Eric Byres, founder and chief technical officer of Lantzville-based aDolus Technology Inc., and company staff are basking in the glow of winning the Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security category in the Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards. (Photo submitted)

Eric Byres, founder and chief technical officer of Lantzville-based aDolus Technology Inc., and company staff are basking in the glow of winning the Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security category in the Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards. (Photo submitted)

Cybersecurity company with Lantzville roots wins international award

aDolus Technology Inc. receives Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security award

A Vancouver Island cybersecurity firm with Lantzville roots has been rewarded for its work to secure control systems software.

ADolus Technology Inc. received a Global InfoSec Award from Cyber Defense Magazine at the 10th annual Global InfoSec Awards presented at RSA Conference held in San Francisco from June 6-9. The company won in the international Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security category.

The company develops software that validates and ensures industrial control software is free of malicious coding and safe to ship, install and put into operation.

“It is an honour to win this prestigious cybersecurity award…” Eric Byres, aDolus founder and chief technical officer, said in a press release. “It is so encouraging to see the protection of our software supply chain get the attention it so urgently needs.”

Byres went on to say such an award category would not have been seen, even two years ago, but with high-profile supply chain cyberattacks, such as SolarWinds and Kaseya, industry is recognizing these forms of rapidly escalating threats.

“ADolus embodies the three major features we judges look for when picking winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats today, providing a cost-effective solution, and innovating in unexpected ways that help companies mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Cyber Defense Magazine publisher, in the press release. “Software supply chain visibility is the new business imperative,”

Rod Campbell, aDolus CEO, said cybersecurity has been thrust into the spotlight following incidents, such as the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

“Having immediate executive level visibility into supply chains will be a minimum requirement for management to confidently and quickly respond to the next security crisis,” Campbell said in the press release.

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Eric Byres, founder and chief technical officer of Lantzville-based aDolus Technology Inc., and company staff are basking in the glow of winning the Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security category in the Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards. (News Bulletin file photo)

Eric Byres, founder and chief technical officer of Lantzville-based aDolus Technology Inc., and company staff are basking in the glow of winning the Most Innovative Software Supply Chain Security category in the Cyber Defense Magazine Global InfoSec Awards. (News Bulletin file photo)