As the cannabis industry continues to grow, so does the amount of business intelligence and personal information available to hackers and other entities, making cybersecurity more critical now than ever before.
June 26, 2018 – (Palm Springs, CA) – HARDCAR Distribution is excited to announce a newly minted partnership with Axiom Cyber Solutions to protect businesses in the cannabis industry from cyber attacks and the theft of valuable data. New businesses are coming online every day as the cannabis market explodes throughout the United States and Canada, making them prime targets for hackers.
Although HARDCAR Distribution brings years of security experience to the cannabis industry ensuring the safe and secure transport of cash and product, they understand the importance of protecting their clients on every level. With Axiom’s team of infrastructure specialists, developers, database and business intelligence experts, and project managers, growing cannabis businesses now have a full-service solution with the addition of cutting edge cyber security technology.
“There are few industries bringing the kind of attention like the cannabis industry, so partnering with Axiom was a no-brainer. Not only do they provide an incredible service, but they do it at a relatively inexpensive price that startup businesses can afford. The future for cannabis is massive and we need to make sure everyone is protected!” – Todd Kleperis, HARDCAR Distribution CEO
Axiom Cyber Solutions offers solutions that keep valuable information safe and secure, monitoring 24 hours a day to ensure the highest levels of protection against hackers and other entities. As medical and recreational cannabis become legal across North America, cannabis businesses are at greater risk of having their patient information, intellectual property, distribution and route information, vehicle information, and other valuable data, stolen.
“An important aspect of the cannabis industry is the reputation of your business and there’s no worse way to compromise it than having to tell your customer’s that you’ve lost their data in a breach. Besides your customer data, you have proprietary information on your blends, grow operations, and business practices that competition would love to have. And lastly, the industry is investing heavily in smart, internet-connected technologies to aid and improve grow operations and these systems need to be protected. Could you imagine having an entire crop destroyed because someone hacked in a changed the environmental settings of your internet-connected HVAC systems?” – Troy Wilkinson, CEO of Axiom Cyber Solutions
Although data management and cyber security are often the last item on an organization’s lengthy to-do list, the need for a secure platform is more critical now than ever before. As the cannabis industry continues to grow, small operations are expanding into large scale ones and companies are scrambling to find solutions to their network and IT security. Axiom offers a variety of solutions to keep businesses secure:
- Managed Enterprise Cybersecurity
- Continuous Risk and Compliance Monitoring
- Vulnerability and Penetration Testing
- Smart Home Cybersecurity
The cannabis industry offers a massive amount of valuable information, including Personal Identifiable Information (e.g. SSNs, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), Protected Health Information (e.g. patient name, address, certification/license numbers, medical record numbers, health related information, account numbers, SSNs, etc.), and Business Intelligence (e.g. research and development, inventory, product intelligence, software applications, payouts, manifests, equipment, sales, etc.). Unfortunately most business systems are being monitored by untrained staff, or not being monitored at all, putting companies at a huge risk.
With this risk being so high, HARDCAR and Axiom are dedicated to protecting their clients on every level, including threats against cyber attacks and data theft. For more information, please contact Axiom Cyber Solutions at [email protected] or call at (800) 519-5070.
About HARDCAR Distribution
HARDCAR is an award-winning and long-time contributor to the cannabis space, with a proven track record of cultivating and solidifying meaningful relationships throughout the industry. From packaging, to distribution, secured storage, and transport, HARDCAR Distribution has all aspects of cannabis retail covered. Through collaboration with our diversified team of highly qualified and talented professionals, we help cannabis businesses stand out in the industry by providing the highest quality industry services that keep our partners’ products safe, while maintaining excellence and compliance throughout our work.
For more information, please visit hardcar.com
About Axiom Cyber Solutions
Axiom Cyber Solutions strives to be the leading cyber-security technology partner by providing world-class solutions that are intelligent, adaptive, innovative, and automated. Through our technology solutions, we enable our clients to be disruptive in their markets while remaining focused on what they do best. We believe in the saying “if you find a job you love, you never work another day in your life”. We seek to cultivate a culture that attracts energetic, motivated, and creative individuals that share our passion for technology.