CyberCompass, the leader in building cyber resilience across business ecosystems, today announced its first-to-market partnership with Telarus, LLC., the largest technology services distributor (master agent) of business cloud services, to deliver essential cybersecurity, compliance, privacy and risk management capabilities to mid-size businesses.

Through this distribution agreement, Telarus’ network of over 4,000 technology brokers will assist businesses in effectively building cost-effective cyber resilience with a unique solution of virtual cybersecurity, compliance and privacy services coupled with a cyber risk management platform. CyberCompass is a proven solution in reducing cyber risk by 50% in less than 90 days at one third the cost of a full-time employee. CyberCompass also includes a new benefit of $250,000 in cyber coverage through North American Data Security RPG with every active account.

Most mid-size businesses are struggling to cross the spending divide to afford similar sophisticated, holistic protection as Fortune 500 companies. Studies show that 86% of businesses do not have a comprehensive cybersecurity and compliance program to address vulnerabilities across their business. The partnership with Telarus enables mid-size businesses to be empowered quickly to pinpoint vulnerabilities, gain access to expertise, reduce risk and outsource both cybersecurity and compliance leadership at a fraction of the cost.

CyberCompass was selected over several other vendors to complete a security audit for Telarus as a client.

From high-risk to high-performing in 90 days at one-third the cost

“We built CyberCompass with the sole purpose of helping ensure businesses survive and thrive in a constantly changing, threatening environment,” stated Robert Felps, CEO of CyberCompass. “Each business has unique challenges to continuously protect their data and be compliant while being resilient.  We don’t just build a cybersecurity defense, we enable cybersecurity readiness and work to continually optimize cyber risk. That translates to ensuring our customers get clear understanding of the right priorities and direction on the right investment to create a balance between addressing cybersecurity threats while achieving its desired business objectives.”

Affordable, turn-key solution with expertise and automation

“We follow a simple approach: accurate information plus application leads to resilience”, stated Ed Jones, Chief Compliance Officer. 

CyberCompass works from a complete set of tools to rapidly assess the business ecosystem. “We start by following the data; received, created, manipulated, stored and sent. Processes are mapped. Typically, company silos have data “pools” for “efficiency” that are poorly protected. SaaS and cloud apps further extend an organizations data footprint and the challenges to protect data,” stated Jones.

Most companies don’t have an accurate understanding of where their data is, or a strategy how to protect it. They rely on the “castle and moat mentality” for cybersecurity. But companies are ever changing, new people, systems, and applications. It’s very likely in the world of asymmetric cyber warfare, hackers can find a crack to slip through. 

“Most of our clients have rapidly built or added new systems and/or implemented a patchwork of privacy and security policies that lack a cohesive strategy and understanding of their vulnerabilities.,” said Jones.

Building cyber resilience isn’t making the castle wall flexible, it’s improving the entire organization based on accurate information; where all data flows, stored, utilized, and protected.

 “Our certified CyberCompass Commander teams with our clients to build accurate knowledge, close the gaps, improve efficiency, build a compliant foundation, and optimize, ” stated Jones.  A certified CyberCompass Commander provides the combined expertise of three key leadership roles for customers that do not have the resources to fully fund: Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer. Through this process, businesses are better protected and can handle cyber incidents without facing devastating financial setbacks.  

“We protected multiple customers from harsh penalties and substantial damage to their reputations through accurate assessments, analysis of data and solid evidence. Our focus is helping our customers avoid financial and reputational setbacks from the point of no return,” stated Jones.

CyberCompass works in tandem with a businesses’ current cybersecurity technology to reduce risks and increase compliance with privacy regulations (such as CCPA, CIS20, CMMC, FISMA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPAA, NAIC-668, NIST-171, NIST 800-53, NYDFS Reg 500, TPN). Using automation through its CyberCompass cloud-based platform, assessments and remediation can be completed in 70% less time than traditional approaches and provides customers complete transparency with their cyber risk management while building and maintaining a body of evidence.


About CyberCompass

CyberCompass, based just outside Austin, Texas, navigates mid-size businesses to cyber resiliency across their business ecosystem of workforce, processes, technology and vendors to reduce cyber risk by 50% in less than 90 days. Only CyberCompass offers a turn-key, affordable solution of virtual cybersecurity, compliance and privacy services coupled with cloud-based cyber risk management platform.  Every active account receives $250,000 in cyber coverage through North American Data Security RPG so businesses gain added assurance they can survive and thrive cyber-attacks. To learn more about how CyberCompass can help businesses navigate cyber resilience, please visit


About Telarus

Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately-held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of 250 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps that are unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses even more, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the business, which includes SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.

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