Interview With Reinard Mortlock – Livex
Livex is a solution that takes your business to the next level with a custom software solution that will help you get more done so you can focus on growing your business. Reinard Mortlock, the CEO of Livex, kindly agreed to share some more information about the product.
Private Internet Access: Please describe the story behind Livex: What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
Reinard Mortlock: We wanted to start a software company to enable startups and SME’s to get access to world-class software development without the massive development cost typically charged by the software industry.
Our model has been received very well in the market and we have seen tremendous growth over the past few years.
We structure each project to our client’s needs and budget allowing them to get the software solution their businesses need while maintaining a structured development costing model.
PIA: What services do you offer?
RM: Our primary focus is on developing custom software solutions and mobile apps, we approach each software solution we develop with a security-first approach ensuring that every solution takes all the cyber security best practices into account.
Additionally, we offer cyber security services and network management to further enhance our offering to our clients and to assist all our clients in keeping their businesses and data secure.
PIA: In your opinion, what is the best way for a person to protect their system from cyberthreats?
RM: In my opinion having the essentials cyber security measures in place, such as anti-virus, firewalls and network/user access controls goes a long way in protecting against cyber threats.
Additionally, I believe a lot of cyber security breaches could have been prevented if users were made more aware of things like ransomware, social engineering, and phishing. Many users are familiar with these terms but may not have enough information to properly identify such attacks.
PIA: What are the worst cyberthreats out there today?
RM: Ransomware would have to top the list due to the sure devastation it has caused to so many users and companies out there.
PIA: How is the pandemic changing the way your company deals with cybersecurity?
RM: Fortunately, we worked remotely before the pandemic hit the world, so our infrastructure was already configured to allow for secure remote work.
However, as with many companies, the pandemic still had a massive impact on how cyber security should be considered when working remotely.
Users are no longer protected by the company network firewalls and onsite technical support, and as such, it is vital that a thorough remote work policy be put into place and implemented to mitigate the additional cyber security risks associated with working remotely.
PIA: How do you envision future of your industry?
RM: As for the software industry, I envision more and more companies will move to a cloud-based system that would allow for remote work.
The pandemic has forced a mind shift for many companies that previously never wanted to consider cloud, but now have to start thinking of new solutions to allow their companies to continue functioning.
We have helped many companies move to the cloud by developing custom cloud-based software solutions that allow them to continue working no matter where the users are located.