As any startup grows, getting brand-new items out the door and securing that next round of funding are constantly leading concerns

. But security, all too often, falls by the wayside. Why would you invest cash in something that you hope never ever happens when you could be funneling cash back into the organization?

Promoting a corporate culture that embraces cybersecurity best practices keeps client information safe and your business’s track record intact. Security isn’t something you can easily tack on later. It needs to be implanted in your company’s culture, and it’s so much easier to start in the early days of your company than rushing in the aftermath of an information breach.

However how do you arrive?

At TechCrunch Early Phase, we asked Casey Ellis, founder, chairman and primary technology officer at Bugcrowd, to share his concepts for how start-ups can improve their security posture.

Bugcrowd helps companies dip into a big swimming pool of cybersecurity talent– including hackers and security scientists– to find vulnerabilities. By helping companies recognize defects, they can support their defenses before harmful hackers break in. Few understand better than Ellis– who’s run Bugcrowd for close to a decade– which policies, procedures and protections business have actually put in location to get there.

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Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.