wake up and read a ‘new report‘ originally published by an Israeli based security firm known as Radware on February 7th 2019, entitled “What Do Banks and Cybersecurity Have In Common? Everything.” In it, researchers loosely explain how cyber security companies of the future need to begin thinking of their their brands, business and product much in the same way as banks do, employing the same safe guards to protect data as banks do to protect money. Essentially, their report is just a “bastardized” version of everything I had been presenting/proposing to international banks for month/weeks beforehand.
Cyber threats are constantly changing, forcing both financial institutions and organizations to adapt their security solutions and processes. https://t.co/t59rpz63x5
— Radware (@radware) February 7, 2019
In other news, sure would like to see #OpIcarus keep rolling along……….. 😉