Mahela Jayawardene co-founds ‘Dygisec’ with tech industry veterans
Former Cricketer and serial venture capitalist Mahela Jayawardene have co-founded 'Dygisec', a next-gen technology company focused on cloud security compliance for the South Asian markets including Bangladesh.
Jayawardene has teamed up with Chandita Samaranayake and Stefano Harding, two industry experts with over 25 years of experience at global technology companies including Google, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Virtusa. Harding serves as the company's Chief Technology Officer, while Samaranayake is the Chief Partner Officer.
With operations in Sri Lanka, Singapore, the US, and with plans to expand into Australia and the UK, Dygisec aims to securely scale global businesses in the 'New Normal' with its agentless, data-driven cloud compliance policy engine titled 'Triton'.
It will provide continuous security, compliance, and governance for businesses globally by using a defined set of best practices according to the specific cloud provider and service. Continuous compliance is configured according to several standards, including PCI, GDPR, CIS, ISO, NIST, SOC and HIPAA, and cloud service configuration best practices.
Triton can automatically remediate issues by combining continuous real-time monitoring with automation features to detect and correct issues, such as improper account permissions.
The first version of the product, integrated with global regulatory frameworks such as PCI/DSS, HIPAA, CIS, ISO 27001, will be available on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud marketplaces by the second quarter of 2022.
Dygisec has already signed up with five global customers in the healthcare, telecommunications, retail and manufacturing sectors with over 60,000 employees and more than USD 10 billion in revenue in total.
Dygisec's software development team consists of talented engineers and cloud architects in Sri Lanka and the US with more than 15 years of experience in cloud operations and consulting.
They all have hands-on experience working with many Fortune 500 companies—from telecom, finance, and healthcare to FMCG, migrating over 20,000 VMs successfully to the cloud. Dygisec has also forged partnerships with some of the world's top cloud service providers (CSPs), including Microsoft, Amazon and Google.
Dygisec also has a Cloud Consulting Service practice that builds secure cloud infrastructure and implements cloud best practices security compliance framework based on the customer's industry. This will be defined as Infrastructure as Code and Policy as Code.