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Octiga Protection for Microsoft 365 - Galway Startup Automates Cyber Security, Biz Plus

Cybersecurity firm Octiga addresses the elephant in the room for SMEs - Startups, Silicon Republic

Europe Start-up 100: Who are the ones to watch in 2020? - Startups, Silicon Republic

How has Covid-19 changed the cybersecurity landscape? - Jenny Darmody, Silicon Republic

octiga Background

Octiga is a Galway based Cyber Security Software as a Service (SaaS) company.  It was founded in late 2018 by Sash Vasilevski and Dr Rob McFeely.  The founders brought together their expert knowledge of cybersecurity and software delivery to begin work on a set of products automate cybersecurity for Small and Medium Enterprises.   Work started in early 2019 from Galway's tech and innovation hub; the PorterShed.  The team soon grew to comprise of a small dedicated software team.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help SME's easily cost-effectively achieve cybersecurity goals.  Such goals are traditionally achieved through in-house expertise which comes at a considerable cost, and serves as a barrier for many small to medium enterprises in achieving even a minimal cybersecurity stance.  Octiga aims to leverage cloud service to let non-expert clients achieve the same results through our guided online platform.  

People before profit


At Octiga we have recognised the need for affordable and automated cybersecurity for SME’s. Our product is an easy to use, Cyber Security Platform (SaaS) that completely removes the need for in-house expertise.  We empower SMEs to achieve robust, automated and yet affordable cyber security.  We understand that threats are spread across many areas of the clients portfolio and come in many shapes and sizes.  However only a few fundamental touches are required in each area to massively reduce risk exposer.  Thus, apply a comprehensive approach to; the systems, processes, and people, that comprise your business.  The product addresses Office 365, which is at the heart of the business, yet where most of the risks reside. It is automated, integrates directly online with a custome’s Office 365 requires no technical expertise. It consists of three security tools that complete a holistic approach to cybersecurity in office 365. They cover Prevention of breaches, Detection or risks and incident and Recovery for breached accounts.
Octiga Recover - Recover from incidents and breaches
Octiga Detect - Be warned the moment a potential risk or incident occurs
Octiga Prevent - Tightens your Office 365 security; Highlights issues and brings you to best practice

Founder: Dr Rob McFeely

Co-founder and Product Director Dr Robert McFeely is a Donegal native but now calls Galway his home.  He brings 9 years of (enterprise) software development experience. This includes 5 years at Hewlett Packard, and 4 years leading software teams bringing new enterprise platforms to market at Bluetree Sytems and the Postgraduate Application Centre.  Before his enterprise experience, Robert completed a PhD in Image Processing and B Eng in Computer and Electronic Engineering from NUIG.


Founder: Sash Vasilevski

Sash Vasilevski, brings over 15 years of experience in information security including running a successful cyber security consultancy in Sydney, Australia.


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