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Byos Launches Free Assessment Tool to Provide Enterprises with Tailored Network Security Recommendations

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — September 20, 2022 — Byos (, the leading microsegmentation company dedicated to helping organizations protect against the pervasive connectivity risk of remote, guest, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, today announced the release of Byos Network Security Maturity Assessment: a free tool that details actions and technologies to improve an organization’s security posture. Developed by a team of network security industry veterans and consultants, the tool assesses a company’s current network security maturity via a 15-minute survey and provides a set of tailored recommendations that can be used to develop priorities, action plans, long-term budgets, and more. The assessment tool is available at:

“We saw a real need for a way to get a base set of recommendations without having to hire outside consultants,” said Matias Katz, Founder and CEO of Byos. “This process can be long, expensive and difficult to justify. We wanted our tool to give businesses access to actionable advice without all the costs and distractions of the traditional way of doing it. Because that meant it almost never happened.

The Byos Network Security Maturity Assessment uses a 29-question survey covering general network security, access management, lateral movement, and risk/threat assessment. Respondents rate their agreement with each question on a five-point scale, and the tool uses this data to calculate their level of network security maturity in each category. The Byos Network Security Maturity Assessment then draws on its extensive database of recommendations – based on NIST and CIS recommendations and insights from the network security veterans who developed the tool. – to generate a report tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of the business and suggest achievable next steps.

“Byos was committed to creating a high-quality tool from the start,” said Caston Thomas, principal assessment consultant and managing director of InterWorks, LLC. “I am amazed that a vendor could be so confident in their technology that they would release a free tool without any bias towards their products. We developed the assessment to help organizations of all sizes step back to improve the security of their network without having to hire expensive consultants.

The launch of the Byos Network Security Maturity Assessment continues this legacy, using technology to enable organizations to quickly assess the strength of their cybersecurity strategy.

To learn more about Byos Network Security Maturity Assessment – or to start using the tool today – visit

About Byos

The IoT, mobile devices, the “cloud”, working from home and video streaming have all radically changed the way the internet works. This growth and complexity is accelerating. Yet, there’s been little difference in how internet security works from when it was first created nearly 50 years ago.

Byos takes on the challenge of creating a new way to secure “the net”, and in doing so, proves that network security can be simpler and, at the same time, fundamentally safer. Simply put, Byos makes all devices, and the network itself, invisible. Byos communicates OVER the network without being connected TO the network by isolating each device on its own network from one. Even if a device is compromised by other means, such as malware from an email, Byos limits the spread.

Byos is backed by Silicon Valley investors and advisors and is based in Nova Scotia. We serve clients in all sectors and government institutions. For more information, visit